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Superman III

Unbreakable

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Superman III

The Man of Steel flies high in the wild & wacky Superman III and this time it’s Superman vs. the king of computerized crime with Christopher Reeve and Richard Pryor as you’ve never seen them before – more action – more twists – more comedy – more FUN! Pryor is a bumbling conman and computer genius under the thumb of an evil tycoon (Robert Vaughn). When his newest creation has the power to change the weather, control the world or even reprogram Superman, only the man who pulled the switch can help the caped crusader pull the plug.

“The reason why we love the movies” – Cinescape Magazine

“The vote is in and Superman III is a winner!” – Sci-Fi Magazine

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Director
Richard Lester
Starring
Christopher Reeve, Richard Pryor, Jackie Cooper, Marc McClure, Annette O'Toole, Annie Ross, Pamela Stephenson, Robert Vaughn and Margot Kidder
Year
1983
Rated
PG
Country
USA/UK/Netherlands
Format
35mm
Running Time
122 minutes

Unbreakable

In Unbreakable, contemporary master of suspense M. Night Shyamalan shifts his focus to the comic book movie genre. Bruce Willis stars as David Dunn, a downtrodden security guard with a troubled marriage and a knack for escaping injury and sickness. The yin to his yang is Samuel L. Jackson’s Elijah Price, an art dealer with a rare genetic condition that leaves him susceptible to broken bones from something as little as a misstep. The two are brought together by a horrific accident, and through it and their successive interactions, David learns his true destiny and Elijah’s part in shaping it. Following the huge success of The Sixth Sense, Shyamalan departs somewhat from his thriller genre bread & butter to make what many consider to be his best film and one of the best superhero movies ever made, with nary a computer generated image or spandex costume to be seen.

“Is Superman III basically just a comic take on the same story in M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable? In both stories a superhero is forced to confront two different sides of himself due to a black misfit genius with a world domination plan. Which means Bruce Willis is Superman and Richard Pryor is Mr. Glass.” – Quentin Tarantino

Director
M. Night Shyamalan
Starring
Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright
Year
2000
Rated
PG-13
Country
USA
Format
35mm
Running Time
106 minutes

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