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Superman II

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Superman II

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
runtime:
127 minutes
performer:
Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder, Christopher Reeve, Ned Beatty, Jackie Cooper, Sarah Douglas, E.G. Marshall, Marc McClure, Valerie Perrine, Terence Stamp, Susannah York
director:
Richard Lester
Producers:
Alexander Salkind, Film Export A.G., International Film Production, Warner Bros.
distributor:
Warner Bros.
author:
David Newman, Leslie Newman, Mario Puzo
genre:
Sci-fi and Fantasy, ActionAdventure

We gave it an A

Director Richard Lester’s Superman II — follow-up to the movie in which ”you’ll believe a man can fly” — is one of those sequels that actually surpasses the original. It boasts a more consistent tone, better special effects (such as villains throwing buses around like paper planes), and even an affecting love story, rendered more poignant by the real-life tragedies of Reeve and Kidder (who look quite vital in this beautifully remastered letterboxed edition). The surround sound is also a revelation; when Superman rescues a child from Niagara Falls, an off-camera voice in the crowd can be heard declaring ”Of course he’s Jewish!” A

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