Friday, January 30, 2009

I Love You, Superman

Superman III (1983)

Starring: Christopher Reeve, Richard Pryor, Robert Vaughn, Margot Kidder (though I don’t remember seeing her), Annette O’Toole

The Gist: Honestly, I have no idea. You could put this down to the fact that I watched it whilst doing lots of other things but I blame it all on the crazy. From what I picked up, Richard Pryor is retarded or something and Robert Vaughn uses him to be mean to Superman. For some reason. So Pryor gives him fake kryptonite which makes Superman evil for a little while, but not that long. And the real extent of his evil seems to be that he doesn’t shave. Then there’s something about a big computer in the Grand Canyon. Lana Lane and her kid are in there somewhere too.

And then what happens?: Did you see that up there? That was the synopsis, so you can only imagine what I’ve left out. Richard Pryor with skis, draped in a pink blanket. Richard Pryor with a donkey in the Grand Canyon. Richard Pryor delivering nonsense to a large audience dressed as a general, then presenting Superman with the fake kryptonite, which he accepts gladly. Stubbly Superman ravishing a helium-voiced slutty blonde on top of a building. Stubbly Superman fighting Clean Shaven Clark Kent for what seemed like half an hour at that car impound lot. I could go on.

See it for: The part when the big computer in the Grand Canyon turns against everyone. One of the lady-villains gets caught in the wires and is transformed into a robot. You just know Google are working on that one.

Level of Crazy: 10. Pathological.

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