Superman Week:Superman 4: The Quest For Peace
Plot Summary: Superman tries to save the world from nuclear destruction at the hands of Lex Luthor. In a speech to the United Nations, Superman declares he will rid the world of all nuclear weapons. Arch-villain Luthor emerges from prison obsessed with killing Superman and creates an adversary known as Nuclear Man . The two engage in a fight to the finish in various landmarks on Earth before taking their battle into outer space.
|Nuclear Man....voiced by Gene Hackman...only redeeming quality of the character.|
|Don't expect this story to go anywhere.|
|Get used to seeing this.....a lot|
One thing I have to note, which I feel REALLY hurt the film was its low budget and production values.
Now I'm not saying low budget films can't be good, but this it seems like they cut many corners in terms of development costs that they wanted to rush the film out for as cheap as possible. The green screen scenes alone were bad, and the fact that you have to see the same image of Superman flying at you over and over again gets old fast.
|This film featured some of the dullest fight scenes of the series.|
Overall this film is a noble effort to continue the series, unfortunately the low budget and poor decisions hurt this films chances of ever succeeding. In the hands of a better production crew and writer and director this film might have been better. Sadly the Christopher Reeve era of Superman ended not with a bang, but a whimper.