• Superman II (1981)

Superman II

Release Date: June 19th, 1981

DVD Release Date: May 1st, 2001

PG |2 hr 7 min

Plot Summary

Superman (Christopher Reeve) foils the plot of terrorists by hurtling their nuclear device into outer space, but the bomb's shock waves free the Kryptonian villain General Zod (Terence Stamp) and his henchmen Ursa (Sarah Douglas) and Non (Jack O'Halloran) from their imprisonment. Traveling to Earth, they threaten the planet with destruction at the same time that Superman decides to renounce his superpowers in order to live a normal life as Clark Kent with his new love, Lois Lane (Margot Kidder).

Cast: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, Ned Beatty, Jackie Cooper, Sarah Douglas, Jack O'Halloran, Valerie Perrine

Director: Richard Lester

Genres: Fantasy , Action , Adventure , Science fiction

Production Co: Warner Brothers

Keywords: Spirited , 1980s , Hotel , Rescue ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Gene SiskelChicago Tribune

    Even more enjoyable than the original. [19 June 1981]

  • 88
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    Superman II delivers on the promise hinted at in "Superman." Which is the better film? That's a hard choice to make, since both succeed in different ways. show more

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    It brings the fantastic into our everyday lives; it delights in showing us the reaction of the man on the street to Superman's latest stunt. show more

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