History Film / SupermanII

8th Mar '17 9:22:00 AM Saveelich
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Late into the film's production, the producers decided to can Creator/RichardDonner; while the official reason given for the Salkinds firing Donner was "he was going over budget", many of the cast and crew members suspected his firing was actually due to creative differences (Donner wanted to make the series more serious, while the Salkinds wanted it to be campier). Creator/RichardLester -- who admitted to never having read a comic book (''Superman'' or otherwise) in his life -- was hired as the director to finish out the film. While the result was still satisfying (to some extent), the cast and crew who were angry about this decision declined to return to work on ''Film/SupermanIII''.

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Late into the film's production, the producers decided to can Creator/RichardDonner; while the official reason given for the Salkinds firing Donner was "he was going over budget", many of the cast and crew members suspected his firing was actually due to creative differences (Donner wanted to make the series more serious, while the Salkinds wanted it to be campier). Creator/RichardLester Richard Lester -- who admitted to never having read a comic book (''Superman'' or otherwise) in his life -- was hired as the director to finish out the film. While the result was still satisfying (to some extent), the cast and crew who were angry about this decision declined to return to work on ''Film/SupermanIII''.
21st Feb '17 11:03:07 AM Aurelian
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* CurbstompBattle: The depowered Clark Kent is on the wrong end of one when he picks a fight with the truck driver in the diner.
17th Feb '17 5:27:20 AM NNinja
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** FiveBadBand: With Zod serving as BigBad, Ursa easily fills the role of TheDragon, Non would be TheBrute, and Lex and Zod could share the position of TheEvilGenius (Zod is the one actively coordinating his team on their rampage, while Lex has information on the Fortress of Solitude and Superman himself to offer them). All three of the Phantom Zone criminals would be actively serving as TheDarkChick, since not much is known about them other than they tried to lead a rebellion on Krypton; the reason why has never been revealed.
14th Dec '16 12:10:33 AM esa-saari
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** This troper thinks the opposite: the truck driver was already bullying the patrons of the diner and he surely would have continued to do so [[spoiler: unless Superman had intervened. And notice that Superman touches the bully only ''once''; when he puts him on his tray of food on the counter. Superman dealt with the bullys behavior without any violence on his part.]]

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** This troper thinks the opposite: the The truck driver was already bullying the patrons of the diner and he surely would have continued to do so [[spoiler: unless Superman had intervened. And notice that Superman touches the bully only ''once''; when he puts him on his tray of food on the counter. Superman dealt with the bullys behavior without any violence on his part.]]
13th Dec '16 11:56:51 PM esa-saari
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** This troper thinks the opposite: the truck driver was already bullying the patrons of the diner and he surely would have continued to do so [[spoiler: unless Superman had intervened. And notice that Superman touches the bully only ''once''; when he puts him back on his stool. Superman dealt with the bullys behavior without any violence on his part.]]

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** This troper thinks the opposite: the truck driver was already bullying the patrons of the diner and he surely would have continued to do so [[spoiler: unless Superman had intervened. And notice that Superman touches the bully only ''once''; when he puts him back on his stool.tray of food on the counter. Superman dealt with the bullys behavior without any violence on his part.]]
13th Dec '16 5:12:05 AM esa-saari
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** This troper thinks the opposite: the truck driver was already bullying the patrons of the diner and he surely would have continued to do so [[spoiler: unless Superman had intervened. And notice that Superman touches the bully only ''once''; when he puts him back on his stool. Superman dealt with the bullys behavior without any violence on his part.]]
25th Nov '16 3:35:21 AM JamesAustin
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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Miss Teschmacher just disappears after the visit to the Fortress of Solitude in ''Superman II''. And, if you are watching the original cut, where is Jor-El? It's pretty clear that the cost of Superman regaining his powers is that the essence of Jor-El contained in the crystals has to be sacrificed.

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Miss Teschmacher just disappears after the visit to the Fortress of Solitude in ''Superman II''. And, if Solitude.
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you are watching the original cut, where is Jor-El? It's pretty clear Jor-El after Superman regains his powers? Bear in mind that this only applies if you are watching the original cut; in the Donner cut, it's clearly stated that the cost of Superman regaining his powers is that the essence of Jor-El contained in the crystals has to be sacrificed.
8th Oct '16 4:44:09 PM SpukiKitty
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* Fingore: Superman reveals that Zod was the one depowered by slowly crushing his hand.

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* Fingore: {{Fingore}}: Superman reveals that Zod was the one depowered by slowly crushing his hand.
19th Sep '16 4:45:52 AM snichols1973
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** Superman regrets his decision to become a mortal after learning that General Zod has effortlessly conquered the world:
-->'''Clark Kent''': I have to go back.
-->'''Lois Lane''': You can't go back, there's no way now.
-->'''Clark Kent''': I have to. I've gotta try dammit, I've got to try something. Anything!
-->'''Lois Lane''': It's not your fault. You didn't know this was going to happen.
-->'''Clark Kent''': They knew. They tried to tell me. But, I didn't listen.
18th Sep '16 7:14:58 PM snichols1973
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* ChekhovsGun: The molecular chamber which Superman uses to become mortal in order to fall in love with Lois, plays a crucial part in the climax when he's forced to enter it again after Luthor lets the cat out of the bag. [[spoiler:Fortunately, Superman manages to turn the tables on Zod and his mooks.]]
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