Ruined a Movie, Ruined the Characters, Ruined the Series
You've heard from many different reviews how bad this movie is. But
this is no ordinary bad movie. This was a Superman movie about one of
the greatest superheroes of all time. This was the fourth in the series
and expectations were high. Everyone involved in making this movie
failed and let everyone down. Superman IV: The Quest for Peace had a
lot of potential to be a good movie, but it was put in the wrong hands.
One thing that I must point out is how they ruined the film's villain.
Nuclear Man could've been a great villain, but like I said, this movie
was put into the wrong hands. What a lot of people don't know is that
in the original cut, there were two Nuclear Men. The first was the
inferior one that resembled Bizarro from the comics. Nuclear Man came
from one of Superman's hairs. The deleted scenes of the first Nuclear
Man were pretty good. The fight scene between Superman and the first
Nuclear Man was very good. He gives Superman a rough time for a little
while, but Superman is able to dispose of him quickly.
This forces Lex Luthor to go back to the drawing board and create a new
Nuclear Man. But rather than create him in the lab, Luthor creates the
new one in the sun. The special effects were pretty lame, but for me,
one of their brightest moments has to be the birth of Nuclear Man from
the sun. When we first see his face there is fire in his eyes and it
looks pretty cool. This is the new and improved Nuclear Man played by
Mark Pillow. This is a handsome Nuclear Man with blonde hair and blue
eyes. He is big and strong and all he wants to do is "destroy
Superman." Nobody will ever know how good an actor Mark Pillow could've
been. Nuclear Man's voice is dubbed by Gene Hackman's. The first voice
that Nuclear Man hears when he arrives on earth is the voice of Lex
Luthor. He ends up taking Luthor's voice. I could understand them
dubbing Pillow because if you've ever heard his voice, he sounds too
nice to be a big mean villain. But I don't know why they had to dub his
voice with Gene Hackman's. Giving him the stupid roar didn't help
either. Sometimes Mark Pillow overacts with his facial expressions. I
swear, I think this is the new man of a thousand faces. He has how many
different faces throughout the movie. You would think it was all
different actors playing the part. Mark Pillow has some good moments,
but some of the best scenes of Superman chasing Nuclear Man around the
world ended up on the cutting room floor. They also cut out good scenes
involving Lacy and Nuclear Man. These deleted scenes in the original
cut explained what "woman" Nuclear Man was after and why. Cutting out
all of those scenes that they did, destroyed any last chance they ever
had of this being a good movie. The Lacy and Nuclear Man scenes also
added a lot more to the character of Nuclear Man.
They didn't know what they were doing. If you're going to create your
own Superman foe, make sure you do it right. Nuclear Man's costume is
all right. But they had to go and give him these stupid long nails to
attack Superman with. The point of giving him the nails was to pierce
Superman's skin and give him radiation sickness. But nobody wants a
villain with long radioactive nails.
Another thing they really screwed up with were the fight scenes between
Superman and Nuclear Man. The fights just came off looking gay. They
have their final fight on the moon and you're expecting this titanic
struggle. What a let down. I'll admit, the fight has a few good
moments, but whoever did the choreography is an idiot.
The greatest sin of this movie is what they did to Superman. Superman
was completely ruined. I blame the producers, the director, the
writers, and I'm sorry to say, I blame Christopher Reeve. The last time
we saw Christopher Reeve in Superman III he looked great. He looked
more muscular and he was better than ever. In Superman IV he is skinny
and doesn't even come close to the way he looked in Superman III. If
you don't want to see them turn Superman into a big sissy then stay
away from this movie. In the fights with Nuclear Man, Superman fights
like a girl and looks like the biggest wimp when he's moaning and
yelling while Nuclear Man's murdering him. It's painful to watch the
Man of Steel act this way. It's especially painful to watch Nuclear Man
end the moon fight by hammering Superman into the ground. Did anybody
realize how stupid that looked? Didn't Christopher Reeve realize how
stupid he looked? Someone once said that the saddest thing in life is
wasted talent. A great score here by Alexander Courage is wasted. Every
actor was wasted. In John Cryer's case, he had no business in this
movie. He ruined it with his stupid annoying act. In the Mark Pillow
case, I'd have to say that his good looks were wasted. Mark Pillow was
a handsome strapping young actor. I could've seen him playing He-Man or
even Flash Gordon. He definitely had the look. As far as his acting, we
will never know. This movie destroyed his career before it even began.
I wish people could've shut down this project before it even began.
They ruined a promising movie, they ruined the characters, and they
ruined the series..
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The End of an Era... for Christopher Reeve
In this 4th and final Chritopher Reeve Superman film, Superman tries to
rid the world of nuclear weapons, only to find that Lex Luthor is back
and ready to supply the world with these dangerous weapons. Oh, and he
has a new sidekick: Nuclear Man!
Many people have given this a lower rating (understandably), but a 3 or
4 out of 10? It really is not that bad. The film is fun, fast-paced and
very watchable. Some consider it the worst, but I did not find it any
better or worse than part 3. Granted, parts 1 and 2 are superior
(thanks Richard Donner) but I've seen many worse films than Superman 4.
Random thoughts: The double date scene was clever, but really annoying
and completely pointless. If Superman would just reveal himself to Lois
Lane he wouldn't have to find other girls on the side... although see
The idea of getting rid of nuclear weapons was very nice and a great
social and political commentary. I agree getting rid of nuclear weapons
would be a good move. But the film made this very unrealistic. The
world cheers him on, when in reality the countries would protest. He
invades a variety of countries and steals their to secret hidden
weapons (not sure on the legality or logistics of that). And what is to
stop someone from building these weapons all over again?
What happened to Lana Lang? At the end of part 3, it looked like
Superman finally realized that Lois Lane is a loser and hooked up with
Lana. But she is never seen or mentioned in part 4, despite working for
the Daily Planet (at least as of the last film). What gives?
Does anyone else think Lex Luthor is getting a little tired? Did we
really need 3 films with Luthor and one with a Luthor knockoff? What
about Brainiac or Bizarro or the Eradicator or just about anyone else?
Heck, General Zod is so much cooler than Luthor (with all due respect
to Gene Hackman).
There's a scene where he rebuilds the great wall of China just by
looking at it. What power did he use? Tractor beams from his nipples?
But anyway, this film is not as bad as many would have you believe, and
if you've spent six hours on the first three, you might as well invest
90 more minutes in this series finale..