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Old 09-21-2009, 12:06 AM   #1
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For some strange reason I really wanted to see Superman III again. So I rented it tonight. Pretty corny, but man I love me some evil Superman!

Now I wish we had an evil Superman smilie.

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Old 09-21-2009, 11:02 AM   #2
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Superman III is one of my guilty little pleasures.

I also think that Reeve was in his best shape for that role too. He must have been around 230-235 pounds there.

The Superhero physique is important, to me as a fan anyway, and that was the closest I feel that he got to being in the right kind of shape I would expect for superman.

Some of the villains etc... were cheesy, but overall I think the movie is like the "cult classic" of Superman films.

Although they did not have Luthor as the villain, the other guy (cannot remember his name) was sort of a Corporate villain, and the corporate version of Lex always made more sense to me as a villain than the underground criminal.

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Old 09-21-2009, 12:40 PM   #3
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Agreed. Reeve also showed that great acting ability that we saw in Superman 1.


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Old 08-07-2010, 04:48 PM   #4
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Even though its the Beggining of the End for the Reeve Superman, this film at least has several OK scenes - like the Smallville stuff and especially the Lana Lang stuff - and has some good action pieces - the freezing lake action bit was cool - and of course has one great scene, and thats the Superman vs. Clark scene.

Other than that, pretty ridiculous movie, and Richard Pryor's worst performance in a movie, ever... But oddly enough, its still OK in parts, so I will say its better than SIV.

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Other than that, pretty ridiculous movie, and Richard Pryor's worst performance in a movie, ever...
No, I would say that distinction belongs to his performance in 'Jo-Jo-Dancer', his flop autobiographical movie, that is frickin' awful.
I think he has some great moments in SMIII, when he collects the Tar Kryptonite..'What the hell am i afraid of....I'm from Earth!', standing in the dole queue, his 1st conversation with whatdamacallhimmanfrom Uncleman,...but i cannot stand that scene where he is the army general barking really loud, not funny and annoying, it is almost a work of art on creating the annoying that scene, in fact it is.

But, I agree with the rest of your post, it is not as bad a watch as I always held it to be for many years, I quite enjoy it when I bang on the dvd nowadays, but boy, was I disapointed when I saw that flick in the cinema when it came out, the first two were like Star Wars movies to me, and that third one was like the CannonBall run.

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I made a fanedit of this...cut out 90% of Richard Pryor's part and made it a decent movie.

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I made a fanedit of this...cut out 90% of Richard Pryor's part and made it a decent movie.
So he's just the random guy working the computer at the end...who dies in the big explosion?

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Old 08-23-2010, 09:01 AM   #8
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So he's just the random guy working the computer at the end...who dies in the big explosion?
Pretty much. It's more about Ross Webster being a corporate crook. It's a serious cut with most of the slapstick three stooges humor thrown out.

I'm also working on combining parts of SIII and SIV into one movie.

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Old 02-27-2014, 08:41 PM   #9
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I made a fanedit of this...cut out 90% of Richard Pryor's part and made it a decent movie.

Any chance we could see that cut C. Lee? I always felt the movie would be decent without the excessive goofball comedy and Richard Pryor.

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Old 08-30-2010, 05:28 PM   #10
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While this one isn't my favorite of the four movies by far. I still particularly enjoy the trip back to Smallville, Clark and Lana's interactions, Clark vs. the evil Superman and the computer threat in play.

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Old 08-30-2010, 08:38 PM   #11
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While this one isn't my favorite of the four movies by far. I still particularly enjoy the trip back to Smallville, Clark and Lana's interactions, Clark vs. the evil Superman and the computer threat in play.
I agree...that's why I have cut most of the other stuff out. It really makes the movie more enjoyable without the cringeworthy attempts at humor.

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Old 09-13-2010, 06:15 PM   #12
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I'm not gonna lie. I love this movie. It sucks, but I love it.

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Old 04-17-2013, 05:47 PM   #13
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I'm not gonna lie. I love this movie. It sucks, but I love it.

this.

visually,it looked gorgeous,and the effects work for the Superman films was at it's peak (especially considering what came next!)

