4-Color to 35-Millimeter: Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman


One more flashback to the 1990s before we dive into the DCEU: in this case, a 1993 pilot movie that has all the good and bad of the 1990s, from a very charming Dean Cain as Clark Kent and Teri Hatcher doing the best she can with uneven material as Lois Lane — plus Lane Smith and John Shea as the single best live-action Perry White and Lex Luthor we’ve ever seen. The great superhero movie rewatch looks at the pilot movie for Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.

An excerpt:

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the truly fine performances of K Callan and Eddie Jones. The best thing John Byrne ever did in a storied comics career was to change Superman’s mythos so that his parents remained alive and part of his life into adulthood. In both the comics and the on-screen adaptations, this has mostly been a boon to the character and to the storytelling. (Why I qualify that with “mostly” is something we’ll get into next week.) And Callan and Jones are a magnificent double-act of concern, love, and affection.

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