History Film / SupermanIII

22nd Feb '17 5:47:52 AM VicGeorge2011
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* DownInTheDumps: Superman's good self vs. evil self fight with himself takes place in a junkyard, with the evil self almost coming out on top by putting his good self into a crusher before his good self busts out in a rage and permanently subdues his evil self.
16th Feb '17 7:16:27 AM SteveMB
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* CaliforniaDoubling: The movie was shot in Calgary and High River, Alberta. Calgary doubled for Metropolis, while High River doubled for Smallville. This continued the trend from the last two films. In fact, the opening to the film takes place in downtown Calgary, as you may notice from the buildings.
6th Jan '17 9:56:54 AM kyeo
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** Justified: The Daily Planet admitting it did some CriticalResearchFailure scheduling a trip ''in the middle of hurricane season'' (even if said hurricane was induced.) They wouldn't be the first paper to say "Caribbean trip to Bermuda". Heck, ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'' did the same thing.



** Justified: The Daily Planet admitting it did some CriticalResearchFailure scheduling a trip ''in the middle of hurricane season'' (even if said hurricane was induced.) They wouldn't be the first paper to say "Caribbean trip to Bermuda". Heck, ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'' did the same thing.
6th Jan '17 9:55:28 AM kyeo
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* AllThereInTheManual: The novelization reveals the reason why Gus skied off Webster's roof; Vera had hosed the snow with water to make ice earlier, although she had been hoping Lorelai would take the plunge instead.


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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Gus being able to ski down the side of the angled glass roof after taking a flying leap off Webster's skyscraper gets him out of NotTheFallThatKillsYou, but in reality he was going so fast that he should have plummeted right through the glass.


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** Also there's no railing or any kind of barrier around Webster's rooftop ski resort to stop Gus from falling several dozen stories to the ground.
23rd Dec '16 6:40:27 AM RAMChYLD
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* PacManFever: More literal than usual: Ross fights Superman with a supercomputer... one that is apparently part UsefulNotes/AtartST given the gorgeous graphics... and part UsefulNotes/Atari2600, complete with sound effects lifted directly from that console's execrable version of VideoGame/PacMan.

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* PacManFever: More literal than usual: Ross fights Superman with a supercomputer... one that is apparently part UsefulNotes/AtartST UsefulNotes/AtariST given the gorgeous graphics... and part UsefulNotes/Atari2600, complete with sound effects lifted directly from that console's execrable version of VideoGame/PacMan.
23rd Dec '16 6:39:59 AM RAMChYLD
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* PacManFever: More literal than usual: Ross fights Superman with a supercomputer... one that is apparently an Atari2600, complete with sound effects lifted directly from that console's execrable version of PacMan.

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* PacManFever: More literal than usual: Ross fights Superman with a supercomputer... one that is apparently an Atari2600, part UsefulNotes/AtartST given the gorgeous graphics... and part UsefulNotes/Atari2600, complete with sound effects lifted directly from that console's execrable version of PacMan.VideoGame/PacMan.
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).
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