The original superhero movie that started it all and got golden-age comic-book Superman perfectly with Reeves’ portrayal, immaculate hope-driven tone, and gamechanging stuntwork, Donner made you believe_a_man_could_fly._8.9/10.
Plot Synopsis: Just before the destruction of the planet Krypton, scientist Jor-El (Marlon Brando) sends his infant son Kal-El on a spaceship to Earth. Raised by kindly farmers Jonathan (Glenn Ford) and Martha Kent (Phyllis Thaxter), young Clark (Christopher Reeve) discovers the source of his superhuman powers and moves to Metropolis to fight evil. As Superman, he battles the villainous Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman), while, as novice reporter Clark Kent, he attempts to woo co-worker Lois Lane (Margot Kidder).
Official CLC Score: 8.9/10