Revealing mistake: In several scenes Superman has fillings in his teeth.
Directed by: Richard Donner
Starring: Gene Hackman, Marlon Brando, Ned Beatty, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder
9.4/10. "You'll believe a man can fly." One of the best taglines ever written. The year of Superman's 40th birthday the all-American boy scout got his first movie. I found it pretty decent, still think of Christopher Reeve as the one and only Superman. I also believe, for real, just like his comics debut, were it not for Superman the movie, then no other superhero movies would've been made. All these masterpieces in the genre of superhero owe a debt to Superman the movie.
Superman is the grandfather of the DC universe, and this 1978 Action Adventure/Fantasy shows the humble beginnings that led to franchises! An all-star cast takes the Kryptonian from his birth to being a Reporter for the Daily Planet through to dealing with Lex Luthor and his henchmen. It's a glimpse into time! Watch.
Perry White: I want the name of this flying whatchamacallit to go with the Daily Planet like bacon and eggs, franks and beans, death and taxes, politics and corruption.
Trivia: To get the muscular build required to play Superman Christopher Reeve went on a training regime supervised by David Prowse who played Darth Vader in the first Star Wars trilogy.
Question: Why didn't Superman spin the world (and time) backwards enough to prevent the nuke from exploding in the first place? Wouldn't that have saved a lot more lives?
Answer: Well yes. This is actually a perfect thing to submit for a Stupidity. Cause it's just bad writing all around.
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Answer: Just to clarify: Superman didn't spin the Earth backwards. We just see the world turning backwards when he went back in time. Of course this doesn't answer your question and it shows how difficult it is to write a good time travel story that doesn't leave the audience thinking of better ways to solve problems.
I guess the way they wrote it, Superman got to be the hero and also get the girl, not really too bad of an outcome.