#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Picking up where “Superman: The Movie” left off, three criminals, General Zod (Terence Stamp), Ursa, (Sarah Douglas), and Non (Jack O’Halloran) from the planet Krypton are released from the Phantom Zone by a nuclear explosion in space. They descend upon Earth where they could finally rule. Superman, meanwhile, is in love with Lois Lane (Margot Kidder), who finds out who he really is. Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman) escapes from prison and is determined to destroy Superman by joining forces with the three criminals.
Plot: Three escaped criminals from the planet Krypton test the Man of Steel’s mettle. Led by General Zod, the Kryptonians take control of the White House and partner with Lex Luthor to destroy Superman and rule the world. But Superman, who attempts to make himself human in order to get closer to Lois, realizes he has a responsibility to save the planet.
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**He was called Non because that is the amount of brains he had.**
Great sequel that expands on the introductory scenes in Superman (1978) where we met General Zod, Ursa and the massive moron, Non – although I wouldn’t call him a moron to his face. (Perhaps if I had a ladder)
But anyway, these three criminals are inadvertently released from the Phantom Zone by Superman and they naturally head toward Earth seeking revenge on the son of their jailer.
Hackman receives top billing this time now that Brando collected his pay cheque and was at the bank cashing it.
A very entertaining and funny sequel thanks to Richard Lester’s expert hand at comedy.
– Potential Kermode
Fun packed and humanistic sequel is worthy alright.
Superman II stars Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Terence Stamp, Ned Beatty, Sarah Douglas, Margot Kidder, and Jack O’Halloran. It was to be a troubled shoot that saw two directors involved with the project. Richard Donner had completed about three quarters of the film before being taken off the project, so Richard Lester then came in to finish the film. Because of the back stage problems there are a host of writers credited on the film and both Robert Paynter & Geoffrey Unsworth were involved with the cinematography. Filmed using the Megasound system the score is a reworking of John Williams original score by Ken Thorne.
Something of a miracle in itself that Superman II, in spite of all the behind the scenes shenanigans, is a very fine sequel to the massively successful Superman from 78. Sure there’s some odd tonal shifts, a couple of things don’t quite add up (to be corrected later on down the line with the release of the Richard Donner cut), while the villains are badly under written, but this has enough comic book adaptation savvy to please most comic book lovers.
This time around sees Superman pitted against three villains who have been released from their prison due to Superman himself detonating a hydrogen bomb in space. The big kicker here being that the three convicts, General Zod, Ursa and Non, are from his home planet of Krypton and had been imprisoned by his father Jor-El. Now they are free they are hell bent on revenge against the son of Jor-El and the planet that worships him. If that was not enough for Superman to contend with, he also has affairs of the heart to deal with as his love for Lois Lane grows ever stronger by the day. While a certain Lex Luthor is plotting his escape from prison…
Pic nicely fuses a humanistic heart with exciting set pieces, to make Superman II a worthy sequel to the wonderful template that is the first film. Ultimately we should embrace both cuts of Superman II or it would go downhill from here… 7/10
Best Of The Superman Series
This is the best of the Superman movies because of the three villains, played by Terrence Stamp, Sarah Douglas and Jack O’Halloran.
Those three are so good, particularly Stamp, that they make this easily the most memorable of the four films. The scenes with them on the moon, their first encounter on earth and their climactic fight against Superman in the skies above Metropolis are all outstanding.
Once again, Superman goes a little overboard in his romance to Lois Lane (do you believe some reviewers are upset there weren’t explicit sex scenes in the film?) Hey, folks, it’s just a comic book and it’s supposed to be innocent, clean fun. Sorry that turns you off. For the rest of us, this is generally very enjoyable film from start to finish, with no real lulls.
Simply put, Superman II is one of the best action/comic-oriented films of all time. I’d rank it second only to the original Superman: The Movie and only X-Men is right up there.
The thing about this movie that bugs me is that I grew up watching the ABC expanded version. That’s the version my dad taped for me, so for years I thought the expanded version was the only version. It wasn’t until the mid-80s when I saw SII on HBO that I realized what the theatrical cut was and how much of the expanded version added to the film.
So if you ask me about Superman II expanded edition, I’d definitely rank that as the best comic oriented film all time. Hopefully, Warner Bros. will put together an interesting DVD on the film with all the supplemental footage, including the never-before-seen Marlon Brando segment that was completely removed from the picture. The making of this film was a big time headache. All of Gene Hackman’s scenes were filmed by Superman I director Richard Donner, and then he was fired, and Richard Lester was brought in. So it would be really cool and really insightful if a future DVD came out on the making of the film. But I digress.
The (theatrical version) film, while a bit aged, is still tremendous fun. Christopher Reeve remains the embodiment of the Man of Steel and remains a case for one example of perfect casting. He makes the whole Clark Kent/Superman thing plausible by making Kent an insecure, bumbling reporter. Terrence Stamp is also wonderfully cast as arch-villain General Zod.
The climax in Times Square is still exciting and funny. And the whole relationship between Lois and Clark/Superman is brought to the fore-front.
I’d definitely put this film as a supreme candidate for the full DVD red carpet treatment complete because the current DVD lacks big time.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 7 min (127 min), 1 hr 56 min (116 min) (Richard Donner Cut) (USA)
Genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Director Richard Lester, Richard Donner
Writer Jerry Siegel (character created by: Superman), Joe Shuster (character created by: Superman), Mario Puzo (story by), Mario Puzo (screenplay by), David Newman (screenplay by), Leslie Newman (screenplay by)
Actors Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Ned Beatty, Jackie Cooper
Country USA, UK, Canada, France
Awards 3 wins & 7 nominations.
Production Company Warner Brothers
Sound Mix 70 mm 6-Track (MegaSound encoding) (70 mm prints), Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints)
Aspect Ratio 2.20 : 1 (70 mm prints), 2.39 : 1
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 70 mm (blow-up), 35 mm