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Josie
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« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

Another note about the location of Metropolis... the first and second Superman movies, at least (dunno 'bout the other two) were shot in Calgary, Canada... because they wanted a city nobody would recognize.  I bet that makes the Calgarians feel really special.
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Josie
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« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

While I'm here, did anybody else think Christopher Reeve looked oddly like Bruce Campbell in this movie?

Hey, does anybody else thing Bruce Campbell would make an <i>awesome</i> Superman?
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Mark
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« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM »

I liked it. Ultimate cheesy movie but funny to watch. Its kinda hard to dislike a film youve been watching since you were young and findin it on video made me wanna buy it and laugh at all the cheesy scenes including the fact that Nuclear Mans voice is dubbed "If You Do Not Tell Me I Will Hurt People!" and the fight on the moon and the tornado bit. Class! Out of 4 i give it a 3 (good)
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AlphaWoolf
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« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM »

I'm not going to try to defend this silly entry in the Superman series.  After the first great film, all the sequels sucked, some more, some less.  Out of the three sequels, this I find to be the most entertaining.  No. 2 p**sed all over the Superman mythos, No. 3 was a bizarre Richard Pryor vehicle, but this movie, No. 4 just says "to hell with everything, let's have some fun".  At the very least, this movie gives us a battle between super characters that the second movie only hinted at.  Good popcorn movie.
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Nuclear Man Groupie
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« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

I'm just wondering of it would freak too many people out of I said the only reason I watched ths movie was because I am infatuated with Nuclear Man. Other than that, it's just a movie full of cheesy, MST3K budget FX and a storyline that needed more refinement.
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Government Cheese
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« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM »

When I look for one truism in cinema, a movie like this decides to take a firm hold of my nads and rip them clean from their prune cradle. Gene Hackmen movies are supposed to be good dam it. Not that Gene Hackmen is dynamic or charming in any way but there’s something about his movies that seem to touch me.

While Superman III (oh sorry meant IV, getting my crap all mixed up) did touch me, it was a vile hepatitis C infested touch. The kind that leaves purple sores on the psyche that pop up around once a month (What you guys don’t think about Superman IV at least once a month, ah well, guess it’s a comic collector thing).

This movie came out in my early adolescence when my imagination had yet to be repressed by the fairer sex and the pursuit of another bottle of Drakkar Noir to entice the little phillies. Even with a full-on…imagination, I knew this movie was a bastardization of….movies.  
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Jim
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« Reply #21 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

Okay, the woman being able to breath in outer space was bad enough, but why hasn't anyone focused on this bit in them movie? Superman throws a ton of nuclear weapons directly into the sun. INTO THE SUN. Now I might not be a scientist, but in my book throwing explosives (or nucleary weaponry) into the sun is a bad idea. What the hell was he thinking?!
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MegaRed
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« Reply #22 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

It's funny..Out of all 4 Superman movies, this is my favorite one.


You can imagine, I get alot of wierd looks when I mention that.
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Jeff Weskamp
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« Reply #23 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

   This film was one of four big-budget fiascos that sank Cannon Films.  Menahem Goram and Yoram Globus released four movies in the summer of 1987 (known as Cannon's Summer of Blood): Superman IV, Lifeforce, Masters of the Universe, and Over the Top.  Each film failed to even earn back its production cost.  The Summer of Blood was the deathblow for Cannon, which decalred bankruptcy in 1989.
   The fatal error in this film for me was how Luther cloned Superman.  In a museum, a one-ton steel ball is hanging from a single strand of Superman's hair. So, Luther and his nephew CUT the hair with a PAIR OF SCISSORS!  Unless Luthor had a pair of kryptonite scissors, they couldn't have gotten that DNA sample to create Nuclear Man. That kinda ruined the rest of the film for me.
    I read that Cannon edited out about 50 minutes of footage after the pre-release showing.  That's why the middle of the film is so chaotic and hard to follow.
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night heron
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« Reply #24 on: June 26, 2004, 08:34:31 AM »

This is the type of movie you wish they never made this was when they got into the antinucular blather days in hollywood and it just makes you wich for some kyopinite just to put a end to it all the first two however were good
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firebird
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« Reply #25 on: July 11, 2004, 01:28:50 PM »

No wonder they quit making superman movies the first two were great and this one is the worst just like that other antinucular weapons movie AMAZING GRACE AND CHUCK  its a complety moronic bit of mindless nonsense we should have brought some kryptonite
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Nuclear Man
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« Reply #26 on: November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM »

Superman looked old and awkward when faced with any actual physical movement in the fighting scenes; like some kind of Nordic schoolgirl whose bones grew far too quickly during puberty. Nuclear Man was a flaming transvestite born of Superman's hair and some unimaginably gay forces eminating from the sun. If i ever decide to commit suicide, it will be while i'm staring at Nuclear Man's mindless, gay, 80's face and mane on my television screen. I grew up on the first 3 Superman movies but the 4th on was the unending rape of my 'mind-gina'. In case you are hesitant about hating this movie, let me leave you with this thought: Nuclear Man wore scandalous gold nail extensions and he used them to ... "infect" ... Superman...(Hm-MM!)... from behind...he had a matching gold mullet. that's all.
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phoenix
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« Reply #27 on: October 11, 2004, 01:55:11 PM »

Well it was the last and by far the worse of these movies i mean after the first two movies made big money in the box office they made this idiotic mess maybe the salkins should sent into the phatom zone along with a few other hollywood socialists
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Richard
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« Reply #28 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

I like imaginative low budget films.  Unfortunately, this is not one of them.  For starters, after the success of the first 3, 2 was my favorite, there is no reason they couldn't afford better effects, better background, etc.  In the second one, when that evil woman in space poked a whole in the astronaught's suit, he suffocated.  So the writers of Superman do know there is no oxygen in space.  Why then was that rich lady flown into space with Nuclear Man, and she was not affected by the lack of oxygen?  Just don't make no sense.  Even so, I don't think the message about Nukes was so bad.  Superman didn't force the nations to disarm.  He simply convinced them that he would see to it personally if they all agreed.  I don't think that is dictatorial.
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Sam
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« Reply #29 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

Superman IV : The Quest For Peace is the most dumbest Superman I've ever seen! The visuals are so fake! If it was made in 1987, the technology should have been a bit more advanced. I hate the fact that I bought this dvd in BlockBuster! The story line was so weak! The villian was incredibly stupid! I hate the part were Superman save the people from the Statue of Liberty. Also the part where he fixes the Great Wall of China. I'll give this movie one thing, it still had some good acting! I don't recommend that you will like this movie.  
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