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Time Out says

Given the publicity hoop-la, it is easy to overlook how effectively

Richard Donner

visualised this revamping of the Depression-born defender of the weak and righter of wrongs. Without really plumping for any particular interpretation of the myth (or any one visual style for that matter), Donner and his screenwriters

Mario Puzo

,

Robert Benton

and

David Newman

(plus

Leslie Newman

) flip through various genre possibilities, and allow that we might see Superman as either a Big Joke or the Son of God. By keeping the spectacular possibilities open, through the opening scenes of the destruction of Krypton, and the subsequent growth to manhood of the planet's only son on the plains of the Midwest, the film allows naiveté and knowingness to coexist. Only when it goes all out for cold Batmanesque villainy in the second half does it narrow its focus and lose its way.

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Neil

I agree we need to know what the people of Krypton are really like.........MAKE IT HAPPEN PEOPLE.

Neil

I agree we need to know what the people of Krypton are really like.........MAKE IT HAPPEN PEOPLE.