Superman Review

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A young man from small town AMerica lands a job as reporter for the Daily Planet in the big smoke. Only this awkward, bespectacled newbie has more than just his criush for fellow reporter, Lois Lane to hide from everyone...


These two superb movies - shot back-to-back; how's that for counting your chickens before their opening weekend? - set the standard by which all other four-colour book adaptations must be judged.

Admirably playing the whole thing straight as a slice of pure Americana, Superman features new footage integrated specially for DVD. It hits the characters, feel and look of the comic spot on, especially Reeve in the title role. Unusually, and pleasingly, the action-packed sequel is equal to the original.

(This star rating refers to both films; each got five stars)

Manages to capture the pure heart and spirit of this comic book Americana,