Sunday, June 12, 2016

366 Days at the Drive-In: Day 256

The Date: June 12
The Movie: Superman (1978)
What Is It?: The real battle in the very first blockbuster superhero movie is between campiness and gravity. Fortunately, the camp camp wins, making for a very enjoyable romp with Margot Kidder having a ball as Lois Lane and Gene Hackman, Valerie Perrine, and Ned Beatty hamming it up as Team Luthor. Christopher Reeve is iconic as the flying toothpaste commercial and the epic structure flattens out most of the flaws.
Why Today?: Today is Superman Day!
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