Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Superman 2 by Richard Lester and Richard Donner, 1981 (PG)
with Christopher Reeve (Superman: The Movie), Gene Hackman (Enemy of the State, Superman: The Movie), Terence Stamp (Superman: The Movie, Get Smart), Margot Kidder (Superman: The Movie), Ned Beatty (Rango, Superman: The Movie), Sarah Douglas, Jack O'Halloran (Superman: The Movie), Jackie Cooper (Superman: The Movie), Valerie Perrine (Superman: The Movie), Susannah York, John Ratzenberger (Cars)
Following Superman: The Movie
Three escaped criminals from the planet Krypton test the Man of Steel's mettle in this hit sequel. Led by Gen. Zod, the Kryptonians take control of the White House and partner with Lex Luthor to destroy Superman and rule the world.
Now that I have seen the four Reeve's Superman, my favorite is definitely this one! General Zod (Terence Stamp) has the most amazing lines, my best being: [looking at the Presidential Seal on the floor of the Oval Office] "I see you are practiced in worshiping things that fly. Good. Now, rise before Zod." I think also the plot went in an interesting direction, where Lois and Clark are now together... Yes, call me a romantic :) Anyway, this is probably the wittiest one, with the ping pong between Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman) and Zod.