An immortal classic, Superman (1978) still packs a punch decades after it was released, mainly due to director Richard Donner's meticulous direction and a cast that is pitch perfect. Yes, the effects have aged, and some of the comedic touches don't work. But this is one awe-inspiring, groundbreaking, terrifically entertaining movie for the wide-eyed child in all of us.
* The 35th anniversary edition, with some amazing restored footage, is the one to watch. *
Text © Ahmed Khalifa. 2016.