Superman’s 75th Birthday in this year! And with it another look at Superman in other media. Superman Four is up and about for today!
This time, Superman is asked by a young boy to rid the world of nuclear weapons. So he does. Enter Lex Luther, who likes the way things are. All leading to a battle royal at the end.
One of the most delightful parts of this film are all the little moments between Lois Lane and Clark Kent. The relationship from the first movie is not the same as this movie. Growth and maturity have settle onto this couple, giving a sense of togetherness to them.
This film marked Christopher Reeve’s swan song on the character. He not only gave it his all, acting wise as always, but also contributed to the story and directing. You could feel his thoughts and skills on parade all through this film, making it a fitting coda to this version of Kal-El.
Superman Four brings the Man of Steel into some real world issues (for the time) and highlights human emotions with Clark. A bit for completists and a bit for kids.
…is currently reading Once Every Never by Lesley Livingston.
P.S. This post is one of several I hope to do this year to celebrate the 75th Birthday of Superman. Happy Birthday Kal-El! Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.
P.P.S. Superman Man Of Steel opens Friday, June 14th 2013. For an indepth look at the creation of this landmark movie, check out Jeffrey Taylor’s columns.