• Reactions to “Superman” (1978)

    Date: 2012.06.11 | Category: Uncategorized | Tags: ,,

    It has been a while since I’ve posted–and even longer since I have watched the original “Superman”. So since I have time and nothing else to discuss I’ll give another reactions post a chance! (Note: I missed the first 10 minutes of the movie.)

    1. Even in other planets fathers try to live through their sons.
    2. Wow, so the planet is breaking up, ceiling is falling in, and the mother backs away from the part that is falling–which happens to be right over her baby. Some mother she is.
    3. Is it really wise to surround your infant in a vehicle of sharp crystals?
    4. It’s kinda creepy how much the Kryptonians knew about us.
    5. Why is it always farmers or a farming community? No wonder people are suspicious of those who live in the sticks! They’re hiding aliens!
    6. Um…can they show that on tv?? Again, some mother! can’t even clothe her child.
    7. WHAT? This woman needs psychological help! She wants to just take him in and not even look for his parents?
    8. You can tell this is the sixties. “Oh, Brad.” How about “Brad, you’re such a [bleep] jerk! Keep your [bleep] hands off me!”
    9. He has to doggy paddle to run?
    10. That’s Lois!?! Cradle robber.
    11. Lies! He totally meant to show off.
    12. Wow. Just living with an alien for a couple of years SERIOUSLY ages you.
    13. Great, Clark. You had to show off again and you killed your dad.
    14. Creepy! Why would you steal a flower from your father’s grave and give it to your mother? It seems a little Oedipal if you ask me.
    15. What? Isn’t that Kryptonite? How can he hold it?
    16. Why exactly does he have to leave? Why north?
    17. Litterer!
    18. Actually that’s highly irresponsible of Clark. He has no idea what that alien substance could do to our planet.
    19. Again, another indication his mother was awful. Did she leave a message for him? No. Or maybe he just didn’t find the right crystal message thingy.
    20. Why is his head getting bigger??
    21. 12 years? He must be really hungry! Also, were  there any potty breaks?
    22. Where did he get the fancy pajamas? If there are no potty breaks then surely they didn’t go shopping!
    23. I find it a tiny bit insulting that to “fit in” he makes himself appear so weak.
    24. Why can’t he send the money himself?
    25. Oo the evil Finger of Beckoning!
    26. Rip off the lady’s purse? What are you going to do? Sell it cheap leather conditioner at 5 times the price?
    27. He’s trying to be inconspicuous by being extremely weak, but then he’s going to say exactly what’s in her purse? C’mon Kent!
    28. Good dog!
    29. Don’t they need a ticket to board?
    30. O.o
    31. How can she live with him? I guess you have to take the bad with the baubles.
    32. Lois could really use spellcheck!
    33. Can’t elevators do both?
    34. He’s right. That is a bad outfit. Primary colors, really?
    35. Underwear on the outside?? I mean who does he think he is? Quailman?
    36. And why does he need a belt to hold his underwear up? Hmm??
    37. The way the glass is shaking on the building’s windows…I call fake!
    38. So all of the sudden he does nothing about crime and he’s going to start now because of a little helicopter incident? I guess you have to start somewhere, but it’d be nice if he had gotten that rapist about whom Lois was writing.
    39. What an inconvenience for the city! Really? Really did he have to put the boat in the street??
    40. Does he really have to push his fist forward to fly? I mean what did the air ever do to you that you must punch it?
    41. And still no word from his mother.
    42. Why would Otis stay with him?
    43. Well that was subtle Clark.
    44. Eww..did she just ask if he pooped regularly?
    45. Why would he reveal that? Hey everybody, I can’t see through lead!
    46. Hussy! Asking him to look at her panties!
    47. Ok if a personage were to fly someone, don’t you think he should have a better grip on his cargo? Here, let me just push on your shoulders and grab onto your arm.
    48. At the speed at which they are traveling wouldn’t she be a little less wobbly?
    49. Hmm is that symbolic of woman’s dependence upon man? Once she gains a little independence she drops out of the sky.
    50. Wait. She had a date with Clark and the Man of Steel? Tut tut tut.
    51. Do you think Otis is really dimwitted or he just acts that way so he can do stuff like that to Lex?
    52. I don’t understand how they just know it’ll kill him.
    53. Illogical car crash. How could her body have landed like that?
    54. Also, illogical–men would stay behind to guard the missile.
    55. So Lois just happens to be in the west when Luther is?
    56. Ok why did he go to the trouble of the revolving door earlier when he can just poof into his uniform?
    57. What’s it gonna cost the city to fix that!?!
    58. How is it they’re already back in NY?
    59. Can you sue Superman?
    60. But then where would you make your movies, Gene?
    61. How does he know that he couldn’t stop them? Superman hasn’t been timed before.
    62. Their pool is mislabeled
    63. You can’t “get it on with the good guys” because you want riches and “good” and “rich” don’t often go together.
    64. This is why you never invest in bridges. The Earth shakes a little bit, expensive wires snap, and somebody always has to make a point of driving over the edge expecting you to save them.
    65. What no “thank you” for turning off the power? Or for saving your life?
    66. They must have hired her for her ability to scream.
    67. Really this movie isn’t about Superman–it’s let’s see how much we can do exactly to Lois before her heart gives out.
    68. If this were Disney, she would have woken then.
    69. Now he’s really angry with the air.
    70. Illogical. Time isn’t dependent on the Earth’s rotation to move forward. If anything, he just screwed up the rest of the world making the Earth change direction like that.
    71. So did all those people he helped while Lois died–are they dead now?
    72. In a world that doesn’t realize someone with glasses on is the same person, how could they have hoped to catch a man who wears a wig?

    The End!