SUPERMAN IV: THE QUEST FOR PEACE (Theatrical Release USA 1987)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.7|5.0 Starsììì

Superman IV: The Quest for Peace—
not enough WOW! factor to garner a 4-star rating—continues to feature Christopher Reeve as Superman. This film returns with Gene Hackman as Luthor and adds Jon Cryer as his nephew Lenny. The movie  works at the okay to suitable level. This is Reeve's s last attempt to  interpret Superman. The 2006 film Superman Returns has a new actor for the role of Superman.  

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


Superman as Clark Kent (Christopher Reeve) returns to Smallville after his mother dies and tries to save the farm from a mall development. He returns to Metropolis and finds that the world is possibly going to nuclear war. He wonders what he should do and seeks help from the spirits of his Krypton parents. They advise him not to interfere with Earth’s problems and to seek another planet where the law is ‘no war.’ He thinks about this advice, decides against it, goes to the United Nations General Assembly, and talks about eliminating nuclear weaponry. He then travels into space, captures launched nuclear weapons into a large net and swings them into deep space. The old enemy Lex Luthor becomes involved and the story is on as good battles evil.

Additional Thanks

Fair Work for Director Sidney J. Furie. Thank you to Executive Producer Michael J. Kagan for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Lex Luthor/voice of Nuclear Man (Gene Hackman), Perry White (Jackie Cooper), Jimmy Olsen (Marc McClure), Lenny (Jon Cryer), David Warfield (Sam Wanamaker), Nuclear Man (Mark Pillow), Lacy Warfield (Mariel Hemingway), Lois Lane (Margot Kidder), Jeremy (Damian McLawhorn), Harry Howler (William Hootkins), and Jean Pierre Dubois (Jim Broadbent).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. Not much new here other than the addition of Nuclear Man.

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