Wednesday, June 29, 2011

It's Comic Book Day! Issue #8 Childhood Revisited

Just a short post on this Comic Book Day.  Watched the Richard Donner cut of Superman II.  The cut does play Zod and his cohorts for fewer laughs, but there are still a few "non-Superman-isms" in the movie that don't sit quite right with me.  The worst part of the film is the fact that the Donner cut actually re-commits the worst sin of the first movie, i.e. Superman fixes stuff he doesn't like by turning back time.



Overall it breaks even with the theatrical version, and the main reason it still has a warm spot in my jaded comic book soul is that Christopher Reeve really does look the part, and because it's still the only Superman movie where he gets a decent fight with some supervillains.

What's that?  A Superman IV you say?  I think that's just a myth.  Nope.  Never seen it.

4 comments:

  1. Superman IV wasn't that much worse than III. :)

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  2. Yes, but Superman III had Annette O'Toole as Lana, so it gets a few points for that . . . ;)

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  3. Also . . . between Annette O'Toole and Diane Lane, what is up with Martha Kent lately?

    "Clark, your mom is hot."

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  4. Lol - well he's a nice guy, so it's not like he'd hit you for saying it! Also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0DeIqJm4vM&feature=relmfu

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