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Superman 1.6: We Built This City

Tracking across the limitless void, we zero in on a mighty red sun, which soon fills our view. An ancient blue planet orbits this commanding star, home to a noble civilization of powerful beings who live in a domed city carved into the mountains of pure white crystalline rock. As the music builds to a fanfare so emphatic you’d think the orchestra would explode, the camera lingers on this frozen, glittering landscape.

So here’s my question: If Krypton is so great, why is it all indoors?

I mean, I’m not an expert on civilizations that are a million years more advanced than our own, but I’m pretty sure that good planets have furniture; from what I can see, everybody on Krypton just stands around and glows.

You can tell that Krypton is a terrible planet because it blows up fifteen minutes after we get there, which is the exact thing that planets aren’t supposed to do. You had one job.

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Superman 1.1: Jesus Saves But Mostly He Saves Lois Lane

Superman: The Movie. Released December 15, 1978 by Warner Bros.
Starring: Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder.
Story by Mario Puzo. Screenplay by Mario Puzo, David Newman, Leslie Newman & Robert Benton. Creative Consultant: Tom Mankiewicz. Executive Producer: Ilya Salkind. Produced by Pierre Spengler. Directed by Richard Donner.
Domestic box office: $134,000,000. Chart position (for 1979): #1.

It’s a delicious fakeout. Nobody had seen a big budget movie based on a comic book before, and didn’t know what to expect. So when the movie opens with a little boy reading aloud from a comic book, it looks like all of your worst fears have come true.

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