Re: Are Superman III and IV really THAT bad?
Originally Posted by Joshua_B
In my opinion, the only advantage the third film has over "Quest for Peace" is that it was actually finished. I love Chris' scenes with Annette O'Toole, but everything else was ridiculous.
By contrast, it seemed the whole cast really wanted the fourth entry to reignite the creative spark of the original, but Cannon Films' greed got in the way. Gene Hackman actually came back since the Salkinds were gone, but the heroics sucked because of the severely slashed budget.
Story-wise, I actually prefer "Quest for Peace"
, but both of them are pretty bad.
The story is actually why I like 4 better than 3
Jerry and Joe were gentlemen. Bob Kane was a thief and a glory-hound who was more concerned about profit and prestige. I cannot bring myself to believe the same things about Stan Lee in regards to his two main contributors, Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko. I'm inclined to believe Stan's version of events as he has usually been very willing to credit his co-conspirators, but the truth is because different versions of credit exists, we will never truly know.