Originally Posted by GAC
I grew up a huge Superman (DC Comics) fan. Haven't seen a Superman movie made that I've liked. The last one wasn't bad, but I hated the Reeve's movies, and his portrayal.
They finally did Batman some justice in the last couple. So when they going to do the same with Superman and quit making him such a yutz?
Blashphemy! Ha ha j/k. The first movie seemed amazing when I was a kid, but it is hilariously dated now. I would say that Reeves was pretty perfect as Superman and as Clark Kent. Also, I think the first 30-45 minutes of the first movie are basically perfection, probably the best superhero origin story ever put on film. But Lex was just sort of silly, and Ned Beatty was in it for some reason, and all of a sudden Superman is turning back time by spinning the world backwards (seriously, that is the dumbest thing in movie history), and yeah it was pretty bad.
EDITED TO ADD: When are they going to put Batman and Superman in a movie together??? God I wish they would just do a movie of Dark Knight Returns. "I want you to remember my hand at your throat... I want you to remember the one man who beat you." Possibly my favorite scene in any comic ever.