It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane… It’s Superman! (1975)


“Women and children before villains.” – Superman

Number of Times Seen – 1 (7 Nov 2021)

Brief Synopsis – A scientist and a reporter from the Daily Planet band together to destroy Superman and take over the world.

My Take on it – Really, really silly Superman movie that doesn’t work on any level.

There is truly a reason that this story flopped as a musical and also when it aired on TV.

The characters are portrayed in a really silly and campy fashion which is reminiscent of the Batman TV series of the 60’s, yet even that looks like Shakespeare compared to this one.

Even knowing all about the various characters doesn’t help because of the very strange and awkward way that they all act here.

As an example, the story doesn’t even have Clark Kent and Lois Lane being friends.

The lack of a real menacing or threatening villain is also a problem here because what they have is farcical and laughable the entire way through.

The songs are inconsistent with the story and don’t help raise things to a much higher level.

The cats is almost entirely unknown besides Leslie Ann Warren as Lois Lane and Loretta Swit as another Daily Planet employee.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – This show was based on a failed Broadway musical of the same name which closed after only 123 performances. This special was an attempt to make some of the money back that was lost due to the show’s lackluster performance, but few people saw it, as it aired at 11:30pm (EDT) and was never rerun. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (2/10)

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