One of my fave films as a kid...I find it still holds-up. Christopher Reeve is great as both Clark Kent & Superman, and Gene Hackman is a lot of fun to watch. I enjoyed the story and thought the SFX hold-up quite well. If's its been a while, give it another watch!
Superman Reviews and Ratings
March 24, 2014
March 14, 2014
i love this movie but for me was a little bit campy like the adam west's batman.
February 22, 2014
A classic big-budget blockbuster film. Much better than more recent offerings.
February 20, 2014
A movie I won't ever forget, much like the legendary star, Christopher Reeves.
February 11, 2014
For over twenty years, the original Superman remained the greatest comic book movie ever made. Its influence is still felt today (check out Spiderman and Batman Begins). It has a certain innocence and charm that lends itself nicely to the genre. Yet, it's the story that prevails....
November 27, 2013fb1322024493
Swiss cheese. In that it is cheesy and full of holes (In logic). And yet, that just adds the charm in a weird way. Thing's that do not add to the charm, however, include pacing problems and Lois Lane's little poetic rhyme about how much she loves Superman. Then again, who wouldn'...
November 15, 2013
Classic! This film came out when I was 2... Been a fan ever since... Christopher Reeve made me believe I could Fly!
October 24, 2013
It's fantastic for its time. Superhero films have tackled themes more head on in recent years, but this one is excellent for the standards of its age (namely, not being so theme-driven).
September 26, 2013
I own the "theatrical cut" and "director's cut" version of this in the "Ultimate Superman Collection DVD" set and the "Superman Motion Picture Anthology" Blu-Ray set along with:
* Superman And The Mole Men (1951)
* Superman II (1980)
* Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (2006)
September 11, 2013
Superb the bench mark for how to make an Origin story.
September 5, 2013
I've never been a big fan of Superman, and while this movie is nostalgic for a lot of people (myself included), it really doesn't hold up all that well over time. But I still give it nostalgic points and ignore the corny-ness
July 26, 2013
Was 18 when this came out & saw it multiple times. In it's day was a mind-blower
July 10, 2013
If I had the time travel capabilities to compare the generational impacts that Superman (1978) and The Dark Knight (2008) had in their respective decades, I would dare to say that the visual world created by Richard Donner 4 decades ago left audiences in bigger awe than the intre...
June 30, 2013oylux
Sin lugar a dudas es la primer película que inspiro a una generación y a las anteriores fanáticas del hombre de acero, es la que tiene ese feeling de el personaje Superman, es la que hizo realidad el ver a Superman hacer proezas como en los comics, es la que hizo soñar a los niño...
June 25, 2013
Young Clark Kent: All those things I can do. All those powers. And I couldn't even save him.
June 24, 2013
Superman: The Movie (1978) -- [8.0] -- This was the first blockbuster superhero movie (for better and for worse) and I doubt there will ever be a better film adaptation for the Man of Steel. Under Richard Donner's (The Omen, Lethal Weapon) direction and good taste, "Superman" is ...
June 23, 2013fb1211910120
I watched this because I really hated Man of Steel and thought that surely a Superman movie could do the character justice. I'd seen this before, but it had been years, so I wanted to re-watch it and see if this was that movie. It was better than Man of Steel in just about every ...
June 17, 2013
I was familiar with the end of the movie and had seen clips from the parts dealing with Clark meeting and working with Lois. I finally got around to watching the movie beginning to end before Man of Steel was released. It is Donner's Director's Cut that I am reviewing. I checked ...
June 17, 2013ajquioc
The very first Superman film or should I say the first film to feature a flying man with a red cape and a letter S on his suit. Then, I think it's outdated and cheesy that I figure out it is nowadays. But don't get me wrong, still a great superhero flick