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Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)
Lex Luthor goes to the Superman museum and steals one of Superman's hairs, which is being used to hold up a boulder. Luthor's plan is to launch a nuclear missile into the sun with Superman's hair in it, and this will result (Lex knows, being a genius) in the spontaneous generation of a new supervillain with all of Superman's DNA but a new costume. For some reason, the new bad guy loses his power immediately if he's in shadow, so Superman puts him in an elevator on the moon. I think some blind girl falls out a window (but I might be remembering some comic book where a weird Superman clone is blown to tiny bits, to white ash, and this rain of super-dandruff gives the blind girl back her sight). There's some kind of "ban the nukes" message to this, and it's very possible that the Superman clone is somehow supposed to be a metaphor for the arms race. Best part of the movie is Superman's hair holding up a boulder. In the end, Luthor is torn apart by boars. I'm just messing with you.