- Current Status
- In Season
- 127 minutes
- Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder, Christopher Reeve, Ned Beatty, Jackie Cooper, Sarah Douglas, E.G. Marshall, Marc McClure, Valerie Perrine, Terence Stamp, Susannah York
- Richard Lester
- Alexander Salkind, Film Export A.G., International Film Production, Warner Bros.
- Warner Bros.
- David Newman, Leslie Newman, Mario Puzo
- Sci-fi and Fantasy, ActionAdventure
We gave it an A
Director Richard Lester’s Superman II — follow-up to the movie in which ”you’ll believe a man can fly” — is one of those sequels that actually surpasses the original. It boasts a more consistent tone, better special effects (such as villains throwing buses around like paper planes), and even an affecting love story, rendered more poignant by the real-life tragedies of Reeve and Kidder (who look quite vital in this beautifully remastered letterboxed edition). The surround sound is also a revelation; when Superman rescues a child from Niagara Falls, an off-camera voice in the crowd can be heard declaring ”Of course he’s Jewish!” A