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Movie Review Superman (circa 1978)

As a child and teenager, I grew up loving comic books. In particular, I had three all-time favorites, Superman, Spiderman and Captain America.

I was really excited about the proposed Superman movie in 1978. The star was to be Christopher Reeves, an amazing actor and someone that could play both Clark Kent and his alter ego, Superman!


The movie had an all-star cast and actually included Gene Hackman as Lex Luthor. Ned Beatty was set to play Lex’s sidekick and Lackey.

The movie was extremely well done,  including the special effects (Superman flying etc). The character of Lois Lane was played by Margot Kidder and she did an amazing job.

Overall the movie doesn’t hold up as well as other movies from that time do, but it is still a fun look at the way Superhero Movies could be.

My rating for the original Superman movie is a 3 of 5.


What do you think?

11 Points

Written by DocAndersen

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  1. Superman The Movie was average with some great drama when Lois Lane died in the earthquake and Superman disobeyed his late father’s instructions not to turn back the clock to prevent Lois Lane from dying. The end scene when Superman waved goodbye to the warden was priceless.

  2. This movie has one of the more dramatic scenes in any movie. After a slow beginning about his origins, Lois Lane is hanging from a helicopter. Clark Kent sees her and is running across the street. As he opens his shirt you see the Superman logo. It was just perfectly filmed and the audience in the theater cheered like crazy.

  3. The memory I have is when I was a child and I saw it for the first time, what struck me most was that his biological parents sent him off his planet, and also when he throws the crystal and creates a small replica of his planet, Me impact, today I would also put a 3 out of 5. Regards Doc.

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