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Old 06-13-2013, 11:05 PM   #276
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i don't understand the love fest for this movie. i watched it for the first time when i was about 5 years old and thought it was whatever. over the years i've watched it anytime it was on TV and i still think it's a cheesy/campy film. Luthor's entire plot about destroying California, Superman turning back time, some of the dialogue, etc.

Hackman was hilarious and Reeve gave an excellent performance. about the only good thing i liked about that film.

other than that, i think it's beyond overrated.

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Old 06-14-2013, 08:27 AM   #277
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like I said,it perfectly fits the Silver Age. does it work now? definitely not. if it were released today, it would be considered another Batman & Robin.

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Old 06-24-2013, 05:52 AM   #278
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i don't understand the love fest for this movie. i watched it for the first time when i was about 5 years old and thought it was whatever. over the years i've watched it anytime it was on TV and i still think it's a cheesy/campy film. Luthor's entire plot about destroying California, Superman turning back time, some of the dialogue, etc.

Hackman was hilarious and Reeve gave an excellent performance. about the only good thing i liked about that film.

other than that, i think it's beyond overrated.
What exactly is wrong with cheesy/campy films? The Indiana Jones movies are a joke a minute and they're still thought of as exciting adventure films. Nobody disses them because they aren't deadly serious from beginning to end.

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Old 07-01-2013, 07:29 PM   #279
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What exactly is wrong with cheesy/campy films? The Indiana Jones movies are a joke a minute and they're still thought of as exciting adventure films. Nobody disses them because they aren't deadly serious from beginning to end.
Indiana Jones films are actually fun to watch, except for Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls

just about everything about the Donner films suck. campy villain, horrid dialogue, lack of action, Superman turning back time , etc.

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Old 07-04-2013, 01:34 PM   #280
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It's amazing that after 35 Years and two reboots...this is still the best Superman film.

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Old 07-04-2013, 02:19 PM   #281
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In your opinion

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Old 07-04-2013, 02:21 PM   #282
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^ What other obvious things would you like to state?

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Old 07-04-2013, 03:03 PM   #283
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^ What other obvious things would you like to state?
Errrr your name on here is The Batman

Sorry I wasn't trying to be funny or anything it's just they way you said it was like you were saying it as a fact.

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Old 07-04-2013, 03:11 PM   #284
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Old 07-04-2013, 03:14 PM   #285
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Depends on what you're looking for. With all the cheesiness and hammy Lex Luthor, it's definitely not the best Superman film for me.

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Old 07-04-2013, 03:16 PM   #286
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Sorry I wasn't trying to be funny or anything it's just they way you said it was like you were saying it as a fact.
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Old 07-04-2013, 03:21 PM   #287
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If you'd made some sort of valuable comment regarding your opinion that I could have discussed, I'd have elaborated further on my post.. but since you didn't, I didn't.

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Old 07-04-2013, 03:27 PM   #288
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Old 07-04-2013, 06:23 PM   #289
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Old 07-04-2013, 06:38 PM   #290
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Old 07-04-2013, 06:39 PM   #291
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^ No, I should've added an IMO in there.

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Old 07-05-2013, 03:54 AM   #292
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Old 07-05-2013, 09:30 PM   #293
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Old 07-06-2013, 04:34 AM   #294
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I certainly didn't grow up with this film as a child unlike others so it was only recently that i decided to view it in its entirety and it's a good film but i kept thinking that if i was alive in 1978 i'm sure i'd think this was a great/amazing movie but it hasn't transcended time as well compared to a lot of the other great movies of that era.

I'd say the only timeless aspect is reeve's performance the other aspects which again were probably amazing in their day don't stand up well enough for a modern era/audience. I'm sure nostalgia plays a role but abstractly it doesn't hold up amazingly.

It's not fair comparison perhaps but other movies from that era be it the godfather or Apocalypse Now totally transcend the era which they were in.

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Old 07-09-2013, 04:28 PM   #295
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I'm pleased to see this thread is still going.

'Haminess' and 'cheesiness' that people complain about is simply a matter of time and taste. In fifteen years, the 'realism' that is in fashion at the moment won't be popular anymore, and people will criticise The Dark Knight and Man of Steel for not being in the style that is popular in 2028.

Everything goes out of fashion eventually. You have to ignore that when accessing a film's qualities.

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Old 07-11-2013, 05:38 AM   #296
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It hasn't really aged very well. The flaws have been dug into already (Luthor's plans, turning back time, how irritating Ned Beatty is) and while it certainly isn't a bad film by any means, and was of course massively influential, it's very much rooted in the 70s. Plus Lois' (and everybody else by that matter) shrugging off the fact that this is an alien from a far away planet always baffled me.

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I always thought Otis was funny.

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Old 07-11-2013, 02:59 PM   #298
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I'm pleased to see this thread is still going.

'Haminess' and 'cheesiness' that people complain about is simply a matter of time and taste. In fifteen years, the 'realism' that is in fashion at the moment won't be popular anymore, and people will criticise The Dark Knight and Man of Steel for not being in the style that is popular in 2028.

Everything goes out of fashion eventually. You have to ignore that when accessing a film's qualities.
One can only hope.


And yep,nothing beats the original.30 odd years and after several series/films,it's still the best.

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Are we going to Addis Ababa, Mr. Luthor?

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