Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987) (part 12 of 12)
Cut to Lacy and her dad, walking through the Daily Planet offices. They have an appropriately ironic conversation, which I’ll get to a second, and then Nuclear Man suddenly comes crashing down through the ceiling, roaring like crazy.
Okay, I suppose I could buy that when Superman told Nuclear Man that he had hidden Lacy away, safe and sound, that was just bluffing. (Again, this is assuming that Lacy is the “she” in Nuclear Man’s plaintive howl of “Where is she?”) But this really begs the question of why Nuclear Man would waste all that time fighting Superman on the moon, when all he had to do was go get Lacy on his own. I mean, it didn’t really take much time to find her, did it? So why did he bother blowing up cop cars, and spinning S.W.A.T. guys around, and levitating Chauncey the Gardener, when he could have just gone to the stupid Daily Planet building and gotten Lacy all by himself? Honestly, this movie might just be too stupid to live.