Science Fiction • PG • 1978 • 2 hr 23 min
I really believed a man could fly…Christopher Reeve was, is, and always will be my Superman
For a long time this was known as the ultimate superhero film. And it’s easy to see why.
The one that started it all. This is a good movie first and a good comic book movie second. This is how you do Superman.
Superman and Lois have great chemistry. If only they didn’t pull the biggest cheat card at the end…
Charmingly cheesy. Flawed, but overall well-written. Refreshingly non-violent for a superhero film.
From as long I can remember Superman has been my favourite superhero. This movie was and still is the best Superman movie made.
The perfect Superhero movie. So much about this film shouldn't work, but everything comes together into a masterpiece that still holds up.
I really do not know why, but I like it better than modern versions.
John Williams scored the whole of that era, didn’t he? Glad I’ve seen it, but in no hurry to watch it again. Good for a one time watch.
Iconic score, a lovely lead & some impressive visuals lift this movie while a nonsensical villain with no real motives sink the rest of it.
Mild-mannered Clark Kent works as a reporter at the Daily Planet alongside his crush, Lois Lane. Clark must summon his superhero alter-ego when the nefarious Lex Luthor launches a plan to take over the world.
Three escaped criminals from the planet Krypton test the Man of Steel's mettle. Led by General Zod, the Kryptonians take control of the White House and partner with Lex Luthor to destroy Superman and rule the world. But Superman, who attempts to make himself human in order to get closer to Lois, realizes he has a responsibility to save the planet.
Aiming to defeat the Man of Steel, wealthy executive Ross Webster hires bumbling but brilliant Gus Gorman to develop synthetic kryptonite, which yields some unexpected psychological effects in the third installment of the 1980s Superman franchise. Between rekindling romance with his high school sweetheart and saving himself, Superman must contend with a powerful supercomputer.
With global superpowers engaged in an increasingly hostile arms race, Superman leads a crusade to rid the world of nuclear weapons. But Lex Luthor, recently sprung from jail, is declaring war on the Man of Steel and his quest to save the planet. Using a strand of Superman's hair, Luthor synthesizes a powerful ally known as Nuclear Man and ignites an epic battle spanning Earth and space.
Superman returns to discover his 5-year absence has allowed Lex Luthor to walk free, and that those he was closest to felt abandoned and have moved on. Luthor plots his ultimate revenge that could see millions killed and change the face of the planet forever, as well as ridding himself of the Man of Steel.