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December 15th, 2013 by Irwin Fletcher Comments

Superman The Movie

Welcome to Oliver Harper’s Retrospectives & Reviews. Like us all at FTN, Oliver LOVES cinema, and like us he has passions that not everyone shares, but he feels obligated to put the word out. This week Oliver looks at Superman: The Movie– we’ll let him tell you the aims of these videos himself. Over to you, Oliver…

Every week FTN will be hosting videos looking back at classic films from the 80s and early 90s…

The videos will be a retrospective look back at a particular film covering all sides of the production and discussing how the film turned out. Many people on the net generally like to discuss films with a negative attitude and take joy in bashing films for comedic effect which does work but often many of the reviews aren’t researched well or films are taken out of context for the purpose of making a joke and I feel websites such as youtube have become over-saturated with these types of videos, I wanted to do something different.

“Often you come across films with no extras available on the DVD and you want to know more about it, so with some of the upcoming videos I will be discussing films that don’t get the respect they deserve or the ones that aren’t as bad as people think…”

Superman: The Movie

Thirty-five years ago today Superman: The Movie came to the big screen!. It was first super hero film to be taken seriously by filmmakers and it set the tone and structure which all other comic book movies followed!.

Superman was epic from the get go. Starting off with an incredible title sequence accompanied by John Williams’ stirring score, it did everything right in my eyes – in what a comic book movie should be about. The first 45 minutes of the film is perfect – there are no others words to describe it. No other super hero flick has a origin story this good.

Christopher Reeve blew everyone away as Superman and he still does 35 years on!. Lets celebrate its legacy today and revisit the classic and you may discover some interesting trivia along the way!

Oliver’s Review:

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I'm an LA journalist who really lives for his profession. I have also published work as Jane Doe in various mags and newspapers across the globe. I normally write articles that can cause trouble but now I write for FTN because Nerds are never angry, so I feel safe.