Only 7 seconds in and already a complaint about CGI. That might be a record!
I apologize for what is now double posting, but who would watch a collaborative film between Tommy Wiseau and James Nguyen?
A crossover of epic proportions.....
"The Birdemic Room"
The real holy grail would be Wiseau and Claudio Fragasso, though.
Pure madness, of the best kind.
But the movie would be over 2 and a half hours with stock footage, sex scenes where the guy asks "What's going on here" while his friend asks "Howz your sex life" to zombies, and some awkward scene where Johnny ended up being a vampire because he has a flying car.
But think of the possibility of dueling hams...
Wiseau vs Franco "Zantoro" Garofalo.....
I mean sure, one of them can't speak English, but I'm sure Garofalo's got a decent enough command of the language!
And I read your thing..... I Would Watch That.
YOU'RE TEARING ME APART, BIRDS!!!
I'M FED UP WITH THIS GLOBAL WARMING!
A shame you didn't do 3 first, but it's still a good treat for a Monday. Thxs Snob
Your constant mispronunciation of a character's name is bugging me, Brad. Lex clearly named his creation "Nucular Man."
The ending of Dr. Strangelove here looks curiously like Spies Like Us.
This does not accurately reflect me.
Well if you dont like it, you overgrown boy scout, why dont you just go back to wherever you came fr......oh wait. That's right. Oooops!
We all know that Superman and the Mole Men is the best Superman movie.
For those curious about Jon Cryer's hair in this movie--he was filming the movie Hiding Out at around the same time as Superman IV and his 20 something character had a funky hairdo so he could blend in with high school students while on the run from the mob. Though strangely, in Superman IV he dyed his hair with the opposite stripe as in Hiding Out, where it was dark on top and light on the sides.
To be perfectly honest, Superman Returns is a far worse movie than either Superman IV and Man of Steel.
Still haven't watched Superman III though.
And at least Superman is actually Superman in this one and not a beardy Godzilla. .
A beardy Godzilla wrestling motherfucker saving a city by pounding it into dust to beat up another city destroying monster. Man of Steel is a Godzilla v Mechagodzilla movie. And it's not even a good Godzilla movie. That's what. And I'm not arguing with you RandyPan. It's not debating point. It's a statement.
Okay, you made your point, dude.
Amen to that. I dont think anyone here should be made to look or feel like less of a person just because they rightfully loathe and detest the abomination that was MOS. You tell 'em, man. I with you all the way!
Ah yes, the "Superman destroyed Metropolis" argument despite almost all the damage being the result of Zod's terraforming machine and not the fight between Superman and Zod.
As above. What I said is not an invitation to debate. It's a statement. I don't argue with people.
"Oh, by the way, have you read this book? It's called Atlas Shrugged!"
Seriously, dude, if you don't want people debating you, don't post your opinions on the internet!
Never read Atlas Shrugged. I once saw the Fountainhead. Quite a stylish looking movie with Gary Cooper and a silly script, but. beyond that I have no real interest in or any respect for the kind of politics or social views propagated by Ayn Rand.
Is Brad being Matt Damon from The Martian in the title card? I know the final fight scene takes place on the moon, so the title card is referencing the hilarious Lonely Astronaut web series. However, I would've expected Jimmy Kimmel to crash onto that moon after annoying both Clark Kent and Bruce Wayne. Yes I'm way more excited to see Batman V Superman because why should I be?
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace may not be beloved by Superman fans, but Souperman IV: The Quest for Piece is a must-own for any fan of superheroes getting it on.
I had a feeling you'd review this one by the time Batman v Superman comes to theaters. Say what you want about how much CG their is in Batman v Superman. I'm still planning on seeing that bad boy a little over 2 weeks from now.
3:44- The same can be said about Zod and Ursa on the moon back in Superman II.
8:44- Yes, Brad. Yes, you are making fun of Man of Steel, a movie I like. But I understand that you're part of half of the movie-going audience that hates it.
14:34- "Which means ...nothing?" "Yeah." "Yeah."
17:41- At least that headline will come true in Dec. '92/Jan. 93 when the comic Superman #75 was released.
20:49- According to the script, Nuclear Man and Lacy were suppose to be flying while still in Earth's atmosphere, ...and THIS was the better choice for Cannon?
