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Superman 1978 Rumor

By Dexter

1 year ago

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    #28 1 year ago

    The 1978 Superman was the worst superhero movie ever made, bar none.

    Tell me I'm wrong:

    #36 1 year ago

    They say we could not make a movie worse than Superman, gentlemen are we up for the challenge?

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    #41 1 year ago
    Quoted from Sinestro:

    Inspired many young directors who made superhero movies later in life, like Raimi.

    It inspired other directors because they figured, hey if that piece of crap can get made, there is no way I could do worse.

    I will give the movie credit for having the first transgendered woman in a major Hollywood movie, Margot Kidder.

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    #48 1 year ago
    Quoted from bayoubilly70:

    Dude, thats kind of cruel

    Big hands, big feet, adams apple and the voice of a truck driver.

    C'mon, who was fooled, even back then?

    And of course, that calls into question Superman's sexuality, as he could use his x-ray vision and see her junk.

    Obviously, no newspaper reporter is going to be able to afford a $1,000,000 dollar penthouse apartment, unless they are providing services to a very specific clientele on the side.

    #50 1 year ago

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    #103 1 year ago

    That movie is so dumb.

    If Superman could simply fly around a planet so fast that he could turn time backwards, then time travel would be an easy way to fix ANY problem.

    Why did the other **supermen** not just fly around Krypton and save that planet too?

    #115 1 year ago

    I wonder if by turning back time on Earth, it put us out of sync with the rest of the universe?

    That might explain what is going on now....

    #145 1 year ago

    Superman can supposedly fly at 13 times the speed of light.

    Of course, we have all known since the 1920's that nothing can exceed the speed of light (you know, Relativity and all that).

    So even children's comic book writers from the 1940's should have known basic science.


    Even funnier, Lois Lane has died 52 friggin' times already.

    That's a lot of spinning the earth backwards....

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    #153 1 year ago
    Quoted from KingPinGames:

    I would like to see something more comic based.

    Yeah, I hope they don't base it on those terrible movies.

    With fascism on the rise in the States, maybe basing it on "Superman: At Earth’s End" could be very timely.

    Especially where Superman kills the 2 Hitlers!

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    #156 1 year ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    Sorry comic book nerds, but Superman '78 clearly won in the battle of hearts and minds for superman fans.

    You can't be an actual Superman fan unless you like the comics.

    Otherwise you are just a bad movie fan.

    $3.2 Million dollars for an original of this:

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    $1 for an original of this:

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    The fans have spoken

    #158 1 year ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    Superman (1978) made $300 million in Carter years dollars, just in box office. Hundreds of millions since in TV and other media rights. Not even counting the money brought in by the inferior sequels. Far more people have seen those movies than have ever owned a Super Man Comic book.
    Fans have spoken!

    Not even close.

    In the 1950s they printed 800,000 copies a year.

    In the 1960s they printed over 1,000,000 Superman every year

    In the 1970s they printed between 600,000 and 1,000,000 copies of Superman every year.

    Even in the 1980s when the terrible movies had killed all interest in Superman, they were still printing between 300,000 and 500,000 copies each year.

    They stopped publishing the circulation totals in the 90s, but they printed over 6,000,000 copies of The Death of Superman in 1992

    #160 1 year ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    Most of the people who bought these are dead!

    How did they die exactly?

    If the average lifespan in USA is 76 (or 80 in superior Canada healthcare system), then I can't figure out how MOST people who read comics through the 50s-90s are dead.

    Unless you are implying that kids that read comics were poisoned by the ink or only retarded people like Superman and thus Darwin lent a hand in their demise?

    And to everyone who keeps asking, yes, Lois Lane even continually dies in the Arabic language versions too:

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    #162 1 year ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    So, I guess a Honus Wagner pinball machine would sell better than a Mike Trout game?

    I have no idea what that is a reference to, but I bet whatever it is, sucks.

    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    I guess a Beatles "butcher" cover game would sell better than a Sgt. Pepper theme?

    There you go with that boy-band stuff again.

    The Beatles are crappy pop garbage and will put their name and logo on anything.

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    #163 1 year ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    hasn't Superman died like 5 times as well?

    At least a dozen times.

    He said that on the other side, there is only darkness, so you have that to look forward to.

    #167 1 year ago
    Quoted from gmkalos:

    The best Superman will always be Christopher Reeve

    He was a handsome man, so I can see why you guys like him.

