Superman The Movie

Superman The Movie

(1978)

Directed by Richard Donner

Starring Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, Marlon Brando, Ned Beatty

Rating: ******
              6/6

Marlon Brando sends his son to Earth.

The 21st Century
Is loaded with superhero films,
Some flashy, beautiful hero films,
But few can stand the test
Of time that has been the intriguing fate
Of a movie made back in ’78
That outshines similar movies of late
Because it’s still the best.

Superman The Movie
Is its quite simplistic title,
But far from simplistic and far from idle,
This movie is epic in epic ways.
If you watch it at any time in your life
You’ll remember it your entire life
And discover you’re having the time of your life,
A rush that might last for days.

A young Superboy tries to decide upon his true path.

To start,
It begins with three villains on the Planet Krypton
Who have committed war crimes against Krypton,
So they get encaged in The Phantom Zone
And get sent deep into Space
Whether they scream till they’re blue in the face,
Unprotected and all alone.

However,
We see no more of these three bad folks
Till the sequel comes and revives these blokes.
Instead, we see Brando as Jor-el,
A scientist who warns the administration
That their planet is soon to enter Damnation,
When it will be broken beyond salvation,
And is not believed by the council.

As Clark Kent, he tries to report what he sees.

So the Godfather
Sends his son into space,
His little baby son into space
And includes some crystals on his rocket
That teach him things like English and Math
Till he lands on Earth in a bit of a crash,
But his spaceship–Jor-el didn’t lock it.

So the baby
Is rescued by an old couple,
Who raise him with values and morals quite supple.
He takes a crystal to the North Pole,
For he’s a fast and strong little dude.
He builds a Fortress of Solitude
And studies the crystals without attitude
And prepares for his life’s role.

Ned Beatty and his master, Gene Hackman as Lex Luthor.

Two objectives
Did he set out to do:
He would be a hero and a reporter, too.
He would travel to where he might find trouble.
In the days before blogging manifested itself,
He would save the day and write about himself,
And yet remain in his self-made bubble.

Thus, Superman,
As he came to be known
–A god, a king, who requested no throne–
Flew here and there
In his quest to solve problems
And help people out and solve their problems,
Later writing about them with flair.

The bad guys do bad things.

That’s just the beginning
Of this epic tale,
This very well-done, well-told epic tale,
Starring Christopher Reeve in the title role
And Margot Kidder as Lois Lane
Gene Hackman and Ned Beatty on the evil plane
And Richard Donner in the director’s role.

With a film this complex
It’s hard for everything to flow well together
So that it looks like it belongs all together,
But the crew did everything right.
This movie turned out amazing,
And still to this day is amazing
It gets 6 out of 6 Stars this night.

Saving the day is Superman’s unpaid second job.

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