Superman III (1983) (part 5 of 6)
In Webster’s office, Miss Ambrosia is reading Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason, but when Webster comes in, she hides the book and picks up a magazine. I don’t see why she has to hide the fact that she’s smart, since it never plays into the plot. I would charge sexism, but unlike Gus, I think it’s more of the writer setting something up and then forgetting all about it.
Gus and Vera are with Webster and he tells Gus what his next assignment will be. A display rotates up out of the floor to reveal a world map with blinking lights. Webster wants to shut off all the oil pumps in North America, and send all the oil tankers to the middle of the Atlantic. Gus asks if the boats have captains, and Webster says they do, but they’re not needed, and that their presence is just some “sentimental seafaring baloney.” [?]