Superman IV - The Quest for Peace (1987) Movie Review

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Superman IV - The Quest for Peace (1987)

1987 | PG | Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy, Adventure, Family
90 minutes / 1h 30min

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Superman IV - The Quest for Peace Plot Synopsis:

Superman does a lot in his newest adventure. Archvillain Lex Luthor, determined to make the world safe for nuclear arms merchants, creates a new being to challenge the Man of Steel: the radiation-charged Nuclear Man. The two super-powered foes clash in an explosive screen extranvaganza that sees Superman save the Statue of Liberty, repulse a volcanic eruption of Mount Etna, rebuild the demolished Great Wall of China and perform many more spetactular feats.

Superman IV - The Quest for Peace (1987) Review

Superman IV - The Quest for Peace (1987) is an American action superhero adventure movie. Director Sidney J. Furie (Iron Eagle II (1988), Iron Eagle, The Ipcress File (1965)) failed miserably and disappointed so many families across the nation with this disastrous movie. Superman IV is the first movie in this series that is not produced by Alexander Salkind and Ilya Salkind. Superman IV was not a box office hit, and it is known to many as the worst film ever to exist. The good news is that Gene Hackman returned as Lex Luthor and created an evil Solar-powered Superman clone - that did not help the movie.

Here is a little information about Superman IV - A spaceship of cosmonauts was thrown off course after debris interfered with its course and Superman saved it. Superman (Christopher Reeve) then visits Smallville (his hometown) as Clark and uncovers the capsule that brought him to Earth in the unkempt barn. The barn is not taken care of because his adoptive parents died, and he inherited everything from them. He removes a luminescent green Kryptonian energy module and listens to a recording left by his mother stating that the power can only be used once. After numerous events, Superman attended a meeting of the United Nations and told them that he will get rid of all of the nuclear weapons from the planet. A lot of nations fire their nuclear weapons into space and Superman caught all of them and put it into a giant net and threw it into the sun. Lenny Luthor (Jon Cryer) breaks his uncle, Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman) out of jail, and the movie continues to be horrible after one event after another.

I would say for everyone to stay clear of this old movie and see the new ones that most Superman fans would like or love. The actors did a terrible job with their roles and the sets, shots, camera work and everything was horrible. I am not sure what else to say about this movie but if someone gives it a one, then there might just be something majorly wrong with it.

  • Superman IV - The Quest for Peace Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 1
  • Overall Score: 1.93
  • IMDB: 3.7
  • MetaCritic: 2.4
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 1.2

About Superman IV - The Quest for Peace 1987

Title: Superman IV - The Quest for Peace
AKA: Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
Year: 1987
Runtime: 90 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy, Adventure, Family
Score: 0.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 0.97/5 stars from 38,153 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 38,153
MPAA Rating: PG
Superman IV - The Quest for Peace Cast Starring: Kerry Shale, William Hootkins, Mac McDonald, Eugene Lipinski, Tina Simmons, Bradley Lavelle, Michael Ryan, Margot Kidder, Derek Lyons, Bob Sherman, Ron Travis, Gene Hackman, Ted Maynard, Kenneth Coombs, Paul Markham, Don Fellows, Mariel Hemingway, Jayne Brook, Clive Mantle, Christopher Reeve, Jackie Cooper, Mark Caven, Douglas W. Iles, Susannah York, Marc McClure, John Hollis, Peter Diamond, Steve Plytas, Peter Roy, Keith Edwards
Superman IV - The Quest for Peace Writers: Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster, Christopher Reeve
Superman IV - The Quest for Peace Director: Sidney J. Furie
Production: Warner Home Video
Language: English, Russian, French, Italian
Country: UK, USA