Superman 2 (1980)

Director : Richard Lestoron
Christopher Reeve : Superman
Villains : Gene Hackman as Lex Luther
Terence Stamp as General Zod

The movie opens showing all the things that happened in Superman. General Zod, Non and Ursa get put in the Phantom Zone, Superman saves Lois and Superman defeats Luther.

The new movie starts with Lois in trouble covering terrorists in Paris who have an hydrogen bomb. Superman flies out, saves the day and release the bomb in space. The explosion frees Zod and friends from the Phantom Zone. They are soon headed to earth to take over. Meanwhile Luther escapes from jail and heads North and finds the Fortreess of Solitude. He finds it and learns of General Zod from the crystals. Luther is determined to hook up with them.

Meanwhile Lois discovers Superman is Clark, and Superman brings her to the Fortress of Solitude and tells her all about himself. Superman finds from talking to his mother in the crystals that for him to be with a human, he must give up his powers. Superman decides to give up his powers for love.

Zod soon has the President kneeling before him, but Superman is now a mortal. Clark gets beat up defending Lois in a diner and then he learns about Zod. Clark knows he has to regain his powers. He goes back to the Fortress of Solitude.

Lex goes and tells Zod about Superman, the son of Jor-el. Zod wants revenge. Superman returns and the battle is on : three against one. When the fight gets back to the Fortress of Solitude. Superman tricks the bad guys and they lose their powers.

Superman gives Lois a kiss and she forgets he is Superman (?) and then he goes and beats up a guy who beat him up when he was without his powers.

Christopher Reeve made a really good Superman, and the villains in this movie were really good. The movie has a kind of comic book feel to it by design, and that may come off as a little bit hokey today, but overall this is a good superhero movie.