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Movie Series - Superman

The Superman film series consists of five superhero films based on the DC Comics character of the same name. The films contain storylines such as Superman's origin story, growing up in Smallville, fighting Kryptonian supervillains and Lex Luthor, romancing with Lois Lane, and returning to Earth after a long visit to Krypton. Warner Bros. has served as main distributor of all films. Ilya and Alexander Salkind and Pierre Spengler purchased the Superman film rights in 1973. After numerous scripts, Richard Donner was hired to direct, filming Superman (1978) and Superman II (1980) simultaneously. Donner had already shot 80% of Superman II before it was decided to finish shooting the first film. Richard Lester finished with II and returned for Superman III (1983). Cannon Films acquired the film rights, resulting in Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987). With over 15 years of development for a fifth Superman film, Superman Returns (2006) was released, directed by Bryan Singer. Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut was released the same year. Critics have given positive reviews for Superman, Superman II, Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut and Superman Returns, while Superman III and Superman IV have been met with negative feedback.

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1 Superman III Sad to see Richard Pryor in something like this
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2 Superman IV Because Christopher Reeve Said So
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3 Superman Returns Brandon Routh is NOT Christopher Reeve. 'Nuff sai
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4 Super Kiss 2 hours of developing Lois Lane's character, gone
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5 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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6 "Truth...justice." No "The American way"? Where's the patriotism?
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7 Never Boned Still rocks.
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8 Richard Pryor And he wasn't funny? How was that possible?
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9 Man of Steel reboot Because killing citizens is the American way.
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10 Smallville Should of been a Superman prequal.
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11 They did it In Superman 2
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1 I'd trade any cheesy been-there version of Superman we have already seen for Man of Steel. -- Submitted By: (Infyrin) on March 19, 2014, 4:32 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 "Man of Steel"" was too dark and didn't have any personality..I almost didn't finish it -- Submitted By: (stryker73) on December 13, 2013, 8:20 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
3 The whole affair in Superman 2 between Clark and Lois was overdone. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 30, 2012, 3:58 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
4 Just saw Superman Returns this morning, I could say that it wasn't that bad of a movie, it could've done more though. At least it's is lot better that trash they called Superman IV. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on April 30, 2011, 6:15 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
5 I remember watching the Superman movies when I was a littie kid. That said, Superman IV is a mistake that shouldn't be made at all. The first two rocked, Superman III I liked also, it wasn't as good as the first two but still a petty good movie. The forth one, that's when everything went wrong, random plots, a boring non-rememberable villian, pure crap. At least have Bizzaro fighting Superman instead of some copycat Superman reject. Superman IV shows the writers ran out of ideas and milk it for too long and should of ended it with II or III. Thats why there was never a Superman movie again for a long time until Superman Returns. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on December 31, 2010, 7:39 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
6 I really wish they wouldn't have fired Richard Donner during Superman 2. His cut, incomplete as it is, is much better than Lester's. Yes, everything after 2 was complete garbage. III, Supergirl, and IV were garbage. I had high hopes for Returns with all the promises Singer made about making it like the original, but he botched that one, too. He only emulated the cheesiest aspects of the original film like Lex Luthor being a shyster obsessed with real estate. The story is that the next one will be by Zack Snyder and he's hiring a wimpy guy to play Supes and will add on muscles with CGI. How stupid. Seriously, how do these guys keep getting it wrong? -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on November 25, 2010, 5:57 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
7 I remember watching the fourth movie once, and wondered why anyone would want to associate themselves with that. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on July 17, 2010, 5:00 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
8 Superman IV was the worst, because the premise, while noble in intent, was just downright ridiculous in practice (ridding the world of all nukes). To see my point, imagine you're the Prime Minister of Israel. All your neighbor countries hate you and want to see you wiped off the face of the earth-however, the one thing stopping them from a full-scale invasion is your nukes. Suddenly, Superman swoops in and takes them away-what do you do? (Personally, I'd bring out the Kryptonite Matzoball Launcher here) -- Submitted By: (Burmy) on April 13, 2010, 10:13 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
9 I voted Superman IV- The Quest for Peace. The first two films were solid of course. The third film had its flaws (a not very memorable villain, rather random plotting, and a supercomputer in the ending that seems to have been pulled out of the writer's hat) but it also had its charms, particularly in regards to the Smallville scenes and Superman turning bad and having that metaphysical fight with himself, and I'm willing to overlook the comical edge and slapstick since it gives the film the nostalgic feel of a 1940's film. But Superman IV- The Quest for Peace, it wasn't good. It didn't quite have the humour of the previous films, Superman wasn't up against anything really threatening, the film seemed to be a string of contrived set-pieces that went nowhere (the recap of the Superman and Lois flying together, and the bit where Nuclear Man decides to fly around the world causing random chaos and Superman keeps cleaning up after him to the point where it becomes so predictable it becomes boring and really makes you miss when the Superman films really were inspired and spontaneous stuff). But all that said, I would take Superman IV over the more recent Superman Returns anyday. At least Superman IV actually felt like a Superman film and had some hints of the old spirit and enthusiasm, rather than being some dour, grey, depressing, numbingly overstylised and lifeless film that Superman and Lois seem to have stumbled into by mistake. -- Submitted By: (Tanlee) on October 28, 2009, 7:28 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
10 Saw that Chris Reeves even had nice stuff to say about Richard Pryor and Superman III, but he had no comment about how bad the 4th film was in his auto biography. The drop off after the second film was severe. I just saw the Richard Donner cut of the film on DVD- that was totally awesome 80's at it's peak. KNEEL BEFORE ZOD, SON OF JOR-EL!!! -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on September 4, 2009, 12:00 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
11 Superman III represented a drastic step downward, and in Superman Returns Bryan Singer & Co. did absolutely the right thing by ignoring the third and fourth movies. Even so, Superman III wasn't the BTF moment. In his autobiography "Still Me," Christopher Reeve spent most of a chapter talking about what it was like making the Superman movies. He wrote at length about Superman I and II, and even had some nice things to say about working with Richard Pryor on Superman III. About the next movie, however, Reeve wrote a single sentence: "The less said about Superman IV, the better." Take it from the Man of Steel himself: The Superman movie franchise boned the kryptonite fish with the fourth movie. Superman Returns brought it back, and hopefully when Brandon Rauth writes his memoirs we won't be seeing the words "the less said, the better" in conjunction with any Superman movies HE appeared in. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on August 30, 2009, 9:29 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
12 God rest his soul, but this series boned the fish when the brought in Richard Pryor. :-( -- Submitted By: (BlackBard79) on March 24, 2009, 5:16 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote

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