Recap Supplement: Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987) (part 2 of 2)

Jeremy’s Letter:

This is nothing more than a little more stiff acting from the kid playing Jeremy. Going on the acting, maybe it’s a good thing this subplot was minimized.

Superman’s Visit

A scene of Supes visiting Jeremy in his class and telling him he promised to not interfere. Nothing more to say, really.

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Ed Harris

A fan of less than great cinema since childhood, Ed divides his time between writing scripts, working an actual paying job and subjecting himself willingly to some of the worst films society has produced.

Multi-Part Article: Recap Supplement: Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)

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    Are we pretending that Superman Returns never happened? If so, I’m okay with that.

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      Given that he mentions it in the following sentence, I’d guess he’s treating the DVD release of Superman IV as a relic of Superman Returns’ cinema release.

  • Thomas Stockel

    Mentioning Superman being a dick reminds me of the awesome Superdickery web site.  Everyone should check it out. :)

    I saw this film in theaters and it just made me feel…uncomfortable.

    • SteveWD

      Not to mention that the Nuclear Man 1 scenes just basically show Superman mercilessly beating the most mentally challenged ‘villain’ of all time.  Superman should have just patted Nuc 1 on the head, gave him a cookie, and sent him on his way.  I would have loved to see the test audience reaction to the original cut.

  • Cristiona

    “doesn’t fly so much as he sort of leaps and crashes”

    Kinda like the original Superman!

    • edharris1178

       Only without the flair and panache.

  • The_Stig

    No comments about how Nuclear Man 1.0 bears a striking resemblance to Gary Glitter?

  • drdvdplayerhandbook

    I remembered reading a long time ago the comic based on this film and being puzzled at the appereance of Nuclear Man 1.0.  Later I learned that comics based on films are based on the original scripts and usually keep scenes that are later deleted from the movies.

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    Is it possible that Mark Millar saw the deleted scenes featuring Nuclear Man 1.0 before writing “Red Son”? Nuclear Man 1.0 bears a striking resemblance to Superman 2.0 (including origin).

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      Nuclear Man 1.0 is based off of Bizarro, a classic Superman villain. Superman 2.0 is also meant to be a version of Bizarro. They look similar because they are both based on the same character.