September 19, 2010

Superman III

Title: Superman III
Year: 1983
Length: 125 minutes
Director: Richard Lester
Writers: David Newman & Leslie Newman; characters by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster
Starring: Christopher Reeve, Richard Pryor, Annette O'Toole
Music: Ken Thorne & Giorgio Moroder

My reaction
Synopsis: a tycoon and a computer genius hatch various schemes
How I saw it: on video (have on DVD), two days ago
Concept: Bad. You can't just have a super computer and/or evil twin to fight - instead, they have to be distractions from lame plots to get money.  But at least real estate isn't directly involved this time.
Story: Bad. A complete mess, but I'll give it a tiny bit of credit for the sheer volume of stuff going on.
Characters: Indifferent.
Dialog: Bad. But in a good way.
Pacing: Indifferent.
Cinematography: Indifferent.
Special effects/design: Good.
Acting: Indifferent.
Music: Bad.
Subjective Rating: 6/10 (Okay). It's corny and stupid, but it knows it and embraces it. Kind of like Adam West's Batman, but with a budget.
Objective Rating: 1.7/4 (Eh).

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