Superman II Movie Minute #14 – Every Super Breath You Take


Fire and Water Network All-Stars Chris Franklin and Rob Kelly bring you SUPERMAN II MOVIE MINUTE, where they analyze, scrutinize, and you'll-believe-a-man-can-fly-ize the classic 1980 film starring Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder, and Terence Stamp, five minutes at a time!

In minutes 6500 - 7000, The Phantom Zone villains continue their reign of terror, and Superman and Lois have dinner at the Fortess of Solitude.

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12 responses to “Superman II Movie Minute #14 – Every Super Breath You Take

  1. I can forgive the lack of a “Global Trouble Alert” system, because in the world this story exists in, Superman is basically alone. Until the arrival of The Phantom Zone Trio, Superman probably didn’t conceive of any problem that would truly need his immediate attention.
    I’m also willing to bet, even if Zod was using The Empire State Building as a club and smashing NYC to pieces, all of Superman’s senses were focused on Lois Lane. I can’t blame him one bit for being unaware

  2. Aaaaand now I’m reconsidering letting my 11 year old daughter listen. She’s had “the talk” already, but I still don’t want to answer, “Daddy, what does brown chicken brown cow mean?”

    1. I honestly don’t know what it means Gene.

      It’s kind of hard to NOT talk about the upcoming big moment of the movie. It’s a big deal in all of Superman lore. But Rob and I keep it mostly tasteful, I think. Your mileage may vary.


      1. It’s not like I wasn’t expecting this discussion, but the leering Superman (which I also never noticed) might have put it over the edge. Of course, she tends to fall asleep in the car (which is where she listens to the majority of podcasts), so it might not be an issue. 😉

  3. Bazookas are rear loaded weapons, so I think the loader was tapping the gunner on the head to indicate “all is ready”

  4. One of the many English language idioms that the Zoners picked up was something to do with putting your hands in the air like you just don’t care, and Zod had ordered Deputy Dwayne to do that while the camera was turned to a Fortress scene.

    1. How does putting one’s hands in the air affect one’s ability to kneel? Zod’s pretty keen on kneeling, and I’m guessing wouldn’t want to throw in unnecessary impediments. Humans ARE such frail creatures, after all….

      1. True, Zod sure did want Jor-El to bow down before him, but — “Then one day your heir will throw his hands in the air like the ceiling ain’t there! Later hater!” — is I’m pretty sure how his next line in the first movie went

  5. My very first movie in the theater was The Muppet Movie. The very first movie I remember, was Superman II when it came out at a drive-in. Even at 5 years old as much as in love I was with Superman, I thought he was an idiot for this scene and the next one. I had all the questions you pose at 5 yrs old. Don’t get me started on Lois leaving him to hitchhike back to the fortress. She has never been my favorite Lois, for the fact she never loved Clark for just being Clark.

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