About Superman killing people, he DID kill Zod in the comics back in the 80's.
To people like me, the honor of worse Superman movie still goes for this one, and the runner up is the 1975 musical.
Does this mean a review of God's Not Dead is coming in the next week or so with its sequel coming out soon?
I know in the next two weeks, we'll have Turkish Batman and Wonder Woman '74 that Brad already put on Patreon. Then on the 28th (the Monday before God's Not Dead 2), we might get to see a Snob review of the first God's Not Dead!
Damn it, I'm too late to be the first to once again Man of Steel & start another endless argument thread taking up space on Snob's latest videos!!!!!!!!
Seriously though, ignoring MoS for a moment (please!) how did Superman 3 & 4 end up being so bad? I've heard various tales about Brainiac being the villain for 3 yet they plainly have Reeve wearing a beautiful Bizarro suit when he goes bad/emo before "Returns" yet we get a Lex substitute in Robert Vaughn (still better than actual Lex played by Eisenberg) & here we get a He-Man extra playing a clone of Superman. . . I haven't had the honor of reading his first appearance but wasn't Bizarro himself a clone? Why not just do that? The point of this latest rant is as bad as MoS may be, at least Kal-El (I won't call him Superman because he ISN'T Superman yet in MoS) fights a comic born villain. I hate when movies invent new characters of any caliber instead of using one from the comics (be it Dr. Chase Meridian in Batman Forever, Rachael Dawes in Lord Nolan's trilogy, Superman 3 & 4 & to be fair, the worst of all, "JENNY OLSEN" from MoS. . .wtf?! Even George Clooney's gal pal, Julie Madison in Batman & Robin was comic born. I'll grant you, she's in two scenes just as a prop but still) There are exceptions of course. Alex Knox from Batman & Max Shreak in Returns. But unlike Chase or Rachael they're one side as comic relief or minor threat, not romantic lead or reason for origin tampering. Wow, I'm famished. Sorry again, Snob =)
It depends what kind of comic you're looking for as to which origin of Bizarro you get. In the strips he came from a bizarro dimension. This persisted mainly in animation (Superfriends, and most recently there was a foray into bizarro world on Teen Titans Go). The comics however have it's roots with Zod.
Except from Wiki-whacking, "General Dru-Zod had originally created bizarro duplicates of himself to dominate the planet, Krypton. The bizarros had no power because they were not under a yellow sun, but they were soldiers ready to kill and die without hesitation. This was the reason why Zod was banished to the Phantom Zone for 25 Krypton sun-cycles..."
That's very informative, thank you good sir. Makes it worse actually, now knowing they had multiple options for Bizarro yet they did none. Because who needs a supervillain in a COMIC BOOK FILM when we can have Richard Pryor for comedy schtick?!
Still, thanks for the quickie Wiki =)
Well, one big reason Superman III and IV turned out as badly as they did was that the Salkinds (the producers) fired Richard Donner in the middle of filming Superman II, and in doing so, lost most of the ideas Donner and his partner Tom Manciewiz (I know I misspelled that) had planned, as there were ideas for bringing in other established villains.
Superman III was also done in by an overdose of slapstick from a misplaced Richard Pryor. By the time Superman IV came around, it was nothing more than the Salkinds bleeding the franchise dry.
Oh! I also want to add that though I side with MoS as not bad & sure Henry Cavill will be a better Superman in BvS, I proudly admit with everyone else (I assume) that he's not now or ever will top the perfection that was Mr. Christopher Reeve's Superman. Sorry Henry, you're one obstacle is harder to beat than Ben's! =)
Really the Superman/Zod fight in Man of Steel shouldn't have happened, in my opinion. Zod was in the area of effect of the Phantom Zone device by all rights he should've been sent there along with the other Phantom Zone villains.
Unfortunately, Synder, in his effort to be "edgy", lobbied for the destruction "porn" and subsequent death of Zod successfully.
Well to be fair, most of the damage had already been done before the fight with Zod. It was caused by the terraforming machine after all, the damage from the fight was comparatively minor. As for the death of Zod, it's not like this is the first time it happened. Superman killed Zod in Superman 2 as well, under arguably worse circumstances considering Zod had been depowered and was thus helpless before Superman.
