Towards the end of the furor, Richard Donner’s film Superman literally landed upon this planet like an outer-worldly figure. Like some champion. Gathering attention like none before. Something like this shouldn’t surprise. This was the comic book superhero movie that all that have followed in its wake (for three and a half decades now) owe a huge debt to. In 1978, during a time that shaped my adulthood, it was this movie and experience that buoyed me as the year came to a close.
My generous colleague, Ruth of Flixchatter, kicks off her countdown this week for likely the most anticipated film of the year, Man of Steel. She offered moi a chance to contribute to the endeavor, as well, since we’re both big fans of the progenitor of the modern comic hero film, Superman, The Movie. That’ll come on Thursday. Today is my appreciation for one of my favorites (and all-time best). Its opening title sequence.