Superman II

Film, Action and adventure

Time Out says

This is movie-making on a less grandiose scale than before, but the combination of Richard Donner's superb original casting and visual attack with Lester's wit and his ear for sound proves a pretty formidable alliance. The basic plot (Supervillains enslave Earth) is potentially far more interesting than before, and though you occasionally miss the essential seriousness Donner brought to the subject, Lester generally replaces it with an intelligent satirical edge and some good gags. Purists may find certain things hard to take, but audiences have little cause for complaint.

By: DP


Release details

127 mins

Cast and crew

Richard Lester
Leslie Newman, Mario Puzo, David Newman
Ned Beatty
Valerie Perrine
Terence Stamp
Jack O'Halloran
Gene Hackman
Sarah Douglas
Marc McClure
Christopher Reeve
Susannah York
Jean-Pierre Cassel
Margot Kidder
EG Marshall
Jackie Cooper
Clifton James
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