Superman: The Movie That Started It All
A Look Back at a Classic Superman Film
Although it seems there is no shortage of superhero movies for our enjoyment these days, in my opinion, the one that started the ball rolling was the first Superman film starring Christopher Reeve.
Staying true to the original story, "Superman: The Movie" tells the story of an orphan child placed in a spaceship by his scientist father and sent to another world to escape a certain death due to the destruction of their home world Krypton.
From the wheat fields of the Midwest to the frigid cold of the Fortress of Solitude the cinematography and special effects are still great even though we are talking about a film from 1978. It is amusing to me to see actual typewriters being used in the Daily Planet, the newsroom where Clark Kent works when he is not out saving the world as Superman.
Superman (The Movie) - TV & Movie Tie-Ins
Go behind the scenes and uncover the decisions behind the story line and actors chosen for this classic Superman movie.
Superman and Christopher Reeve - Forever Linked in Movie History
In the role that defined a career, Christopher Reeve does a great job exploring both sides of the enigmatic Superman character, showing the pinnacle of super-human abilities against a backdrop of emotional frailties that are part of the human experience.
The plot is not all gloom and doom, however, as there are a few somewhat comical exchanges between Superman's arch enemy Lex Luther and his bumbling sidekick Otis, as well as the not so subtle sexual tension between Lois Lane and Superman.
Even with the occasional instance of over-acting and a few somewhat cheesy moments sprinkled throughout, "Superman The Movie" still holds its own as a classic film that will attract both the macho superhero movie lover as well as the romantic love story enthusiast.
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