    But his Superman movies were terrible.

    So bad in fact, that no studio would touch another Superman movie for 2 decades.

    #177 1 year ago

    Wonder Woman would be much sexier, and if they did retro 1979 score displays, look out!

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    Of course, hanging out with Superman gets her killed too.....

    #180 1 year ago

    And Stern needs to include Superman's dog Krypto (aka Superdog), the last dog of Krypton.

    He has all of Superman's powers, but better hearing and sense of smell.

    It was implied in the 2000s that he could detect if Lois was menstruating, which, needless to say, is a valuable skill.

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    #183 1 year ago
    Quoted from gmkalos:

    Oh here we go! lol

    Don't give DC any ideas.

    After 80 years of writing the same story, they just might

    #198 1 year ago
    Quoted from ForceFlow:

    He's the character who always does the right thing, is always happy to help, and always believes the best in people.

    You might have hit the nail directly on the head there.

    All those ancient comic characters were developed at a time when comics were being banned in TX and Preachers were asking for the government to ban them completely.

    The stories were written for children.

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    So comics were basically censored by the CCA guidelines:


    Crimes shall never be presented in such a way as to create sympathy for the criminal, to promote distrust of the forces of law and justice, or to inspire others with a desire to imitate criminals.

    If crime is depicted it shall be as a sordid and unpleasant activity.

    Policemen, judges, government officials, and respected institutions shall never be presented in such a way as to create disrespect for established authority.

    Criminals shall not be presented so as to be rendered glamorous or to occupy a position which creates a desire for emulation.

    In every instance good shall triumph over evil and the criminal punished for his misdeeds.

    Scenes of excessive violence shall be prohibited. Scenes of brutal torture, excessive and unnecessary knife and gunplay, physical agony, gory and gruesome crime shall be eliminated.

    No comic magazine shall use the words "horror" or "terror" in its title.

    All scenes of horror, excessive bloodshed, gory or gruesome crimes, depravity, lust, sadism, masochism shall not be permitted.

    All lurid, unsavory, gruesome illustrations shall be eliminated.

    Inclusion of stories dealing with evil shall be used or shall be published only where the intent is to illustrate a moral issue and in no case shall evil be presented alluringly, nor so as to injure the sensibilities of the reader.

    Scenes dealing with, or instruments associated with walking dead, torture, vampires and vampirism, ghouls, cannibalism, and werewolfism are prohibited.

    Profanity, obscenity, smut, vulgarity, or words or symbols which have acquired undesirable meanings are forbidden.

    Nudity in any form is prohibited, as is indecent or undue exposure.

    Suggestive and salacious illustration or suggestive posture is unacceptable.

    Females shall be drawn realistically without exaggeration of any physical qualities.

    Illicit sex relations are neither to be hinted at nor portrayed. Rape scenes as well as sexual abnormalities are unacceptable.

    Seduction and rape shall never be shown or suggested.

    Sex perversion or any inference to same is strictly forbidden.

    Nudity with meretricious purpose and salacious postures shall not be permitted in the advertising of any product; clothed figures shall never be presented in such a way as to be offensive or contrary to good taste or morals.


    So that's why The Watchmen was such a great Superhero Movie. All of the characters were developed outside of the CCA from the start.

    They characters never started as wholesome white bread, only to become stale, and then moldy over time.

    The stories were never written to entertain children.

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    #201 1 year ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    At least we were spared the indignity of seeing Nic Cage try to do it.

    Those videos of Cage trying on the shiny Superman suit are so embarrassing to watch.

    Comic fans REALLY dogged a bullet with that one!

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    Although sadly, Cage is doing the voice of Superman in the upcoming movie:


    #204 1 year ago
    Quoted from HoakyPoaky:

    Safe to say casting Nicolas Cage as Superman was one of the worst ideas ever.

    His acting was so terrible in Ghost Rider, it's probably the lowest rated of all the Marvel Superhero movies.

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    #206 1 year ago
    Quoted from TractorDoc:

    And then they brought him back to made a second one.

    OMG, I honestly did not know there was a 2nd !

    Just looked on RottenTom and it got a 17% lol

    #228 1 year ago
    Quoted from Rascal_H:

    What’s with all the Smallville gals being in a sex slave ring lol

    It's important for young women to know that even Hollywood stars can become sex slaves, so they should not blame themselves.

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