Superman III Movie Minute #21 – The Man Who Killed Superman

SUPERMAN III MOVIE MINUTE #21 - The Man Who Killed Superman

Fire and Water Network All-Stars Chris Franklin and Rob Kelly are back with SUPERMAN III MOVIE MINUTE, where they analyze, scrutinize, and you'll-believe-a-man-can-fly-ize the Man of Steel's third big screen adventure starring Christopher Reeve, Richard Pryor, Annette O'Toole, and Robert Vaughn, five minutes at a time!

In minutes 1:40:00-1:45:00, Superman and Ross Webster face off.

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3 responses to “Superman III Movie Minute #21 – The Man Who Killed Superman

  1. Great episode. I agree these scenes are reminiscent of the Bronze Age Superman comic books and SuperFriends, especially the kryptonite rays. Also Superman being encased in the plastic bubble reminded me of the first episode of Challenge of the SuperFriends. Toward the end of the episode, Batman somehow traps Bizarro in a giant plastic bag, and then Batman says, “What’s the matter, Bizarro, can’t punch your way out of a plastic bag?” I guess Bizarro didn’t think to use his heat vision like Superman did here.

    Christopher Reeve is really at his peak here in terms of his confidence level and physicality as Superman. And I like his clipped responses to the villains. I think his comment to Lorelei was justified given that they drugged him with fake kryptonite and he wouldn’t have been with her otherwise. And then he did seem compassionate to her in his later comments when saying he was sorry and explaining why it wasn’t him.

    Overall, a really fun five minutes. Despite its flaws, there is much about Superman III that is enjoyable.

  2. I am glad you cleared up the wording for me with Superman vs Lorelai. I remember him saying something to the affect that he didn’t remember, but the “Sorry, that wasn’t me” makes it so much better. And I agree with him being under the influence of the faux kryptonite. Unfortunately out of all the bad things they show him doing, that was more personal. Just happy the influence wasn’t that great when he was dealing with Lana at her house.

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