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Richard Donner's big-budget blockbuster Superman: The Movie is an immensely entertaining recounting of the origin of the famous comic book character. Opening on Krypton (where Marlon Brando plays Superman's father), the film follows the Man of Steel (Christopher Reeve) as he's sent to Earth where he develops his alter-ego Clark Kent and is raised by a Midwestern family. In no time, the movie has run through his teenage years, and Clark gets a job at the Daily Planet, where he is a news reporter. It's there that he falls in love with Lois Lane (Margot Kidder), who is already in love with Superman. But the love story is quickly sidetracked once the villainous Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman) launches a diabolical plan to conquer the world and kill Superman. Superman: The Movie is filled with action, special effects and a surprising amount of humor.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 60
- Fresh: 56
- Rotten: 4
- Average Rating: 8.0/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Superman is good, clean, simple-minded fun...
Fresh: Magnify James Bond's extraordinary physical powers while curbing his sex drive and you have the essence of Superman, a wonderful, chuckling, preposterously exciting fantasy.
Fresh: It's the simple, earth-bound quality of the film that makes this comic-book fantasy soar.
Fresh: Superman is a pure delight...
Great actors, superb acting, awesome plot. A must have for any movie collection!!
Nothing beats the first film of Superman! I've seen this movie many times & I'm so excited that it's available on iTunes. Christopher Reeve was so charming in this role. He was truly Superman onscreen & off.
Sorry Brandon Routh!
I feel that this, by far is the Best Superman movie ever! Perfectly cast, especially Christoper Reeve, (we miss you.) as the Supes himself. Sorry Brandon Routh, you don't even come close!
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- Genre: Action & Adventure
- Released: 2001
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