Superman: The Movie

Superman: The Movie
Superman: The Movie
  • PG
  • 2h 23m
  • 1978
Certified Fresh94%
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RESTORED WITH ADDITIONAL FOOTAGE! Follow the Man of Steel's story from Krypton to Smallville to his life in Metropolis and his alter-ego, mild-mannered Daily Planet reporter Clark Kent. Both Superman and Clark Kent must contend with the brilliant villain Lex Luthor and the tenacious, often-in-danger reporter Lois Lane.
© 1978 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All r ights reserved. SUPERMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.

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Certified Fresh94%
Critics Consensus: Superman deftly blends humor and gravitas, taking advantage of the perfectly cast Christopher Reeve to craft a loving, nostalgic tribute to an American pop culture icon.
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Super-nostalgic superhero adventure still soars.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that when you're talking superhero sagas, Superman: The Movie is how it's done. Many characters are in peril before the hero saves the day, including a school bus full of kids teetering off the Golden Gate Bridge, two coasts threatened by a missile launch, and reporter/love interest Lois Lane (Margot Kidder), who gets in plenty of tight spots. Despite the fact that Superman (Christopher Reeve) has to save her from helicopter crashes, muggers, and earthquakes (she's buried alive in an intense sequence), she still has some take-charge flair. On the other hand, Superman can't save his adopted dad from a heart attack and is shown mourning his death. There's some smoking in the Daily Planet newsroom (typical for the era) and a few swear words along the lines of "damn" and "hell." But Superman always fights for "truth, justice, and the American way" and will entrance tweens, teens, and parents flying high on nostalgia.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
  • Release Date:December 15, 1978
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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