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Superman Movie Review Summary

Actors: Marlon Brando, Christopher Reeve Margot Kidder Gene Hackman

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At the moment of the death of the planet Krypton, a respected but controversial scientist sends his infant son on a rocket journey to Earth. The boy grows up on a farm in Kansas, where he learns wholesome American values and where he came from as he develops super-human powers. He becomes a reporter for the Daily Planet in Metropolis and moonlights as a costumed hero fighting for truth, justice and the American way. Meanwhile, an evil scientist sets in motion a plan to steal two nuclear missiles which he will use to aggrivate the San Andreas fault, so he can take over California. There's also a unique relationship between the Kryptonian (in his two separate identities, reporter and hero) and a hard-nosed female reporter. This film was a major contributor to the new generation of heroic adventure sci-fi/fantasy movies kicked off by "Star Wars," and was the first modern comics-based movie.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Zorikh Lequidre



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Plot & Themes

**Fantasy or Science Fiction?**    -   science fiction story he'll/she'll become:    -   guardian of justice Romance    -   Yes Superhero movie?    -   Yes Human/Magical couple?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   champion of justice Age:    -   20's-30's Has special powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   super strength    -   can fly    -   is very quick Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

Earth setting:    -   20th century (1970's to Present) A substantial portion of this movie takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a futuristic society    -   big overbuilt futuristic city    -   very controlled society Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Planet outside our solar system?    -   Yes Desert?    -   Yes Ice world?    -   Yes Big cities?    -   Yes Misc settings    -   mansion Kind of city    -   Dirty, crime-ridden (like NY)    -   Beautiful sparkling advanced city

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Kinds of F/X    -   exploding bombs    -   exotic spaceships    -   exotic big cities    -   exotic alien landscape Is this movie based on a    -   comics

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