Superman does a lot in his newest adventure. Archvillain Lex Luthor, determined to make the world safe for nuclear arms merchants, creates a new being to challenge the Man of Steel: the radiation-charged Nuclear Man. The two super-powered foes clash in an explosive screen extranvaganza that sees Superman save the Statue of Liberty, repulse a volcanic eruption of Mount Etna, rebuild the demolished Great Wall of China and perform many more spetactular feats. Written by
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The Cannon Group, thinking that they had a potential blockbuster on their hands, cut the two-hour-plus film down to a lean 90 minutes so that theater owners could have more screenings per day, and potentially make more money that would eventually filter back to the studio. See more »
As Lex Luthor's rejigged missile starts to fly off it's launch truck,. some kind of jagged piece of something starts to rise up from the bottom of the screen. (You'd have to advance the scene frame by frame to see it, but it is there). See more »
Should have been titled Superman IV: Rest In Peace
This movie never should have been released. This movie is at the opposite end of the spectrum as far as favorites go for me. The 1978 original is one of my all time favorite films, while sitting through this one at the movies was like getting a root canal without the novocain. Special effects were horrible as well as character development and plot line. How could any studio head or those involved with the final print of this film feel comfortable with the finished project?
Talk about a film that rode on the popularity of its predecessors and failed to live up to any expectations that fans of the earlier films had. This movie certainly was the nail in the coffin as far as the Christopher Reeve Superman films go. And for what it's worth I fall in the category that feels Superman 3 was better than this mess. A waste of celluloid.
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