Originally Posted by Loki882
Lois and Clark having a child is actually a good idea (it completes his journey from alien to member of the human race/society). However, it was executed HORRIBLY in SR. The movie should have been called Lex and Lois, since that's who it was actually about (Superman was a guest in his own film).
No, the whole story is triggered by Superman. His son, Luthor being able to get free, Lois moving on with a new boyfriend, and his return has a major impact in the life of the major characters.
But I agree that the son was a good idea. It completes also the fatherhood theme that Donner inserted in Superman's story. And acknowledging his own fatherhood, Superman's speech, same as Jor-el's, is a perfect and beautiful symbol of completion.