Superman returns to Earth after spending five years in space examining his homeworld Krypton. But he finds things have changed while he was gone, and he must once again prove himself important to the world.
Batman must battle former district attorney Harvey Dent, who is now Two-Face and Edward Nygma, The Riddler with help from an amorous psychologist and a young circus acrobat who becomes his sidekick, Robin.
Wealthy businessman Ross Webster (Robert Vaughn)discovers the hidden talents of Gus Gorman (Richard Pryor), 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
The televised version contains numerous scenes not included in the theatrical release. For instance, one scene has Vera reading a book on computers while Lorelei and Superman can be heard fooling around in the next room. Gus Gorman's speech about Superman's feats while wearing skis is longer, and so forth. See more »
Not only did I feel that this wasn't a great movie, some people are going to hate me for saying this. I didn't like it as much as Superman IV. Now don't get me wrong, this was a descent movie but I just didn't feel it had as much magic as the 4th one.
I missed the romance between Superman and Lois Lane, probably because Kidder only had a cameo. And the thing I missed most was Gene Hackman. For the first two movies, he was a great criminal and I think he got into it a little bit. But beyond that, I didn't like the idea of someone overnight being able to know everything about computers and do whatever he wanted.
Finally the thing that bugged me was the opening scene. I loved seeing all the names fly by in the first two, now this just made me want to cry.
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