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- 2008.Feb.23 / 6pm
Superman: The Movieby: MMM.Commentaries • tags: 1970s • DC.Comics • feature • free • Superman • directed by: Richard.Donner • stars: Christopher.Reeve • Gene.Hackman • Margot.Kidder • Marlon.Brando
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Look! Up in the sky! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No! It’s the MMM commentary for Superman the Movie!
Unable to convince the ruling council of Krypton that their world will destroy itself soon, scientist Jor-El takes drastic measures to preserve the Kryptonian race: He sends his infant son Kal-El to Earth. There, gaining great powers under Earth’s yellow sun, he will become a champion of truth and justice. Raised by the Kents, an elderly farm couple, Clark Kent learns that his abilities must be used for good. The adult Clark travels to Metropolis, where he becomes a mild-mannered reporter for the Daily Planet…and a caped wonder whose amazing feats stun the city: Superman! Meanwhile, Lex Luthor, the world’s greatest criminal mind, is plotting the greatest real estate swindle of all time. Can’t even the Man of Steel stop this nefarious scheme?
That’s right, MMM embark on our Superman project and begin with the movie that started it all and shot a young man called Christopher Reeve into international superstardom.
For the first time you could truly believe a man could fly.
Join the mild mannered commentary team of Trevor, David, Geoff and Tony as we discuss the finer points of this classic movie.
Please note this commentary was recorded using the 2000 version of the film, readily available on DVD and also in the mammoth 13 disc box set release.
They don’t have the death penalty on Krypton, so if you break the law, you get turned into a Queen album cover.— MMM Commentaries,
Why is the El family represented by an S? … I think it’s just a family crest that just happens to be in the shape of an S. Oh, well, that is rather slippery of you, there.— ,
‘Pink hued.’ He can get arrested for that now. Well, look, she can see his underpants. So it’s all right that he can see hers. [as Lois] Mr. Superman, no means no.— ,
There you go, more Freudian sub-text, there. Well, Freudian text, almost. Yes. Super-text.— ,