Cool. I like seeing multiple reviews of things I really hate. And Superman IV is one of them. Nostalgia Critic and Linkara did this back in 2010, which was good, and I welcome seeing the Snob's take on it as well. Goddamn fucking Cannon Films. Bunch of fucking crooks. They got a hold of this project and slashed it's special effects budget down to nearly nothing, which led to really stupid scenes like Supes using "super-vision" to repair the Great Wall Of China and nearly all of his fight scenes with Nuclear Man. Not to mention re-using the footage from the original Superman film of him and Lois flying at night, as well as showing Mariel Hemingway's character being brought up into space and never explaining how the hell she could survive it, that kind of thing. And dont even get me started on the preachiness on the film's part concerning nuclear disarmament. The filmmakers had a message, and as well-meaning as it was, they clearly had NO idea how to deliver it well. Uccch! Anyway, thanks Snob for continuing to feature the films from the Cannon Group. And I hope you eventually do The Delta Force. I've read how terrible that one was!
I'm still hopeful about BvS. Man of Steel was...not very good, although I don't get the hate for it either. (I just want Wondy to get the respect she deserves finally.)
Wonder Woman is the last thing I expect to be good about BvS.
I am going to torture Superman and his loved ones for making such a god awful movie. In fact, it's so bad that I spent all day making a list of everything wrong with this film. Now where did I put that list? Oh, here it is!
Number One: Kltpzyxm!
OH, FOR FU-*pop*
Your fight with Trigon in the Injustice comics is amazing...
Fantastic review, Bradley. Superman IV displays an insight of Cold War politics unrivaled until Red Heat.
Any genius understands that arms dealers cause war in the same way that gun dealers cause gang violence. Just look at Africa: no nuclear weapons and peaceful as can be.
Why, even President Obama cites Superman IV as inspiration for his do-nothing foreign policy. Not doing anything solves problems. Neville Chamberlain taught us that.
Hey guys. Sorry I haven't posted earlier, but I've been crying all day since I first watched this video. I only now have been able to compose myself enough to post. I can't believe Brad (as Cinema Snob) insulted MoS *again* and implied it was a bad movie. Honestly, I don't know if I can even go on. I thought I was over the last time he gave MoS a bad review but it still hurts, you know? When someone doesn't like a movie that you like, it's like a part of you just dies inside. Especially a movie as great as MoS. Needless to say, I will continue to watch every video Brad does for any insinuation that he insults a Superman movie again, and if he gives Batman v. Superman a bad review, well, let's just not even think about it right now. I'm going to spend the next few days just reading posts on my MoS fan site where I've deleted and blocked any negative postings. Maybe I'll be OK in a few days.
Don't forget to sing Kryptonite off-key a few times - that masterpiece was doing "trying too hard to be tough and angsty Superman tie-in" years before Man of Steel, yo. You gotta combine the two.
Kryptonite wasn't so bad, at least it was better than that other Superman song from around the same time by Five for Fighting.
Thought about using that one, but it's more faux-emo than "look how grimdark and super serious we are", so it doesn't go with MoS as well.
Okay, we get it! The joke's about as subtle as a rhino horn up the ass!
That review was super, man!
J.K Simmons cast as Jim Gordon in Justice League!
BRAAAAAAAAAAAAD!!! I just got back from Barnes & Noble with a new "Grindhouse Releasing" 3-disc deluxe edition of Pieces! Stuffed, or rather stitched, to the gills with extras & sh*t. Including the obligatory Eli Roth endorsement. Thought you'd like to know! =)
In case he doesn't respond can one of you fan boys who probably have his number on file tell him?!
This is the stupiest in a series of very stupid films.
It's still better than Man of Steel.
Man of Steel is Citizen Kane compared to Superman IV.
While I agree with Le Snob about the film I do think he doesn't quite understand the powers of Mariel Hemingway dressed attractively to quell ill will towards a bad movie.
I hope that after this you continue with the Bronson/Cannon films and review Murphys Law.
Some of the older archived videos of 2009 were brought over from the youtube account before thecinemasnob.com was created, so please forgive the lesser video quality of such as some did not transfer well.