Monday, November 7, 2011

Superman: The Movie: The Expanded Edition Review

Superman: The Movie has gone through MANY different variations in its different releases. When it was broadcast on television it was manipulated in any number of ways with scenes being added in and taken out, shortened and lengthened. It is rare that I see an "extended," "expanded," "director's cut," or "special edition" that I feel actually improves on the original film. Such is the case here.

The additions do little to improve or worsen the film. We see a young Lois Lane witnessing a teenage Clark demonstrate his superpowers by running faster than the train Lois is on. We get an extra scene with Brando as Jor-El. We get Ma Kent doing her best to sell Cheerios in what is an obvious commercial sponsorship placement. There are a couple of other very minor editions but that's just about it. 

The best thing I can say about this "expanded" edition is that it is innocuous. I'll stick with the original, thanks, but no thanks. 

1LR Review: 17 out of 20 - It's a Solid Hit!

1 comment:

  1. I agree. However I did like the scene of young Louis on the train. You do realize that was a cameo right? In this scene, Louis's Mother was the actress who played Louis in the George Reeve's Superman TV series.