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  • Unfortunately, with the Superman movie franchise, these elements were ignored until it was too late
  • Richard Pryor seems to have enjoyed himself, taking his role in stride, but even hearing him say �Superman� had a hollow ring that lacked believability, almost like he was just pretending to play with a group of kids
  • The best part of this movie was Clark Kent's return to Smallville and a reunion with his first love, Lana Lang

    • by dennismoore2
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      Certain elements seem to indicate when a movie franchise has lost its steam and either needs to be retired, or re-evaluated. Unfortunately, with the Superman movie franchise, these elements were ignored until it was too late. Superman III clearly marked these elements.

      The stars were tired, their performances forced out of them. Plot elements seemed contrived and over the top.

      Budgets seemed to seize up, leaving no choice


      but to rely on cheap effects. Superman III was not up to the blockbuster caliber of the first two films.

      Robert Vaughn had seen better film roles. His presence in this film did nothing to raise the quality.

      His two villainous sidekicks have gone on to obscurity. Richard Pryor seems to have enjoyed himself, taking his role in stride, but even hearing him say �Superman� had a hollow ring ...


      • that lacked believability, almost like he was just pretending to play with a group of kids.

        Margot Kidder had a cameo. She was smart enough to see the end was near.

        Chris Reeve, as always, was Superman, and did his best with the material given to work with, but the story was flat lining from the beginning. The best part of this movie was Clark Kent’s return to Smallville

        and a reunion with his first love, Lana Lang.

        The writers should have expanded on that and forgotten completely what they thought should have been their main storyline, with Robert Vaughn and Richard Pryor. The �bad� Superman was a good element, but these things were not enough to save what once was a great franchise.

        Superman IV should never have been made but, some people learn the hard way.




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