Superman II: The Hybrid Cut

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I saw this in the theatre as a kid, and loved it. Seeing the theatrical version as an adult, there are elements that make me cringe. I now know that most of those were added by the Salkinds after Donner left. It was with anticipation that I saw the Donner cut of Superman II. I liked it. A lot. But it was, to a certain extent, too hard. The cornpone humor was removed, but also the wit and savy, mostly provided by the immortal Gene Hackman.

This edit truly provides the best of both worlds. It has humor without camp, and action that stays true to the comics. In the end it is not a bunch of super-powered tricks that defeats the three criminals, but Kal-el's intellect over Zod's brutality.

In short, Adigitalman does it again!!!

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I didn't properly see the Superman movies until several years ago. I saw all the edits and read a lot of criticisms of the sequels, particularly II, and the stories involved therein. So I bought the movies and got some edits to watch. I like to experiment with these things, so I decided to watch ADM's II followed by his combination of III and IV. I'd seen his other work and I felt I could trust him to take care of me as I explored this new world. It was fantastic. Everything flowed and made sense. It was a great story, and I became a Superman fan. I've seen the official and the Donner Cut now and I find I much prefer the less campy edit. There's a fantastic deja-vu mash-up that is very creative and good but doesn't mesh with ADM's Superman Redeemed, so his Hybrid cut is my go-to because Redeemed is superb.

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Review by boon23 — November 4, 2008 @ 4:31 am

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Review by pjt — December 18, 2008 @ 6:51 am

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