“Superman: The Movie” Viewing – Poll Results

In the latest Superman Homepage Member Poll we asked you the following question:

Have you ever seen “Superman: The Movie” at the theater/cinema?

It’s nearly a 50/50 split. Well the good news is Fandango a reporting that there will be U.S. screening of “Superman: The Movie” in November. Stay tuned for further details.

Here’s the complete voting breakdown:

Have you ever seen "Superman: The Movie" at the theater/cinema?
  • No 48%, 173 votes
    173 votes 48%
    173 votes - 48% of all votes
  • Yes, back in 1978/1979 44%, 159 votes
    159 votes 44%
    159 votes - 44% of all votes
  • Yes, a few years ago 7%, 27 votes
    27 votes 7%
    27 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Yes, this year 1%, 5 votes
    5 votes 1%
    5 votes - 1% of all votes
Total Votes: 364
August 29, 2018 - September 6, 2018
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MattComics
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MattComics

Saw it as a kid in theatres. I feel very lucky because really Star Wars and Superman are the first two movies I have clear memories of watching.

sundevil82
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sundevil82

That’s awesome @Mattcomics! What a combo! I saw it on the big screen for the first time last July, and something was wrong with the projecter unfortunately. I do clearly remember seeing Superman IV and Masters of the Universe around the same time at 5 years old though haha

MattComics
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MattComics

The big screen really does give you the full impact of it. Especially with the flying effects and the Jon Williams score. I still get butterflies in my stomach like I did when I was little at the point where the theme starts and the \S/ wooshes into view.

sundevil82
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sundevil82

The Harkins I was at had all sorts of problems and actually skipped the opening titles! They had a bunch of angry Superman fans going out to the lobby to make them start it over haha. After that the rest of the movie had a Twitchy picture, I was really disappointed so now I have to wait to see it properly again. I know what you mean about the butterflies with the music! I still to this day even well up at the end when he smiles at the camera. Hell even watching the old trailer makes me tear up!… Read more »

Spidey2878
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Spidey2878

Thank you for sharing your memories of seeing Superman the movie MattComics, and sundevil82. Its so cool to hear about Superman the movie from fans who have seen it on the big screen. I hope that one day I will be fortunate in seeing this treasured film in a theater. It is my favorite movie.

sundevil82
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sundevil82

Haha thanks Spidey, I wish I had a better story about the original movie, but I saw Superman 4 at least twice in theaters!… my poor mom.

87 and 88 were big years for me as a Superman fan.. S4 came out in 87 and I went to cleveland in 88 for the 50th Superman anniversary convention, followed by Washington DC to see a Superman exhibit at the Smithsonian… again my poor mom haha (coolest mom ever and the luckiest 6 year old ever)

Superman555
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Superman555

Spidey,it is worth it. If you ever get lucky enough to see some old Hollywood movies on the big screen,please do so. Especially “The Adventures of Robin Hood” with Errol Flynn.

Spidey2878
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Spidey2878

You’re right Superman555.
Hollywood classics should be seen on the big screen.I remember seeing the Errol Flynn Robin Hood on tv many years ago. It definitely would be a movie I’d see in the theater. It was really good.In a related topic, I saw a Robin Hood movie starring Sean Connery. I didn’t like that one though.
I so hope that I get chance to see Superman the movie on the big screen. It’s my favorite movie.

Superman555
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Superman555

You had me at “Tears me up”. Me too.

MattComics
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MattComics

When Superman III came out it was showing in a local two screen theater. On the other screen they were showing Return Of The Jedi. I opted for Superman III that night.

