III (1983): I like this Superman film quite a bit.
It's a nice change of pace from the first two films. There is no
Lex Luthor, and we hardly see Lois Lane or any of the characters from
the Daily Planet. Clark Kent is in Smallville and meets up with
old girlfriend Lana Lang (delightfully played by Annette
O'Toole). Richard Pryor is the other major player in this movie
who isn't completely a good guy or a bad guy. His talents with
computers, however, gain the attention of an evil crimelord played by
Robert Vaughan. Pryor's character invents a computer that darn
near kills Superman. Plus, we're introduced to a different kind
of Kryptonite that makes Superman apathetic.
thing I don't like in
this movie is the overly long "Good Superman vs. Bad Superman"
sequence. They really stretched this out to get their money's
worth out of special effects and it makes absolutely no sense.
Why are there two Supermans exactly? Huh? But once you get
that business out of the way, the cast is great, the story is great,
and the film moves along pretty good. They also tried to play out
the Richard Pryor drunk scenes, which is funny to a point, but shortly
wears off. Overall, this is an interesting Superman movie and I