Superman Superman

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ages 8+ | 75 % Say It's Worth Your Time

Just before the destruction of the planet Krypton, scientist Jor-El (Marlon Brando) sends his infant son Kal-El on a spaceship to Earth. Raised by kindly farmers Jonathan (Glenn Ford) and Martha Kent (Phyllis Thaxter) ], young Clark (Christopher Reeve) discovers the source of his superhuman powers and moves to Metropolis to fight evil. As Superman, he battles the villainous Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman), while, as novice reporter Clark Kent, he attempts to woo co-worker Lois Lane (Margot Kidder).

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Genre: Science fiction

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Director: Richard Donner

Producer: Alexander Salkind, Richard Lester, Ilya Salkind, Pierre Spengler

Cast: Glenn Ford, Margot Kidder, John Ratzenberger, Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Maria Schell, Marlon Brando, Ned Beatty, Phyllis Thaxter, Susannah York, Terence Stamp, Larry Hagman, Jackie Cooper, Valerie Perrine, Marc McClure, Sarah Douglas, Harry Andrews, Trevor Howard, Jeff East, Lise Hilboldt

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    ages 8+ | Worth Your Time

    Great movie. I grew up watching this and really enjoyed seeing Christopher Reeve play the part of Clark Kent and Superman. Totally worth your time.

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    ages 7+ | Not Worth Your Time

    This might have been exciting back in 1978, but there is a lot about this film that has not aged well.

    First, the bad news. The story is sluggish, and once Superman finally starts being Superman, not a lot happens. The poem that Lois Lane says in her mind while flying around with Supes is one of the dumbest things I have ever heard. Luthor figuring out Kryptonite was laughable. The effects are dated. The climax was just silly.

    The good: Christopher Reeves is the best Superman I can imagine. The soundtrack is classic.

Okfor ages12+