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- Mar 9, 2007
Superman II - The Richard Donner cut
Many years since I've seen this film, so I'm not sure what's been added/removed from the original. Most of the movie I remember, so it can't have changed too much. Surprisingly still enjoyable all these years later, and helps to remind me why Christopher Reeve is - and probably always will be - the definitive Man of Steel.
I've gone back and quickly gone through the original version shown in the cinemas. Some of the good/funny bits I thought I remembered (I assumed must have been in I or III) have been deleted, and the ending of the movie is much better in the theatrical cut.
Overall the Donner cut really isn't the Superman II I remember, and is definitely a poorer movie than the theatrical version. I would not recommend watching this version, and I can't really see any benefit for it being released.