Monday, 22 July 2013

Superman III Review












Superman III


Release Date: 26th December 1983 - Australia


Production Companies
Warner Bros. Pictures
Dovemead Films
Cantharus Productions


Genre: Action

Rating: PG

Runtime: 120 minutes


Budget: $39,000,000

Box Office Gross: $70,656,090
(Worldwide)


Plot Summary
Wealthy businessman
Ross Webster discovers
the hidden talents of Gus
Gorman, 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.


Cast
Christopher Reeve - Clark Kent/
Superman
Richard Pyror - Gus Gorman
Annette O'Toole - Lana Lang
Robert Vaughn - Ross Webster
Margot Kidder - Lois Lane
Jackie Cooper - Perry White
Marc McClure - Jimmy Olson
Annie Ross - Vera Webster
Pamela Stephenson - Lorelei
Ambrosia
Gavan O'Herihy - Brad Wilson

Crew
Director - Richard Lester
Creators "Superman" -
Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster
Screenplay - David and
Leslie Newman
Producer - Pierre Spengler
Production Designer - Peter Murton
Costume Designer - Evangeline
Harrison
Director of Photography - Robert
Paynter
Director of Special Effects and
Miniatures - Colin Chilvers
Supervisor of Optical & Visual
Effects - Roy Field
Front Projection Consultant -
Zoran Perisic
Film Editor - John Victor-Smith
Superman Themes - John Williams
Music - Ken Thorne


Review
After finishing SUPERMAN II from Richard Donner that hit the theatres in 1980, his so-called replacement director Richard Lester was approached by the Salkinds to make another film of the series. For sure it could have been a flop luckily proved itself to the average quality and has the feeling of a comedic flavour. Richard Pyror co-starring only made things go in dis-impact and the other actor of the name Robert Vaughn portrays a villain that's far sillier and more poor than Gene Hackman's Lex Luthor. The mesmerizing good points that helped the transcript a lot more is plot points of Superman returning to Smallville and the main hero turning dark are indeed very interesting. More great things that include the few funnier parts of Superman ruining the Tower of Pisa.

SUPERMAN III nearly convinced everybody of what a bad movie this is and there's a lot more to say including that it needed to have complexity, stronger character development and a better story to tell. This film is nowhere as bad as SUPERMAN IV and I'm going to delay this review marathon permanently because I'm deeply focused on seeing the new X-Men movie THE WOLVERINE and I'll get the review written someday and return to finalise the Superman marathon.

Star rating: (3/5) Average



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