Superman II Movie Minute #8 – Yeah Honey, That’s Nice

SUPERMAN II MOVIE MINUTE #8 - Yeah Honey, That's Nice

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 36:00 - 4000, Superman appears in Niagara Falls, and Lex and Miss Tessmacher head North.

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5 responses to “Superman II Movie Minute #8 – Yeah Honey, That’s Nice

  1. Thanks for the listen, guys.

    Back during the car hits Clark scene, some of us had a conversation in the comments about how the scene makes Clark look like he actually is a bumbling idiot and it isn’t just an act. Jack Robinson mentioned how bad Clark comes off looking in the scene where Lois discovers his identity, and I’ll comment on that when you get to it, but this scene played more to the Clark is really a bumbling idiot and it isn’t just an act. I think Richard Lester and whomever his screenwriter was, since we know Tom Mankiewicz didn’t return and write this, really didn’t understand the Clark/Superman character.

    As for the rescue…I took it that Superman was really moving at superspeed and the filmmakers just slowed it down so that we could see what’s happening. He could have been moving at superspeed while he was still dressed as Clark. As for the kid, well I’ve known kids that would do stuff that stupid.

    1. I agree Gothos, that the subtle but clear divide between Clark and Superman was probably lost in all the kerfuffle over switching directors and picking up filming 2 years later. It’s interesting to watch this movie in pieces and try to determine where the lead character’s mind is in each scene. And of course it all goes back to the age old debate on who is the “real” character; Kal-El, Clark (and all variations of Clark) and Superman. And it varies on the era in the comics, really.


  2. OK, so I’ve commented on various platforms that I’ve JUST ARRIVED back from Niagara Falls, having visited over the 4th of July holiday. The whole trip, but especially as we walked along the railing way by the falls, I explained to my son, and wife and daughter, since they were also within earshot, the whole Superman II scene, since he’s 8 and has only seen the first movie. Of course, after hearing about the scene, he wanted to attempt the move. Not wanting to have Chris appear and have to shame me as a parent, I advised him against it. I think I found the spot where the scene was filmed, but I’m going to do a re watch with my son this week to double check! Great episode gentlemen, keep up the great work and hold onto those rails tight!

    1. Don’t make me come to Niagra Falls, Nick! On second thought, don’t endanger your kid, but I wouldn’t mind going to Niagra Falls! Sounds fun! I’m envious of all our listeners who have stood in the same spots as Reeve and Kidder. And the whole “nature’s most wonderful spectacle” thing too.


  3. Oh my god, that kid! Even knowing it’s just a movie, that scene got to me in the theaters, and still does. Yeesh!

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