Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Director: Richard Lester, Richard Donner
Writer: Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster, Mario Puzo
Stars: Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Ned Beatty, Jackie Cooper, Sarah Douglas
Countries: United States, United Kingdom, Canada
Picking up where “Superman: The Movie” left off, three criminals, General Zod (Terence Stamp), Ursa, (Sarah Douglas), and Non (Jack O’Halloran) from the planet Krypton are released from the Phantom Zone by a nuclear explosion in space. They descend upon Earth where they could finally rule. Superman, meanwhile, is in love with Lois Lane (Margot Kidder), who finds out who he really is. Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman) escapes from prison and is determined to destroy Superman by joining forces with the three criminals.