After ranking the live-action Batman movies, I thought I would do the same for the Superman ones. The originals are so long ago I sometimes forget they are part of DC, as funny as that sounds.
Again these rankings are solely down to personal preference.
By a country mile Superman: the original motion picture is no.1 and is still one of my all time favourite movies. I was 2 when I was brought to see it in the cinema, it was my 1st cinema experience and one I do not remember. I was on a Christmas holiday in Canada and there was some debate with my mum and aunt if I would manage the experience at such a young age.
I’ve been told I yelled out “the car is broken!” When Lois Lane’s car falls foul of the earthquake. I’ve no doubt it was the first pavement block on the road to 2 loves in my life; superheroes and movies.
When I watched again recently on the 40th anniversary release I was struck by how cinematic the original is, there’s no “superhero film formula” it’s simply a movie shot for the cinema. I also think my love of the original colours my thorough enjoyment of Superman Returns and Henry Cavill’s more “heroic” interpretation in Justice League, though I still haven’t been able to look at Cavill’s lip the same way!!
- Superman II
- Superman Returns
- Justice League
- Man of Steel
- Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
- Superman III
- Superman IV: The Quest for Peace