Sunday, August 18, 2013
Superman 4: The Quest for Peace by Sidney J. Furie, 1987 (PG)
with Christopher Reeve (Superman: The Movie, Superman 2, Superman 3), Gene Hackman (Enemy of the State, Superman: The Movie, Superman 2), Jackie Cooper (Superman: The Movie, Superman 2, Superman 3), Marc McClure (Superman: The Movie, Superman 2, Superman 3), Jon Cryer, Sam Wanamaker, Mark Pillow, Mariel Hemingway (Deconstructing Harry), Margot Kidder (Superman: The Movie, Superman 2, Superman 3), Damien McLawhorn, William Hootkins, Jim Broadbent (Another Year, The Iron Lady, Cloud Atlas), Stanley Lebor, Don Fellows, Robert Beatty (Superman 3)
With global superpowers engaged in an increasingly hostile arms race, Superman (Christopher Reeve) leads a crusade to rid the world of nuclear weapons. But Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman), 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 (Mark Pillow) and ignites an epic battle spanning Earth and space.
There is one what wasn't necessary either. The bad guys are too much of the same, and not that interesting. Perhaps the only point of originality, and fun is the change of management of the Daily Planet, and the sudden infatuation of the new boss's daughter for Clark Kent, creating awkward situations for him and the superman relationship with Lois.