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SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE (1978)
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Directed by
Richard Donner

Staring:
Christopher Reeve, Marlon Brando, Margot Kidder, John Ford, Gene Hackman, Jackie Cooper and Ned Beatty

Rated: PG
Format: DVD
Contains: Graphic Violence
Genre: Comic Book Sci-Fi
AKA:
Superman

THE PLOT:

When the wise Jor-El advices that the planet Krypton is about to be destroy. The wise council scuffs at him. Jor-El promises that he nor his wife will leave the dying world. But he does send his son Kal-El in a cystal space ship to the planet earth. Once here he is adopted by the Kent Family. After his foster father dies he goes on a journey of discovery to the North Pole when the last crystal from his ship builds a crystal building and he learns why he was sent. Dedicating his powers for good. Clark Kent gets a job at the Daily Planet where he meets Lois Lane, Perry White and Jimmy Olsen. The world learns of Superman, even criminal mastermind Lex Luthor who is buying cheap desert land in order to make it beach front property after causing a massive earthquake with a stolen nuclear warhead. Unless the man of steel can stop him.

THE OPINION:

I liked the cast, but the small changes I didnt like. But still a great movie and a great cast will remain forever a classic of the cinema. But there is one or two bad marks, like what's witht he crystals? Why does Lex wear the wig through most of the movie? Why can't Superman interfere, isn't that what he was sent here to do? Isn't he interfering everytime he catches a purse snatcher? Where's the line?I GIVE IT: (8 STARS)

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ON THE POSITVE SIDE (+ HITS)

+CHRISTOPHER REEVE (Great actor, great man)
+STORY (Most of the story was great, with some small minor exceptions)
+EFFECTS (Best flying up to that point)

ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE (- MISSES)

-KRYPTONIAN TECH (Whats up with the crystals?)
-LEX WIG (Lex never wore wigs, he was proud of his baldness)
-JOR-EL GHOST (Butting in where it does not belong)

...AND FINALLY...

- FAN BASED (If you aren't big on Superman or comic books, then this isn't the movie for you.)

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