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Traumafessions :: Stewart R. on Superman 3

March 6th, 2008 by unkle lancifer · 2 Comments

 

 I was a big fan of the SUPERMAN movies and SUPERMAN 3 seemed like it was going to be a comedic good time thanks to RICHARD PRYOR.  I was completely unprepared for what would happen near the end. Superman battles a super computer which takes over the body of an older female villain (Editor’s note: That was BASKETCASE 2 and 3’s ANNIE ROSS!) The metamorphosis that occurs includes the agony of wires and machinery seeping into her body. It is all capped off when she opens her eyes to reveal silver eyeballs. Her cold stiff robotic zombie walk was the icing on the cake. It may seem cheesy now but, at the time, I really feared for the man of steel and secretly for myself because of that blank metal stare. This may be considered one of the worst of the SUPERMAN movies, but for me it was pretty frightening. 

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  • 1 spaceplayerNo Gravatar // Mar 7, 2008 at 11:16 am

    That was a pretty f*cked up scene, especially when you’re 10 or so. I think it was made scarier by the fact that the rest of the movie WAS so comedic (or tried to be, anyway.) It had potential with the doppleganger Superman concept combined with a Smallville story. Why they needed Richard Pryor…well, cocaine is a hell of a drug…

  • 2 ericNo Gravatar // Mar 26, 2008 at 2:20 am

    I remember being scared by that but mostly I felt sorry for her cause now she was forever a robot.

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