Superman

Superman, also known as Clark Kent, is a refugee on Earth from the long-destroyed planet of Krypton. Although he looks completely human, Superman has many amazing powers, including flight, strength, speed, resistance to extremes of cold and heat, invulnerability to physical wounds, and more.

The story describes how Superman is sent away from Krypton before its destruction, arrives at Earth, then grows to maturity and learns of his true identity and destiny. The story then evolves with the relationships Clark/Superman develops with reporter Lois Lane and others at newspaper The Daily Planet, as well as his efforts to repel the criminal plans of evil mastermind Lex Luthor, all while preserving his secret identity from discovery.

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Revealing mistake: When Jor-El is placing the baby Kal-El into the spacecraft, you can see his Rolex under his sleeve.

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Lex Luthor: We all have our little faults. Mine's in California.

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Trivia: The famous (or infamous) New York City blackout of 1977 occurred during location shooting for "Superman." According to director Richard Donner, cinematographer Geoffrey Unsworth mistakenly believed he had caused the blackout by plugging in a spotlight to a lamppost while filming.

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Question: Superman says to Lois in the interview that he never lies. Is the fact that he never lies something he has decided to do or is something that all the people from Krypton have the inability to do? If it is something that the people from Krypton have the inability to do, then how come at the beginning of the movie when Jor-el is telling the Krypton council that the planet is going to explode, no-one believes him?

Answer: Superman has chosen to use his powers on Earth for the good of mankind. It would seem that lying to them would be an unneccessary thing to do, so it appears to be a personal choice. Interesting trivia: the closest he comes to lying is when he tells Lex Luthor to get Zod and company into the molecule chamber in the second film. Listen closely, he only says that it is a molecule chamber that takes away their powers, he never actually says that being inside will make them lose them, only that he wants Luthor to get them to go into it.

Jazetopher

That may be the closest "Superman" comes to lying, but Clark Kent does appear to lie. After the mugging scene in the first movie, Clark tells Lois the contents of her purse, and when asked how he knew (obviously from his X-ray vision), he says "wild guess" which was a lie.

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Not only that but, he spent his whole life pretending to be ordinary so, in fact, he spent his whole life living a lie.

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