Superman: The Movie in 1978, The Year


An excellent historical perspective of my favorite superhero film. Putting Superman: The Movie in the context of that era made me appreciate this a whole lot more!

THANK YOU, Michael!

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My generous colleague, Ruth of Flixchatter, kicked off her countdown this week for likely the most anticipated film of the year, Man of Steel.

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She offered moi a chance to participate in the endeavor since we’re both big fans of the progenitor for the modern comic superhero film, Superman: The Movie. Here is my contribution.


“Ever since ancient times, humanity has sought to use stories to explain the world in which it lives. Just as ancient man used stories of gods and monsters to explain the world, modern man uses stories of godlike heroes and monstrous villains to do the same. Comic books are modern mythology, in that they are modern man’s method of explaining the world around them through the fantastical.”

The above quote, written by the blogger known as witnessing101 in his Modern Mythology: What Superheroes Can Show Us About Humanity piece, eloquently expressed what comic…

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3 thoughts on “Superman: The Movie in 1978, The Year

  1. ninvoid99

    I love this film. It’s definitely one of the standards of what a blockbuster superhero film should be.

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