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Monday, April 9, 2012

Seminal moments in comic book movies: Superman takes flight in Metropolis

What with 2012 looming to be a very big year for comic book movies with The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, and The Amazing Spider-Man, I thought of doing this new series dedicated to the most pivotal moments in comic book movies. Not a ranking of favorite movies, but just those moments in the movies where you know this is it, this is what you have dreamed of for years. First up is the excellent 1978 film, Superman, which is one of the most loved comic book movies of all time. For me the seminal moment is when Lois Lane is in trouble, hanging from the helicopter off the roof of the Daily Bugle and Clark sees it from below and makes a quick change into the Man of Steel and takes flight. The music swells as he soars upward and it's a fantastic moment. Christopher Reeve is perfect as Superman. And this movie rocks! Here's the scene:

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