Friday, June 7, 2013

Superman II (1980 Film) Review

Since the new Man of Steel film is coming out soon, I been meaning to check out the previous Superman films. I liked the original Superman film, and I heard Superman II was even better.
 Superman II is set shortly after the events of the first film. Superman is a well-known hero, but as he saves Paris, France from a nuclear devices it's hurled into space. The explosion causes three former Kryptonian criminals (who were punished by Superman's father) to be freed from the the phantom zone. They travel to Earth and realize their new-found abilities thanks to the Earth's yellow sun. 
Evil General Zod and his two companions attempt to conquer the Earth. After devastating a small-town, General Zod forces the President of the United States to abdicate all his powers to him.  With the Earth at his mercy, the only person capable of stopping is Superman. Now the Man of Steel must face three villains with powers that rivals his own. 
I ended up liking Superman II more than the first film, as I felt it went by a little quicker and had better action. While I loved Lex Luthor in the first film, he never felt like a real threat to Superman. The new trio of evil Kryptonians definitely give Superman quite the challenge.  The special effects at times are rather laughable but I think it holds up quite well. 


Pat Hatt said...

yeah the effects were pretty bad, but not a man in a godzilla suit bad haha

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

I loved this movie!!!
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Cloudia said...

Superman actors usually suffer a cruel fate it seems, Adam.

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Unknown said...

I love Superman

LV said...

Now you found one I am familiar with. They do not make movies as good as some of the older ones tho.

The Happy Whisk said...

I haven't seen this movie in a long while.

Blue Grumpster said...

Bad! Bad! Bad! What are you saying, Pat! They did it all in-camera. No digital stuff whatso ever! Bad! Bad!

Okay, maybe a little bad. But no godzilla in a suit bad. ;)

Blue Grumpster said...

Chris was the only real superman.

The end.

MEcoy said...

Ohh i've seen this, the effects sucks but i kinda like it

Al Penwasser said...

Easily my favorite Superman movie despite the frikkin' goofy Lois Lane subplot.