There are so many movies I saw once on network TV as a kid, and never even knew what was hacked out for commercials or runtime or anything not G rated, it's weird to think about

Right now I'm watching Superman for the first time in about 30 years, and definitely the first time in its entirety

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This movie was number one at the box office the day I was born

If I was born in the US it would've been Any Which Way But Loose, fortunately I was born in the UK

Superman (1978) 

I love the shitty model city on Krypton, I always love Very Fake practical effects more than "realistic" CGI ones

It's been 24 minutes of not the Superman story before getting to the Superman story

Folks, there is full frontal nudity from a toddler Kal-El in this movie, just, right out of the space pod and BAM

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Superman (1978) 

There's a guy playing teen Clark Kent (who looks nothing like Christopher Reeve) and I guess they put a fake nose on him to look more like Reeve's distinctive nose, because the flesh tone is very flat and grey

I forgot this movie isn't *set* in 1978, it's like the 50s

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Superman (1978) 

Ok, OKAY: it IS set in/around 78 actually, Martha Kent simply aged from (generously, let's say) 45 to seemingly 65 as Clark grew from 3 to 18(?), in the 50s, and now he's 26 (Reeve was 26, I don't know how old Clark Kent is supposed to be)

He's a good bumbler, very cowardly

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Superman (1978), ending spoiled 

Lol ok, so I remember that Lois died because he couldn't stop both missiles in time, and he reversed the Earth to turn back time

But I swear I thought he went back to make sure both missiles were safely exploded in space

He didn't, he just saved California after a missile exploded the San Andreas fault by shifting the plates back into place? And a bunch of shit still got wrecked??

Anyways, enjoy this cameo by John Ratzenberger

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Superman (1978), one more thing 

ONE MORE THING

I completely blocked from my mind the slow, freeform (yet still rhyming!!!) poem that Lois Lane tries to send psychically to Superman while they're flying, it's the most pretentious, faux-artistic, Moody Blues-esque poetry you can imagine

It starts at 3:13 youtu.be/ju9K6nk07iE

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Superman (1978) 

@Louisa I first saw this when i was like eight and thought “yeah? We ok with baby penis in this film? Is it an art thing?”

Superman (1978) 

@dustin lol exactly, I checked the rating and it's PG

I guess this is fine for PG!

Superman (1978) 

@Louisa @dustin It was before PG-13 existed as a rating. A younger time

Superman (1978), ending spoiled 

@Louisa please live toot Quest For Peace. its hilariously awful

Superman (1978), ending spoiled 

@Taweret oof maybe, I don't think I watched that one after III scared me so bad, when that woman gets turned into a cyborg

Superman (1978), ending spoiled 

@Louisa you need to see QfP. you will not believe the awfulness unless you see it with your own eyes

Superman (1978), ending spoiled 

@Louisa @Taweret scenes from my nightmares

Superman (1978), ending spoiled 

@infernusgoatus @Taweret way too awful! I'm sure I'm exaggerating it in my memory but it seemed like it took FOREVER for her to be unwillingly transformed 😬

Superman (1978), ending spoiled 

@Louisa @Taweret yeah it only takes a few seconds ultimately but it lasts a full eternity in my memory because Annie Ross plays it real traumatic

Superman (1978) 

@Louisa fucking toddlers love running around in the nick - hell it's not uncommon to catch my 4.5 year old ripping their clothes of and having a good old run around the backyard lol

Superman (1978) 

@klendool I wonder where that ~45 year old boy is now, and if his interesting fact about himself is that he was totally naked in a very famous movie

Superman (1978) 

@Louisa if it was me I'd absolutely never shut up about it

Superman (1978) 

@klendool @Louisa "hey, did you know that when they wanted to show Superman's dick I was the first choice"

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