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Kneel before Richard Donner
on 8 October 2017
The Richard Donner cut of Superman I I is extraordinary and out of this world. The Richard Lester version originally released in the cinemas was good but on viewing both versions the Donner version just has that magic touch.
The footage of new scenes including Marlon Brando adds more clarity to the relationship portrayed between Superman and his father Jor-El.
Terence Stamp brilliantly steals the show as the evil, psychotic, megalomaniac General Zod excellently supported by Sarah Douglas as the sadistic Ursa and Jack O.'Halloran as deadly mute Non. The evil trio are eager to avenge Superman, the son of Jor-El who banished them from the planet Krypton into a life of exile in the Phantom Zone.
Christopher Reeve and Marget Kidder make an awesome couple teaming up once again as Clark Kent/Superman and Lois Lane their relationship deepening and developing further. Gene Hackman is superb as the scheming arch villain Lex Luther.
Superman II is one of my favourite films from the Christopher Reeve Superman films and an unforgettable classic. Hail Richard Donner for his visionary masterpiece of Superman I I.