..first time I ever regretted getting to pick the movie.

sundevil82
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sundevil82

Haha well in young Mattcomics defense, it would have been a hard decision to make given the fact that the first two movies of both franchises were great and there was no Rotten Tomatoes/internet to help you make a more informed decision! I know part 3 has a bad rep, but I think that about 45% of the movie is actually good! Take all the Richard Pryor, goofy villains and Richard Lester slapstick out and you’re left with good stuff! I absolutely love all the Smallville elements and the good/bad Superman is still one of my favorite scenes ever! Chris… Read more »

MattComics
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MattComics

It really was the first time I remember ever actually feeling dissapointed in a movie which was a new experience for me at the time. Especially with something related to Superman. I also remember feeling really disturbed by Clark Kent in the trash compactor. I still find it a little hard to watch to be honest. Kind of another reason on the list that I avoid that movie. But most of all I could not understand for the life of me why they weren’t doing Brainiac or Metallo or one of Darkeids minions (I was into the Super Powers line… Read more »

sundevil82
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sundevil82

Oh I hear what you’re saying about the villains in 3 and 4. What’s really irritating is that they used elements from both Brainiac and metallo with the super computer and the Vera robot….That Vera robot was actually what kind of freaked me out as a kid haha. A few tweeks and we could have got a really awesome part 3!

Speaking of Mxy, I believe he could be a very cool villain if they made him like Q from Star Trek:TNG. Certainly would have been better than freaking nuclear man

MattComics
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MattComics

I’m not sure if Mxy could hold an entire movie. I find that he’s good in small doses which makes him more ideal for tv IMO. In that respect he would be like Q for Superman. Now you got me imagining him being voiced by John DeLance.

sundevil82
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sundevil82

Oh i agree, he would have to be a background character putting things into motion, but you’re right, it would be better on television. Haha Q was so awesome on that show, I wonder if that character was influenced by mXY at all. It took me awhile to figure out that was him in Breaking Bad

Spidey2878
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Spidey2878

I know that the computer Superman was fighting in Superman three wasn’t brainiac, but were they trying to unofficially bring in brainiac as a villain without using its name when this movie was in production? Was there any legal reason why they couldn’t call this computer brainiac? It did take over the body of one of the villains. If I remember correctly, there have been different versions of brainiac that could take over someone’s body. Like the Borg from Star Treck I guess. I like how Superman crushed a piece of coal to make a diamond for Lana’s ring at… Read more »

Spidey2878
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Spidey2878

I find that the special effects in the scene where Superman fought Clark in Superman 3 to be impressive. It’s amazing how they made Reeve look like he was in two places at once. I do agree with Mattcomics that the scene where Clark was in the trash compactor was disturbing.

sundevil82
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sundevil82

Spidey, I believe the original intent was to bring Brainiac in, but it morphed or changed into whatever we ended up getting with Richard Pryor and the Super computer. They should have just went for it in my opinion… they were just a few steps away. Also, I agree with you that the Clark vs superman fx are great. They did such a good job with that and Chris reeves acting was phenomenal. He was such a convincing evil Superman. It’s only in certain parts where you see the hands kind of overlapping that you really notice something is off,… Read more »

redcape
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redcape

Regarding S3 and the super computer. You mean the one that Pryor drew on the back candy bar wrappers and other bits of paper?? People have to realize that CR for all intents felt that Superman had accomplished all he could in 1 and 2. He gave in to do 3 but it was unfortunate that Lester was allowed to take the series and turn it into fluff and buffoonery. Yes, there were a few decent parts, but they were shadowed by the inept comedy that was evident from the opening scenes right until the end.

sundevil82
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sundevil82

I’m pretty sure nobody here was arguing in favor of the Richard Pryor scenes or Richard Lester comedy.

redcape
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redcape

Noted sundevil82. My point regarding 3, is that all the buffoonery over shadowed the few good parts. I remember sitting in the theater thinking just shortly after it started, how could we have come to this after the tone that 1 and 2 had established? And when it was over I was still in the same state of disbelief. Not “hate”….just disbelief!

sundevil82
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sundevil82

Oh I totally agree with you. I’m still baffled at the stupid scenes they let be in this film and part 2. I remember, even at a young age, being bothered watching the ‘slapstick’ in part 2 during the metropolis fight and being taken out of the movie. Even worse in part 3 with that goofy intro and the scene when Gus starts hacking the computers and we’re treated to such gems as a man shoving a lemon in his wife’s face and a crosswalk sign fighting with a stop sign. Richard Lester didn’t do the franchise any favors. All… Read more »