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Superman III (1983)

 -  Action | Comedy | Fantasy  -  17 June 1983 (USA)
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Synthetic kryptonite laced with tobacco tar splits Superman in two: good Clark Kent and bad Man of Steel.

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Wealthy businessman Ross Webster discovers the hidden talents of Gus Gorman, a mischievous computer genius. Ross decides to abuse his talents, in a way to help Webster with his plans for economic control. When the man of steel interferes, something must be done about Supes. When Gus' synthetic Kryptonite fails to kill Superman, it turns him in an evil incarnation of his former self. The tar-laced Kryptonite pits man against himself, setting up the Clark vs. Superman battle. Written by Robb <robetded@ix.netcom.com>

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The world's super hero in his toughest adventure yet! See more »


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17 June 1983 (USA)  »

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Superman vs. Superman  »

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The musical tones from the video game Ross Webster is playing are from the Atari 2600 version of Pac-Man. See more »

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After Evil Superman breaks the liquor bottles with the nuts at the bar, he staggers up out of the stool. In the next scene he is shown from the outside through the window, still slouched over in his chair. See more »

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[first lines]
Unemployment Clerk: Next. Name?
Gus Gorman: Gus Gorman.
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Rock On
Performed by Marshall Crenshaw
Music by Giorgio Moroder
Lyrics by Keith Forsey
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A lot less humor needed
16 October 2006 | by (Iceland) – See all my reviews

If you're a fan of Superman you'll find plenty to enjoy in this third installment in the series. I do, but it must be admitted that this film is much inferior to the first two.

This has Richard Lester written all over it. Superman II was Richard Donner's creation and Lester simply took over and wisely kept the tone of the film but with some added humor. This time around the humor steers the film as it's mostly a Richard Pryor vehicle. It doesn't come as much of a surprise that the film fares best when focusing on the Man of Steel, whether he's romancing an old flame in Smallville or in high flying action.

This is also the film where Superman goes bad and fights his alter ego to the death. Those scenes are the best in the film. Some set pieces are pretty good and special effects are decent. However, the finale has to be deemed utterly ridiculous when Superman battles a "sophisticated" computer!

Reeve is amazing as Superman/Clark Kent. Effortlessly switching to playing a meaner version of himself, he's simply perfect. Richard Pryor is always the same, so if you're a fan of his work you'll love him here. Everyone else is decent except those three villains; they're a little too much, especially Vaughn.

A lot less humor and more seriousness would have made the film very good.


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