over 2 years
The first big superhero blockbuster is mostly watchable due to its cast. Overlong, tho.
over 4 years
I've never fully understood the appeal
almost 5 years
Still the ultimate Superman origin movie
almost 6 years
You'll believe a man can fly. Well, not really...
over 7 years
Despite a slow start, Reeve becomes key to a classic that redefined superhero films.
Taylor Reginald Wright
almost 8 years
The story of Superman told as an epic with romance, action and reverence to the material.
So much cheesier than I remember.
The original superhero movie and still one of the greatest. Reeves Superman is iconic.
Superman (also known as Superman: The Movie) is a 1978 British-American superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. Richard Donner directed the film, which stars Christopher Reeve as Superman, as well as Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder, Glenn Ford, Phyllis Thaxter, Jackie Cooper, Marc McClure, Valerie Perrine and Ned Beatty. The film depicts the origin of Superman, from infancy as Kal-El of Krypton and growing up in Smallville. Disguised as reporter Clark Kent, he adopts a mild-mannered attitude in Metropolis and develops a romance with Lois Lane, while battling the villainous Lex Luthor.
The film was conceived in 1973 by Ilya Salkind. Several directors, most notably Guy Hamilton, and screenwriters (Mario Puzo, David and Leslie Newman and Robert Benton) were associated with the project before Donner was hired to direct. Donner brought Tom Mankiewicz to rewrite the script, feeling it was too campy. Mankiewicz was credited as creative consultant. It was...