Thank you, Star Wars (or rather its commercial success)... Compared to the gratuitous manufactured drivel being churned out today this a compartively chaste cash-in that at least has some heart and a some sense of fun. However one still groans at the corporate conveyer-belt of ever increasing audience contempt these early monuments of juvenile film-making switched on.
This movie set the standard for all superhero films to follow. It has the origin story, the eccentric super villain, the love interest, big disaster, and the set up for the sequel. This is definitely a classic that still holds up and reminds us that comic book movies used to be a little bit more optimistic.
The classic 'superhero' movies do not age well at all but frankly I think that is part of their charm. The old Superman movies were my favourites as a kid and I still love to re-watch them. The new films just have lost part of the charm that I loved so much when I was younger.
I've never seen a movie that moves so fast and so slow all at the same time. The scenes drag on, yet events are so rushed. In one scene, Pa Kent is alive, in the next he's dead. There's hardly any buildup to him being Superman; one day he just is. Lex Luthor shows up way too late and hardly seems like a legitimate threat. And that ending is one of the worst, most unbelievable endings I have ever seen. Reeve's good
The first movie I ever got to see in a theater. So epic for a tyke's first intro to the exploits of the legendary Man of Steel ... and with so much heart! It's like they took the Supes of the Weisinger/Schwartz eras, de-Buck Roger-ized Krypton into a cold sterile world of crystal technology, tossed some Kubrick, Rockwell, and slight Bond-Era chintz into the mix, and then said, "OK, John Williams work your magic!"
Non è invecchiato benissimo,e vedere alcune scene oggi fà sorridere,ma è cmq un buonissimo lavoro,capostipite del genere super-eroistico e con cast d'eccezione.Forse un pò troppo buonista e con qualche buco di sceneggiatura,ma ha il grande pregio di non essere mai fastidioso(diciamo alla Sneyder)e di non annoiare mai(diciamo alla Singer).Vedere Reeve volare è una fitta al cuore.3,5*