Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Superman: The Movie by Richard Donner, 1978 (PG)
with Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Ned Beatty, Jackie Cooper, Glenn Ford, Trevor Howard, Margot Kidder, Jack O'Halloran, Valerie Perrine, Maria Schell, Terence Stamp, Susannah York, Larry Hagman
Mild-mannered Clark Kent works as a reporter at the Daily Planet alongside his crush, Lois Lane, who's in love with Superman. Clark must summon his superhero alter ego when the nefarious Lex Luthor launches a plan to take over the world.
Goodness, how charming was Christopher Reeve. And how terrible your teeth became when you were a heavy smoker like Margot Kidder. Anyway, this is a classic, in the "American Way", of the superhero movies. I found it quite fun to watch to tell the truth, it got old, special effects specially with Marlon Brando are incredibly bad, but the story is cute, and efficient. Since Superman is such a mainstream character, it was an experience to watch where it came from movie-wise. And Lois is just too good as a as-goofy as Clark kind of character with an edge that we don't find it women characters in those types of movie, she felt authentic.
Update April 18, 2013: Coincidence? Superman just turned 75 today! He was born April 18, 1938 in “Action Comics”.
watch Superman: The Movie trailer: