History Film / SupermanIII

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.
18th Feb '16 8:25:15 PM BlackHumor
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* PennyShaving: After his boss mentions that the computer is tracking amounts of money too small to be displayed, Gus begins his criminal career by instructing a computer he works with to put any amount of money less than a cent into his bank account.
28th Jan '16 10:50:36 PM Anicomicgeek
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* ActingForTwo: Christopher Reeve in the junkyard fight.
13th Dec '15 2:41:51 AM system
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