SUPERMAN II (THE RICHARD DONNER CUT)

Film Reviews

RICHARD_DONNER_DIR_CUT(1980) 2006

DIRECTORS: Richard Donner & Richard Lester

May Contain Spoilers!

Controversy!

As the story goes, Richard Donner was hired to direct Superman: The Movie (1978) and it’s back to back sequel, Superman II. Mario Puzo, author of The Godfather (1972) penned the mammoth script which was broken up into two films, but Donner’s relationship with the producers collapsed and he was fired after completing something like 70% of the second film. Co-producer Richard Lester took over and was credited with film on release. many spelled a rat…

But in all fairness to Richard Lester, the Superman II which many fans consider to be the best, is his baby. He re-shot a lot of Donner’s scenes, added some sequences are lightened the tone somewhat, but some felt that it was too comedic and the loss of Marlon Brando’s Jor-El, Superman’s father due to his demands for…

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