Superman II Movie Review Summary

Actors: Christopher Reeve Margot Kidder Gene Hackman

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Lex Luthor escapes from prison and travels to Superman's icey lair. There, he learns how to free 3 Krypton criminals, all having the powers of Superman.
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The 3 criminals come to earth to destroy Superman and rule the world. Superman battles the criminals, but they overpower him. He retreats to his lair.

Lex leads the criminals to the lair. The criminals force Superman into a molecule chamber that takes away his power. However, being prepared for such a situation, Superman had reversed the chamber's effectiveness; while he was safe in the chamber, the criminals had their powers taken away.
Superman easily defeats the criminals.
The review of this Movie prepared by Brandon Swenson

Lois Lane thinks she has it figured out that Clark Kent is Superman. soon they fall in love and Superman gives up his powers so they can be togehter. Meanwhile, three Kryptonian criminals are accidentally released from the Phantom Zone and start to take over the world, with the help of Lex Luthor. Our hero's sense of duty forces him to give up his personal happiness to save the world. Filmed concurrently with the first Superman movie, this film has much the same flavor and even more impressive super-feats. However, it seems to somehow lack a bit of thrill.
The review of this Movie prepared by Zorikh Lequidre

Script Analysis of Superman II

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle 35%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 35% **Fantasy or Science Fiction?**    -   science fiction story magical being/mental/magical powers    -   Yes Superhero movie?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   journalist 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)


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 Ice world?    -   Yes Big cities?    -   Yes Kind of city    -   Dirty, crime-ridden (like NY)    -   Beautiful sparkling advanced city

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vauge references only    -   kissing Kinds of F/X    -   exploding vehicles    -   exotic big cities    -   exotic alien landscape Is this movie based on a    -   comics

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