Reeve was at his confident best here. he WAS Superman by this point.

and I will forever be grateful that,finally,they made Clark an actual character,with his own wants and needs,his own character arc,love interest,and even villain in Brad.

Vaughn was pretty good as basically pseudo-Luthor,if the character had been a corporate tycoon in the "Lexcorp" vein.

they even gave Jimmy Olsen a little bit to do for once.

and,of course, Bad Superman is great!

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Reeve was at his confident best here. he WAS Superman by this point.

and I will forever be grateful that,finally,they made Clark an actual character,with his own wants and needs,his own character arc,love interest,and even villain in Brad.

and,of course, Bad Superman is great!
I fully agree with these points. This movie really isn't as bad as people make it out to be. My favorite scene out of any Superman film is his conflict within himself played out as Clark vs Superman.

As you said too, he just seemed so much like Superman in this one. More seasoned, a little rugged aged look, and made Clark not such a bumbling fool.

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I fully agree with these points. This movie really isn't as bad as people make it out to be. My favorite scene out of any Superman film is his conflict within himself played out as Clark vs Superman.

As you said too, he just seemed so much like Superman in this one. More seasoned, a little rugged aged look, and made Clark not such a bumbling fool.
I agree. Superman was more commanding, such as when he's talking with the firemen at the Smallville plant and later when he confronts Ross and co. at the cave. Clark was still clumsy and square, but it was toned down to a more realistic degree while still keeping Clark as a distinct personality from Superman.

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Old 09-21-2010, 04:33 AM   #16
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I always felt 3&even 4 were pretty underrated!,Damn far from greats compared to 1&2,But I agree they BOTH have there moments even with over load of cheese and Pryor(Who I kinda think gets a bit too much hate for this role&performance).


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Didn't Salkind want to bring in Supergirl for part 3 and WB shot him down?

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Old 10-28-2010, 03:17 AM   #18
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Didn't Salkind want to bring in Supergirl for part 3 and WB shot him down?
http://www.supermancinema.co.uk/supe...ginal_idea.pdf

According to the idea, that the producers brought out at the time. Kara was essentially going to be Brainiac's daughter, fall in love with Superman and fight Brainiac in the end.

Mxyzptlk is involved about mid-way through the second/third act.


Frankly, I'll take what we got. It's not perfect, but it's solid on the Superman front and it's a fun movie.

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According to the idea, that the producers brought out at the time. Kara was essentially going to be Brainiac's daughter, fall in love with Superman and fight Brainiac in the end.
Well...I guess it could've been worse. I guess...

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I never heard anything about that. Since they later greenlit the Supergirl movie, I don't think that really happened.

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Old 10-06-2010, 09:20 PM   #22
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While I look at Superman(Expanded) Superman II(Donner Cut) and Superman
Returns as a trilogy with Supergirl as a spinoff I still from time to time
Watch Superman III(Have It on DVD) Annette O'Toole was great as Lana and enjoyed the smallville scenes ebtween her and Clark.Christopher Reeve showed In this film He Is defentive Superman.I love the superman VS Clark scene.As guilty pleasure I love Evil Superman with Lorlai.I hope any fanedits keep that In

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While I look at Superman(Expanded) Superman II(Donner Cut) and Superman
Returns as a trilogy with Supergirl as a spinoff I still from time to time
Watch Superman III(Have It on DVD) Annette O'Toole was great as Lana and enjoyed the smallville scenes ebtween her and Clark.Christopher Reeve showed In this film He Is defentive Superman.I love the superman VS Clark scene.As guilty pleasure I love Evil Superman with Lorlai.I hope any fanedits keep that In
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Old 05-12-2011, 05:23 AM   #24
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I just saw this movie for the first time. It wasn't as bad as the reviews make it out to be. Not that it's great, either..........

Slapstick and Superman don't mix so well. But the junkyard fight scene with Evil Superman versus Good Superman was great. In fact, a plot line entirely about Evil Supes and Good Supes would have made for a better movie than the one they made.

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This movie is so so bad that I never got around to watching the fourth one.

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