Superman The Movie is the first big budget superhero film and has earned critical acclaim. And with Man of Steel releasing this weekend I thought it was the right time for me to review this ground breaking film. I haven’t seen this film in full for a while and so it was quite an eye opener, I do not remember the first film being this good. The story, the acting and even the visuals stand up pretty well, or I got a copy where you can’t see the wires either way. To be honest what made this film great is its first half, Donner really tried to portray a serious origin story with his interpretation of Superman and it worked. Marlon Brando was great as Jor-El, Terence Stamp was great as General Zod (forgot he was in the beginning of this) and Glenn Ford played Jonathan Kent with affection. The second half though went a little in a different direction with the second hand car salesmen Lex Luthor. But overall a great film and enjoy the review.
“Live as one of them, Kal-El, to discover where your strength and your power are needed. Always hold in your heart the pride of your special heritage. They can be a great people, Kal-El, if they wish to be. They only lack the light to show them the way. For this reason above all, their capacity for good, I have sent them you… my only son.”