History Film / SupermanIII

29th Nov '16 10:36:42 AM jeffreyloonychen
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* VileVillainSaccharineShow: "Evil" Superman, whose scenes are played seriously in contrast to the comedic tone of the third film, and [[spoiler:the super computer who gain sentience, tries to suck the world dry of its electric energy and even turned Vera into a horrifying-looking cybernetic entity.]]
29th Nov '16 10:33:33 AM jeffreyloonychen
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* KnightOfCerebus: Unlike the comedic villains of this film like Ross, Lorelei and Vera and their pawn Gus, "Evil" Superman's scenes are PlayedForDrama and creates a MoodWhiplash as seeing Reeve's good-natured Superman becoming a mean-spirited jerk caused by the tobacco-laced kyptonite's influence breaks hearts of fans. Also, the [[spoiler:computer getting the mind of its own and turning Vera into a cyborg also can give viewers nightmares after being given laughs in this movie]].
2nd Oct '16 9:00:10 AM JamesAustin
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* BiggerBad: Once the Websters' supercomputer develops a mind of its own, it becomes the major threat and they cease to be significant as villains.



* GoodIsImpotent: Clark takes quite a beating from the "evil" Superman, at least for a while.
** BewareTheNiceOnes: ...right up until Clark decides he's had enough and beats the hell out of Evil Superman, beginning with exploding out of the side of a trash compactor.

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* GoodIsImpotent: Clark takes quite a beating from the "evil" Superman, at least for a while.
** BewareTheNiceOnes: ...
while...right up until Clark decides he's had enough and beats the hell out of Evil Superman, beginning with exploding out of the side of a trash compactor.compactor.
* GreaterScopeVillain: Once the Websters' supercomputer develops a mind of its own, it becomes the major threat and they cease to be significant as villains.
22nd Aug '16 6:30:19 PM glickmam
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''Superman III'' was directed by [[Film/AHardDaysNight Richard]] [[Film/{{Help}} Lester]] (who completed ''Film/SupermanII'' after Creator/RichardDonner was canned following a litany of disagreements with the producers), and its emphasis on comedy was (and still is) derided in some circles -- although this discontent has more to do with ugliness behind the scenes. A very serious 'duel' between Superman and his Clark Kent personality (as the hero literally grapples with his darker nature) is widely considered one of the finest moments from the film series. Creator/RichardPryor's performance is also a LoveItOrHateIt affair, as he was an avowed fan of Superman and tried his best to do the film justice (because if [[PluckyComicRelief unnecessary comic relief]] is going to be shoehorned into a film at all, it might as well be left to an actual comedian).

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''Superman III'' was directed by [[Film/AHardDaysNight Richard]] [[Film/{{Help}} Lester]] (who completed ''Film/SupermanII'' after Creator/RichardDonner was canned following a litany of disagreements with the producers), and its emphasis on comedy was (and still is) derided in some circles -- although this discontent has more to do with ugliness the acrimony going on behind the scenes. A very serious 'duel' between Superman and his Clark Kent personality (as the hero literally grapples with his darker nature) is widely considered one of the finest moments from the film series. Creator/RichardPryor's performance is also a LoveItOrHateIt affair, as he was an avowed fan of Superman and tried his best to do the film justice (because if [[PluckyComicRelief unnecessary comic relief]] is going to be shoehorned into a film at all, it might as well be left to an actual comedian).
23rd Jul '16 6:28:58 AM SteveMB
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* AchievementsInIgnorance: Gus gets himself a computer job after writing a program that does something the computer class instructor said was impossible.

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* AchievementsInIgnorance: Gus gets himself a computer job after writing a program that does something One of the other students in Gus's computer class asks about programming two bilaterial coordinates at the same time. The instructor said was impossible.declares this to be impossible. Gus shows the instructor that he just did it.
23rd Jul '16 6:25:27 AM SteveMB
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* AchievementsInIgnorance: Gus gets himself a computer job after writing a program the instructor that does something the computer class instructor said was impossible.

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* AchievementsInIgnorance: Gus gets himself a computer job after writing a program the instructor that does something the computer class instructor said was impossible.
23rd Jul '16 6:24:12 AM SteveMB
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* AchievementsInIgnorance: Gus gets himself a computer job after writing a program the instructor that does something the computer class instructor said was impossible.
27th May '16 9:25:54 AM SpukiKitty
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** That said; The oil rig bit would be the closest to a genuinely evil act, he caused a freakin' oil spill....which can result in some very dire environmental damage.
24th May '16 1:04:03 PM Morgenthaler
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* DumbBlonde: Subverted with [[MeaningfulName Lorelei Ambrosia]]. While she ''acts'' [[ObfuscatingStupidity dim]], she's really just playing off the stereotype so she can [[BlondesAreEvil trick]] the other villains. She's also not above using her [[TheVamp looks]] to get what she wants.

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* DumbBlonde: Subverted with [[MeaningfulName Lorelei Ambrosia]]. While she ''acts'' [[ObfuscatingStupidity dim]], she's really just playing off the stereotype so she can [[BlondesAreEvil trick]] trick the other villains. She's also not above using her [[TheVamp looks]] to get what she wants.
27th Mar '16 10:11:06 AM Sharlee
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*** Not to mention all the ''other'' cockamamie things going on in the opening sequence, while many people on the street just ignore it and carry on with their own business.
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