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Superman III Reviews

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½ May 24, 2016
Thanks to Batman Vs Superman, this is not the worst film of the man of steel.
Super Reviewer
½ April 7, 2016
Giving moviegoers the bird more than the plane, Superman III never really takes flight and ultimately proves as uninspired and disengaging as Superman and its first sequel prove compelling and vital. Aside from falling victim to a monstrous villain aptly named Doomsday in the pages of his own comic book, The Man of Steel also gets 86-ed in the second sequel to 1978's Superman. It's poor writing, poorer ideas, and a man who once famously lit himself on fire with a crack pipe that do him in. For reasons even Jor-El cannot explain, Superman III sees a filmic winning streak dovetail into dumbfounded shenanigans in one fell swoop.

In this PG-rated poor excuse of a sequel, synthetic kryptonite laced with tobacco tar splits Superman (Reeve) in two: good Clark Kent and bad Man of Steel.

Man from U.N.C.L.E. star Robert Vaughn suffered a lot of indignities in the '80s, one being shoe-horned into the final season of The A-Team as a second-string quarterback to George Peppard. In Superman III, however, he plays a villainous millionaire bent on taking over the world's - wait for it - coffee supply in Superman III. The fact that Richard Pryor gives a turn as a genius who builds a super-computer to kill Superman and skis off of a skyscraper roof (not in that order) pretty much tells you all you need to know about this unfortunate doppelganger tale.

Bottom line: Pryor Warning
½ April 5, 2016
2016-04-05 pretty flimsy
April 1, 2016
Se tivessem colocado o Brainiac como vilão desse filme, tirassem as partes de comédia e não tivesse o Richard Pryor no elenco, com certeza esse filme ia ser excelente. Mas como o mundo não é perfeito e os engravatados só pensaram em lucro, saiu esse filme até bonzinho, mas sem carisma.
½ March 30, 2016
This is better then the first 2 Superman movies. Superman IV the quest for peace is better, Man of steel is also better. Batman vs Superman dawn of the justice league is also better. See all the Superman movies. There arr great movies.
March 24, 2016
No Mario Puzo, No Richard Donner, No Hackman = pure pig skunk. Vaughan's character replaces Luthor but acts just like him. What was the point? The opening sequence is horrific. The return to Smallville is painful as is Kent's love interest. The ending really sums up this piece of shit.
March 22, 2016
Richard Pryor attempts the comic relief role for Superman III, unfortunately the plot rehashes several elements from the other two films with less effort, not even an alter-ego Superman fight could save this mess!
March 14, 2016
Terrible in every way!
½ March 5, 2016
This movie often tries way to hard to be funny and fails. The effects of this movie are not as good as the first two and Lesters' direction leaves much to be desired. Richard Pryor is trying hard but can not be seen as a good supporting villain or a computer genius. The only ray of hope is Christopher Reave who still puts in a good performance.
½ March 1, 2016
This is the worst superman film so far in the original trilogy. The super villains in this movie are terrible, the worst villains in a superman movie of all time. Not a lot of Lois lane in this movie for some odd reason, just this Lana person that Clark went to high school with. Their is a scene in this movie when superman faces Clark Kent with peers and they separated. Where is the physics in that. I hope superman 4 is much better than this boring self vs self superman movie.
February 14, 2016
Questo Superman perde un po' il fascino dei due precedenti capitoli, e si lascia un po' troppo contaminare dalle atmosfere anni '80 certificate dalla presenza di Richard Pryor.

Divertente, ma niente di più.
½ February 5, 2016
One of the most insulting superhero films ever made. It left me incensed after watching it. Anything interesting that involves Christopher Reeve, Annette O' Toole, and any of the old gang that's interesting at all is taken over by a plot with Richard Pryor being more annoying than funny (comedians don't belong in superhero movies anyway), villains that are copycats of the villains from the first two films, and a desire to be so comedic that makes it even more insulting, as this film followed two of the best superhero movies ever made that took them selves seriously enough. Richard Donner would be fuming.
½ January 20, 2016
An example of how not to do a superhero movie
½ January 3, 2016
Let's just start off an a nice note in saying that this is one of the worst movies ever put into production. I wasted an hour and a half of my life watching this train-wreck of a movie. This movie is the Batman and Robin of the Superman franchise, which has never been the same since this nightmare. Although Christopher Reeves doesn't do a bad job as Superman, nothing else was even average in this movie. The villain was absolutely horrible. Wouldn't you think that Superman of all people could defeat a computer hacker pretty easily. Ever since seeing this movie I have never been able to think of Superman the same way. I bet even Aquaman could defeat the villain in this movie. The opening scene was so bad that I almost cried to think of what could follow. The entire movie was awful and truly was the death of the Superman movie franchise.

0.9/10
December 26, 2015
While I enjoy watching it, it is still way too cheesy and brainless to take it serious. It has some good ideas, but the way the story is delivered is donwright awful.
December 2, 2015
Awkward and for the most part unfunny, not up to superman standards.
Super Reviewer
September 24, 2015
Nowhere near as good as the first two. Sad really, but to be expected. The fourth movie won't be that good either then I guess.
September 8, 2015
"Superman III" is so painful to watch. The movie does have some little good moments, but it has too much comedy in it, and still following the same camp factor as what Richard Lester did with "Superman II." We wish if Richard Donner wasn't fired by the Salkinds, so that this franchise would stay strong. Christopher Reeve is still great to watch, but Richard Pryor keeps stealing the show when this is more of his and not Superman's movie. This movie needs more scenes of Superman, than more scenes with Pryor. I don't like "Superman III," and I strongly do not recommend it.
September 4, 2015
I am not sure why this got a low Tomato Meter score. This is a decent sequel without a doubt. The comedy side to this film is very amusing and Richard Pryor is very funny in this film. It is not a bad film at all, as a matter of fact I thought it was quite good. There are a few flaws in this film based on the acting from a few others. But the plot is very interesting. It is a new fresh idea too where Superman turns from good to evil after Kryptonite exposure which was meant to kill him. Definitely not as good as the first two and also not as successful but still enjoyable!
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