Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

Plot hole: Superman dropping Nuclear Man in the area of a nuclear plant would have made him stronger, since that is giving him a lot of nuclear energy. Instead he is killed.

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Suggested correction: Dropping nuclear man in to a nuclear power plant isn't as silly as it seems, assuming that the nuclear power is far greater than nuclear man he would simply be absorbed by it rather than growing stronger.

That never got shown and the fact that he was able to make a volcano erupt speaks volumes.

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Factual error: If the Russian cosmonauts need special suits to survive out to space, so should Lacey when she is taken by Nuclear Man. (00:02:50 - 01:20:20)

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Lex Luthor: Lenny, let's try and keep your IQ a family secret.

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Trivia: Christopher Reeve originally refused to return for this film as he hated "Superman III" so much. He eventually changed his mind when he was given more input in the script.

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Question: Why does Superman drop Nuclear Man into a nuclear reactor? Surely this could risk a meltdown due to the sun's energy that created Nuclear Man.

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Answer: The real world answer is poor storytelling. In the film, he's trying to find a way to destroy Nuclear Man, who is genetically the same as himself.

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