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Superman IV: The Quest for Peace Reviews

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½ May 4, 2019
If I didn't even like the previous Superman movies, then Superman IV: The Quest for Peace is in an entirely different ballpark. Not a good one, though.
April 17, 2019
I think, for what this shit is worth, you should gather all your friends, get drunk, and watch this movie. It will be a great time.
½ March 8, 2019
Quite possibly the worst superhero movie to ever grace the silver screen, Superman IV suffers from terrible special effects - the first movie came out in 1978 and there was nothing quite like it back then, this movie came out in 1987, so it has no excuse -, uneventful action sequences where Superman and Nuclear Man don't even punch each other and there are blatant plot holes and continuity errors. And that's not even getting into how irritatingly heavy-handed and unrealistic the anti-nuclear war message is. I feel sorry for Christopher Reeve because he allegedly wanted to return to more serious roots after Superman III's excessive comedy and I'm sure he tried his best here but as far as superhero movies go, this is probably one of the worst out there to garner a theatrical release. But, to be fair, the movie could be enjoyed as so bad, it's good. After all unintentional humour > gags that fall flat.
February 19, 2019
Christopher Reeve's misguided vanity project.
½ February 15, 2019
I do not know who came up with the idea of making this film, this movie is simply lousy, the only good part of this movie and the good representation of Christopher Reeve, because if we talk about the rest of the movie, it's all horrible. The story is completely predictable and meaningless, the characters seem to have progressed compared to other "Superman" movies, special effects are the worst ever (I do not remember seeing a superhero movie with special effects so bad how much these). Horrible. I do not recommend it.
½ January 27, 2019
Easily one of the worst movies I have ever seen. Nothing in the film interests you, nothing makes you laugh (intentionally), nothing engages you, nothing makes you think, and none of the actors are able to save a thing about it. The worst crime of all, these A grade actors are wasted on this film, and one of the most iconic franchises and in American folklore is utterly sh*t upon.
½ November 17, 2018
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace has terrible CGI, a confusing storyline and almost everything that will make a movie bad.
½ November 17, 2018
This movie was terrible, the plot made no sense and the special effects were awful. Avoid at all costs.
½ November 2, 2018
The film by which the Superman brand was buried for many years. Well, that's not how it's done.
½ October 29, 2018
If I didn't even like the previous Superman movies, then Superman IV: The Quest for Peace is in an entirely different ballpark. Not a good one.

0/10
½ September 25, 2018
THIS MOVIE SHOULD HAVE NEVER EXISTED IN THE FIRST PLACE!
September 18, 2018
ahhhhhhhhhhhhh superman lV the search for peace, bad sequel seriously, what a bad plot, what special effects so badly, that villain so stupid nuclear man WTF, I liked seeing Lex Luther back but they returned it in the worst way, bad sequel in serious
½ July 26, 2018
The first act introduces some good ideas, but the execution of them is cheap, in both senses of the word, stilted and often insulting to the characters and the audience. The follow-through gets increasing silly and stupid with things happening without explanation (or because scenes were cut). The two pillars of the franchise that could always be relied upon to coast it through its past low points were the cast and the score, but both of them are mostly absent here: the actors are justifiably disinterested, and the music is dull and generic with the presence of the iconic theme being muted and other great pieces from the series missing entirely. There's some comic book fun that can be eked out in a so-bad-it's-good kind of way, but even that is limited.
½ July 23, 2018
Oh my, this movie was so bad, good actors couldn't salvage this disaster.
July 23, 2018
this movie will show you how to destroy a saga and a mythical character
July 20, 2018
Awesome Superman! 10/10
½ July 13, 2018
"There's only one positive thing for this film, Christopher Reeve as Superman. Everything else is crap. The direction is poor, the visual effects were cheap and lazy, the story is so stupid and funny you can't take it seriously, the logic makes no sense at all, and Nuclear Man...what on earth were the lazy writers thinking? But if you want to make a full length feature one day, you can because you have the will power to do so. All you need is a different, decent, and amazing story, a Hi-Def camera, the right casting with the acting you're looking for, an editing software, music, and great visuals. But here's something you should know. If you don't have the time, the budget, the talent, or most importantly the professionalism you'll need to make a full length feature film, it's mostly best to not make a movie without those elements in there. But unfortunately no behind the production studio, Cannon gave a crap they were like, "No one cares come on now guys we have six dollars! Let's make a movie!". And to sum it up with 'Superman IV' to being one of the worst superhero films ever made in history along with other films they've made in the past, are the main reasons why the production studio behind this film, Cannon went out of business."
May 23, 2018
Everyone says that this is the worst of the series, but I still think that honor goes to Superman III. This movie still has an awful lot of problems though. Thankfully, Christopher Reeve makes the pain of watching this hurt a bit less.
May 18, 2018
This movie is dead to me.
March 26, 2018
Good idea and nostalgia from Superman 2 made me like this movie...and Chris Reeve can still do it.
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