The original superhero movie, Donner captured golden-age comic books & Supes ~perfectly with Reeve’s portrayal, immaculate hope-driven tone, & groundbreaking stuntwork to change movie history and make you believe a man could fly. 9.2/10.
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).
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