After decades away, Supes is back on the silver screen. Staring Chistopher Reeve in the title roll, this movie proved to audiences that, yes, you really could see a man fly at the theater. And then it was followed by a troubled production that looks to take the work of the 1978 original and expand the adventure out bigger and better. Sadly, director Richard Donner left half-way in, and the sequel left a lot to be desired.
You know what Superman needs? A lighter, more comedic tone. No, actually, he doesn't, and this proves why that's a bad idea. It was then followed by an ill-fated fourth film has Superman taking on the threat of nuclear weapons. It's also terrible.
Widely considered one of the worst Superman movies, this film does one thing right: it ditches the third and fourth Christopher Reeve films. Sadly, it still tries to be a belated sequel to film we'd last seen twenty years early, staying beholden to material that hadn't really aged well in the interim.
After the relative success of Man of Steel (a film that made good money but didn't seem to really have the backing of critics or fans), DC followed it up with a semi-sequel, semi-crossover, putting in the only character in comics arguably bigger than Superman: the Batman. Sadly, the results were just not good.
The production of Justice League was troubled, with original director Zack Snyder leaving part way in (for family reasons) and Joss Wheddon coming in to do extensive rewrites and re-edits. Although the final film is watchable, it's still not great in comparison to the filmic output of Marvel.
Damien Wayne doesn't play well with others, a trait his father would like to see changed. So he's put on a team with other supepr-powered teens to see if they can work together for once. Probably not, though.
When a movie has a title like this, I think we all know what's coming. Based on the comic series of the same name, this film is only going to end one way, and it won't go well for our titular character.
Many decades later, Bruce has retired as the Bat and James Gordon is primes to enter his own retirement from the force. But the rise of a new gang, the Mutants, has cast a dark edge across Gotham, and only one man, one bat man, can save the city one last time.