Bede’s Bad Movie Tweet-A-Thon #60 (5th Anniversary Edition): Superman III

Hey everyone! Welcome to the 60th of my Bad Movie Tweet-A-Thon series. If you remember last month, I decided for this edition of the series that I wasn’t going to you let guys decide which bad film I was going to watch. Why was that you ask? ‘Cause this month marks the 5th anniversary of my Bad Movie Tweet-A-Thon column, which is a milestone. I honestly can’t believe it’s been 5 years since I started this column. So I thought that to celebrate this special occasion, instead of asking you readers to pick which bad film I should watch and live-tweet, I would instead pick the film myself. So which bad film have I chosen for the 60th/5th anniversary edition of the article? I’m going to be doing it on super hero films of all time SUPERMAN III! Is this really a much worse film than SUPERMAN IV: THE QUEST FOR PEACE? Who’s idea was it to cast Richard Pryor as the film’s villain? Read on and find out! Enjoy!

Bede @BedeJermyn

I know I’ve said this many times before but I’m going to say it again, is it too late for me to *not* watch this film?

Yep. When I think of people who would play a villain in a SUPERMAN film, it’s totally Richard Pryor.

Oh, man. Pryor’s case worker at the job agency has some pretty amazing and wild hair.

Okay, here we go. One for he worst openings ever for film is right here.

Hey, mechanical windup penguins. Foreshadowing the future with both BATMAN RETURNS and JUSTICE LEAGUE I see, film?

Oh, geez. 5 minutes into this film and it’s already taking the piss out of blind people. This film has no shame.

You know this slapstick comedy opening would be better suited for a PINK PANTHER film, not SUPERMAN film.

Dermot Mulroney? Seriously, I just saw a guy that looks like him.

Oh, Margot Kidder. As terrible as this film is and your role here is basically a cameo, you’ll always be the best Lois Lane.

Wait, Jimmy Olsen’s friends are still in school? But he looks as though he’s in his mid 20s by now.

“Where are you going, Lois?” “Well, I’m pissed off with the producers, I’m only in this film for 5 minutes and I’m out of here! See ya!”

Yeah, this is just ridiculous. Having Richard Pryor the villain in a SUPERMAN film is like having Rob Schneider as the villain in a BATMAN film. IT. JUST. DOESN’T. WORK!!!

I like how Clark jumps into the police car, and out the other side as Superman. That’s actually a cool little moment.

Oh, Jimmy Olsen. You’re always getting yourself into trouble.

Ummm, Superman… Can’t you just blow out the fire with your breath? You have the power to do that you know.

Okay, you freeze that lake with your breath but not with fire, Superman? Okay.

Is it just me or does DJ at Clark’s high school reunion looks like John Hughes? He’s a total dead ringer.

As much as I do think that this film is terrible, the lone bright spot of this whole is Annette O’Toole as “Lana Lang”.

Oh, look! It’s Robert “I’m totally not playing Lex Luthor but he is kind of similar character in this film” Vaughn!

You know what would make this bowling scene with Clark, Lana and her son better? If it were set in the same bowling alley as THE BIG LEBOWSKI.

I like how we’re 30 minutes into this film and nothing… has… happened… yet… Ugh.

Ahhh… Did Pryor just bring up rape and rapists… in a SUPERMAN film?!

Man… These villains are so boring.

It really has to say something when Richard Pryor has more screen time than Superman himself in this whole film.

One of the only few good things about this film, and I really mean few, is definitely the chemistry between Christopher Reeve and Annette O’Toole. I wish that they were in a better film though.

I don’t ask me why but Lana’s son’s hair looks hilarious to me for some reason. It kind of looks like Justin Bieber’s when he was a kid lol.

I don’t know why Richard Pryor is wearing foam cowboy hat. I just don’t know.

Don’t get me wrong Richard Pryor is a comic genius but I’m sorry every time he appears on screen. the film just grinds to a halt. You can tell he’s really trying but it’s just painful to watch.

So…. Richard Pryor’s evil plan is just make a computer do arseholish things? Okay.

Ahhh… Did the red and green people on the crossing signs are just fighting each other? This bloody film, man. This bloody film.

Ahh… Why does Robert Vaughn have a ski slope on top of a skyscraper? On the second thought, don’t answer that.

Oh, man. Please stop. This is horrible.

This scene where Pryor tells Vaughn all the things that Superman did is going on way too long.

Me every time Pryor does something in this film.

Oh, man. Why is Pryor addressing the people of Smallville in an army uniform? There’s no reason for any of this.

Robert Vaughn has a picture of Richard Nixon in his office. Yep, he’s definitely the worst villain that Superman has ever fought.

Uh, oh. That kryptonite that Pryor made has turned Superman into a sleaze.

Nice green screen there. I totally believe that we are in Italy now.

Superman has pushed the Leaning Tower of Pisa straight up and has blown out the Olympic torch. Yep, he’s totally evil now.

I like how when Superman becomes evil, basically all the evil acts that he commits is just him being a regular jerk to people.

I think it’s funny that every thanks SUPERMAN in the DCEU films is a *jerk*, clearly those people never saw how jerky he is in this film.

Ahhh… Did Superman? Just have sex with Vaughn’s secretary?! 😱

Wait, the woman in that car that crashed is named Martha? Batman is going to upset about this when he finds out!

Did I just see Super Mario in that cafe? It looks just like him.

You how you can tell when Superman has become totally evil? It’s when he grows a five o’clock shadow, flicks peanuts and drinking a whole bottle of whisley before midday. So evil.

So… Superman’s good and bad sides have finally met physical form and are now fighting in a junkyard. I don’t know what is happening in this film anymore.

Ahhh… Did I just see a car in that junkyard with a confederate flag on it?! 😬

Okay, the DCEU Superman films may not be perfect, but they are way better than whatever this film is.

So… Clark Kent just choked Evil Superman to death. So tell me again how Superman has never killed people before?

Oh, Superman. This is embarrassing.

Okay, now this film has a evil super computer now. Well, it’s had every other crazy thing in it, it might as well have this too.

“That wasn’t me. That guy is gone” Oh, please, Superman. That excuse is not going to fly. You had sex with her, just admit!

“Give me that screw” Four words that I never thought I’d hear in a SUPERMAN film.

“No! Make it stop!” Pretty much everyone’s reaction while this film.

Oh, geez. Here comes the most terrifying part of the film where Vaughn’s sister transformed into a robot.

Is it just me or does the robot version of Robert Vaughn’s sister look like a robot Robert Smith from The Cure?

Just like this super computer being destroyed, this film blows… Up 😉

So… Superman is just going to let Pryor go free? Granted he wasn’t the film’s villain villain but still… What the hell?

Please, Pryor. Please stop. The film is almost over, you can stop embarrassing yourself now.

Who is that Brad guy? I know he’s been pining after Lana this whole film but is this character all that needed?

Oh, hi Lois! I almost forgot you were in this film.

Don’t get use to that new job as Perry White’s secretary, Lana. You won’t be in the sequel.

Well that’s the end of the film. I know people say SUPERMAN IV is the worst Superman related films, but that film looks good when compared this one. This is film is just simply one of the worst films of all time. Full stop.

I hope everyone enjoyed reading this 60th/5th anniversary edition of my Bad Movie Tweet-A-Thon! Keep a look out in late June for my 61st edition, which I could be doing on one of the following three bad films: THE BOOK OF HENRY, THE HOTTIE & THE NOTTIE and ROBOCOP 3. Which one will it be? Vote on the poll which will be posted on SuperMarcey.com soon!

– Bede Jermyn

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