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Superman: The Movie [United States]
December 15, 1978
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Superman vs. Batman
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I will alway remember when my dad took me to the movies to see Superman, I really belived a man could fly, no other film made me feel that way.
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This movie raised the bar for superhero movies. I wonder if Man of Steel can top it.
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The best super-hero movie. Ever. :)
The second half is much better than the first, though the ending is stupid. A mixed bag for me.
I agree with JC, a mixed bag. Christopher Reeve and Gene Hackman are very good, John Williams' score is excellent and I'm even willing to give a pass to the effects which, though naturally dated by today's standards, look impressive for their time. But my main problems are that it's too long and the pacing is overly leisurely. And yeah, the ending is pretty dumb, but I was already aware of that so what can you do...?
Just finished it today for the first time from start to finish. Loved it. Yes, it's got cheesy moments and is a bit of a mixed bag as mentioned, but I still loved it. Some astonishing photography and camera work in the farming scenes and an incredible score as well. Loved the intro back on Krypton. I was never a comic book geek, so much of this is new to me.
Not a mixed bag, just a great film.