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Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)
UK / English
"Nuclear Power. In the best hands, it is dangerous. In the hands of Lex Luthor, it is pure evil. This is Superman's greatest battle. And it is for all of us. "
The Man of Steel crusades for nuclear disarmament and meets Lex Luthor's latest creation, Nuclear Man.
Christopher Reeve Superman/Clark Kent
Gene Hackman Lex Luthor/Voice of Nuclear Man
Jackie Cooper Perry White
Marc McClure Jimmy Olsen
Jon Cryer Lenny
Sam Wanamaker David Warfield
Mark Pillow Nuclear Man
Mariel Hemingway Lacy Warfield
Margot Kidder Lois Lane
Damian McLawhorn Jeremy
William Hootkins Harry Howler
Jim Broadbent Jean Pierre Dubois
Stanley Lebor General Romoff
Don Fellows Levon Hornsby
Robert Beatty U.S. President
Director: Sidney J. Furie
Producer: Yoram Globus,Menahem Golan
Writer: Christopher Reeve,Lawrence Konner
A decent story spoiled by haphazard movie-making.
Superman movies are based on the Superman comics. Since they are comics, I don't expect them to be very deep and the science of super strength and flying are unrealistic, so we accept that. We also accept fairly cheesy dialog, because none of that matters. However this Superman IV movie simply appears to be quickly and carelessly made. Some examples are;

* The opening has a Russian spacewalker knocked off by a faster-moving satellite, so that Superman can rescue him. Two satellites in the same orbit have to be moving at the same speed. Plus, Superman's voice cannot be heard in the vacuum of space.

* The flying shots are done poorly with blue screen.

* Cables pulling people up or letting them down are clearly visible.

* For scenes on the moon the pleats of a black curtain are clearly seen in the background.

I am not one to be overly critical of slight "goofs" in film, but the ones in the film almost yell at the viewer, saying "look at me!" Still, I don't think this movie is as bad as the average rating indicates it is. To me, a rating of "4" is about right. Even with its great flaws, it mostly was entertaining, and that's what comic books are for.

Seen it:Nej
Nr of disks/tapes:2
Storage device:Divx 5
Imdb rating: 3.3
Musician: Alexander Courage
Running time: 134 min (original cut)
Subtitles: inga
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Last modified: 2007-07-18 22:31:3