Superman III Movie Minute #13 – Plastics


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 1:00:00-1:05:00, Lana makes a request of Superman, and Gus does his Patton routine.

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6 responses to “Superman III Movie Minute #13 – Plastics

  1. I know Rob and Chris are struggling through the movie when the discussion turns to the green painted rocks Rob ordered through the mail! Hehehe
    Regardless, you gentlemen are doing a fine job keeping me entertained while I work. Thank you.

  2. I find this movie hard to sit through for all the reasons covered here, but also for this: the marketing at the time emphasized Pryor enough that my sisters and their friends would never go to a “Comic book movie”, but would pay for a ticket to see “that new Richard Pryor movie with Superman in it”.

    AAAARRGGHH! (My younger self)

  3. I always interpreted the Richard Pryor “Patton scene” as him (and Lester) trolling “Americana”. Superman is sitting in the town circle of rural America. The whole county puts on a parade for him. It continues the Norman Rockwell theme from Superman I in Smallville. Then a funny black dude rolls up pretending to be a General Patton to hand Superman some Kryptonite. No one, not even Superman can interrupt his insane rambling coz who could disrespect the military?

    That’s a legit comedic concept. I thought it worked. lol

  4. Even if your plan is to allow your actor to improvise their way through a movie, it probably wouldn’t hurt to have well written scenes on which to fall back. If nothing else, it would give your actor a firm foundation from which to improvise. But, then again, I’m just an armchair movie maker.

    Thanks for another excellent episode.

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