In the Spring of 2003 I went to a friend’s house where we watched a film called The Count Of Monte Cristo. The actor who played the Count’s son in this film for some reason resonated with me and I thought to myself, “This guy is going to be a success.” That actor’s name was […]
I have a love/hate relationship with Superman IV: The Quest For Peace. In 1987, when this film was released, I was only five years old. At the age of five, my heart leapt inside my chest whenever Christopher Reeve appeared on screen.
We comic book geeks have to face the facts: most of what is known about Superman is gleaned from Richard Donner’s 1978 film, Superman, starring Christopher Reeve. There’s a lot in that film and its sequels that we’d like to forget, like kisses that erase memory and a cellophane “S” that Supes can rip off of his chest and throw at a bad guy.
While others may mock Supes’ little red shorty-shorts, I, for one, miss them terribly. I’ll take the underwear over the armor. But I am not writing here to gripe. While there are many aspects of this Superman story that are not to my liking, there are some very ingenious elements as well.
Delightfully, New Hope is full of Biblical truth. Films that attempt to throw Scripture into their scripts do not always do so quite so fluidly. But the use of the Bible in this film flows seamlessly into the plot.
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