Superman: The Movie

1989
  |  277 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Double bill of classic superhero movies. 'Batman' (1989) stars Michael Keaton as the caped crusader vigilante who has taken it upon himself to rid Gotham City's streets of its criminals. Eager to find out more about this rubber-suited man of mystery, reporter Alexander Knox (Robert Wuhl) and photographer Vicki Vale (Kim Basinger) team up in an effort to uncover Batman's true identity. Meanwhile, crime boss Carl Grissom (Jack Palance)'s plan to rid himself of untrustworthy henchman Jack Napier (Jack Nicholson) does not go quite as expected, and after emerging physically and mentally disfigured from a vat of chemicals Napier reinvents himself as the psychotic Joker, equally eager to get his hands on Batman. In 'Superman' (1978) a baby from the planet Krypton lands on Earth and, as he grows, develops superhuman powers. As an adult, Clark Kent (Christopher Reeve), as his Earth parents name him, realises the powers he has been blessed with and uses them to do good around the world. Determined to blend in Clark gets a job as a reporter at the Daily Planet newspaper where he develops strong feelings for his colleague Lois Lane (Margot Kidder). Can he hide his true identity from his true love?