Superman III

A splendid opening during the credits, with Lester displaying his dazzling skills in perfectly timed slapstick, sets the tone for the most satirical of the series so far. Here our superhero undergoes a psychotic reversal and turns into a real sleazo as he comes up against a megalomaniac tycoon (Vaughn in fine form) who is using computer wizard Pryor as an accomplice in his attempts to take over the world and destroy Superman. Unfortunately the pacy humour of the first half soon dwindles to a weak climax, and Pryor hams shamelessly, yet again proving that he's best in serious parts or as a stand-up man. Enjoyable, nevertheless.

Release details

Duration: 125 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Richard Lester
Screenwriter: David Newman, Leslie Newman
Cast: Christopher Reeve
Richard Pryor
Jackie Cooper
Marc McClure
Annette O'Toole
Annie Ross
Pamela Stephenson
Robert Vaughn
Margot Kidder
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What? Richard Pryor? NO! The only thing that made this movie get two stars instead of one was because of the battle in the movie with Clark Kent Vs. Superman! That was the BEST part of the film.