Its special effects, which now feel dated, were well ahead of its time. It boasts an all-star cast featuring: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Glenn Ford, and Ned Beatty. And whereas many modern-day superhero films are trying desperately to be dark, gritty, and moody, Superman: The Movie is good, clean, unadulterated fun. Though the tone is mostly light and the jokes are stuffed with cheese, the 3-time Oscar-nominated film also contains several deeply emotional moments that will bring a tear to your eye and a romantic subplot that will warm even the frostiest heart.
Director Patty Jenkins is a huge fan as well, so when she made her pitch for Wonder Woman, she told Warner Bros. that she wanted her superhero film to be full of love, emotion, and humor like Donner's is.
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