Every once and a while (weekly), a sequel is released. Sometimes they’re good, most of the time they don’t live up to expectations. Superman 4, THE QUEST FOR PEACE, doesn’t even live up to Superman 3 let alone the original. And Superman 3 was a piece of kryptonite-colored shit. You’ll witness black curtains on the moon, people able to breathe in space, Superman being a dick and Mark Pillow all contribute to one of the most hilarious Superman adventures ever seen (though you shouldn’t see it).
It’s hard to fathom just what the hell the makers of this movie were thinking while putting together this film. They have pretty much the original cast returning, including Gene Hackman as Lex Luthor, to do a “save the planet” movie. On the cheap. REALLY really cheap. Like “go check how much is between your couch cushions” cheap.
The effects are laughable at best. That blue screen is godawful, you can SEE black curtains in the backdrop of a fight on the moon, etc. They even came up with powers for Superman to use. He has a new type of vision where he can put buildings back together and apparently kissing someone makes them forget the last half an hour. So he can do whatever he wants with Lois, he’s Superman! He’s a huuuuge prick too! Lois loves Superman, a new woman comes along who liks Clark. So what does he do? Fuck with both of them!
Let’s not forget the REAL star of this movie, Mark Pillow. The worst Superman villain of all time, he’s solar-powered so if he’s not in direct sunlight, he drops to his knees (which is how he got the part in the movie in the movie in the first place). His voice is dubbed over by Gene Hackman since he originally sounded like a Smurf who sucked on way too much helium. The only thing he has going for him is his rippling orange muscles and his perfectly coiffed hair. Oh he’s soooo dreamy…
There’s way too much to rant about honestly, and I’ve just rambled off things that just popped into my head. You should just watch this trainwreck as Dr. Huutrz and I try to make sense of this. The third guy we brought in fell asleep halfway through. I’m saying that now just to spite him, it really has nothing to do with the movie. Wait, where was I? Oh yeah, Mark Pillow…mmmm….
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