Look up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman! Before DC incorporated the Man of Steel into its cinematic universe, Christopher Reeve and Brandon Routh donned the cape and tights and thrilled audiences on the big screen.
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Krypton (TV Show, 2018 - )
Synopsis: What if Superman never existed? Set two generations before the destruction of Superman's home planet, "Krypton" follows Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe), the legendary Man of Steel's grandfather, who is faced with a life and death conflict -- save his home planet or let it be destroyed in order to restore the fate of his future grandson. With Krypton's leadership in disarray and the House of El ostracized, Seg finds himself in a difficult position. He must redeem his family's honor and protect the ones he loves while being challenged by familiar DC characters Brainiac (Blake Ritson) and Earthly time-traveler Adam Strange (Shaun Sipos).
Starring: Cameron Cuffe, Georgina Campbell, Elliot Cowan
Number of Seasons: 2
Critics Consensus: Justice League leaps over a number of DC movies, but its single bound isn't enough to shed the murky aesthetic, thin characters, and chaotic action that continue to dog the franchise.
Starring: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams
Director: Zack Snyder
Critics Consensus: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice smothers a potentially powerful story -- and some of America's most iconic superheroes -- in a grim whirlwind of effects-driven action.
Starring: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams
Director: Zack Snyder
Man of Steel (2013)
Critics Consensus: Man of Steel's exhilarating action and spectacle can't fully overcome its detours into generic blockbuster territory.
Starring: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon
Director: Zack Snyder
Critics Consensus: Bryan Singer's reverent and visually decadent adaptation gives the Man of Steel welcome emotional complexity. The result: a satisfying stick-to-your-ribs adaptation.
Starring: Brandon Routh, Kate Bosworth, Kevin Spacey
Director: Bryan Singer
Smallville (TV Show, 2001 - 2011)
Synopsis: This modern retelling of the Superman mythology as an action series blends realism, adventure and emotion.
Number of Seasons: 0
Critics Consensus: The Superman series bottoms out here: the action is boring, the special effects look cheaper, and none of the actors appear interested in where the plot's going.
Starring: Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Mark Pillow
Director: Sidney J. Furie
Superman III (1983)
Critics Consensus: When not overusing sight gags, slapstick, and Richard Pryor, Superman III resorts to plot points rehashed from the previous Superman flicks.
Starring: Christopher Reeve, Richard Pryor, Robert Vaughn
Director: Richard Lester
Superman II (1981)
Critics Consensus: The humor occasionally stumbles into slapstick territory, and the special effects are dated, but Superman II meets, if not exceeds, the standard set by its predecessor.
Starring: Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder
Director: Richard Lester, Richard Donner
Superman (1978)
Critics Consensus: Superman deftly blends humor and gravitas, taking advantage of the perfectly cast Christopher Reeve to craft a loving, nostalgic tribute to an American pop culture icon.
Starring: Marlon Brando, Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman
Director: Richard Donner
Starring: Kirk Alyn, Noel Neill, Lyle Talbot
Director: Spencer Gordon Bennet
Superman (1948)
Starring: Terry Frost, Stephen Carr, Charles King
Director: Thomas Carr, Spencer Gordon Bennet

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