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Plot summary: Vigilante violates laws of nature to protect his interspecies relationship.
It has a lot of plot problems and cheesy moments, but the beautiful cinematography, epic action and the fantastic performance of Christopher Reeve make up for it.
Is some of the effects a bit dated by todays standards? Yes! Is the ending a little goofy? Yes!
But this really is a great movie, and an incredible achievement in terms of adapting a comic-book to the big screen. Not to mention John Williams' fantastic score and a charming performance by Christopher Reeve.
Definitely one of the best comic book-movies of all time in my opinion.
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This movie ranks #73 in All Time Box Office
This movie ranks #75 in 100 Science Fiction Films (BFI Screen Guide)
This movie ranks #140 in Fantasy Cinema: Impossible Worlds on Screen
This movie ranks #174 in Empire 500
This movie ranks #321 in 501 Must See Movies
This movie ranks #373 in Roger Ebert: the great movies
This movie ranks #462 in All-Time Worldwide Box office
This movie ranks #769 in National Film Registry
This movie ranks #868 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
This movie ranks #887 in TimeOut's 1000 Films to Change Your Life