And yet...it somehow works. Hell, it does better than work: it measurably improves on the original in many ways, perhaps mostly because Terence Stamp and his gang of interstellar outlaws come down to Earth and stop being polite...and start getting real. It's a regular Kryptonian showdown between Kal-El and his dastardly counterparts, which leads to some wonderful scenes on the streets of Metropolis.
Anyhoo, we'll have more talking-time for this movie later on today when we air it during our Screening Room today at 4 PM Pacific! We're going to be watching the version of the film that's available on Netflix Streaming, so no, this isn't the Richard Donner Cut of a couple years ago. Nothing against Richard Donner, we're just sticking to the version that is most easily accessible for the majority of people. Show up with popcorn and join our chatroom! 4 Pacific! Be there!