As much as I try and be cool and say that I loved Robocop growing up, my truly most favourite film as a kid was Superman The Movie.
A fact that meant my mum had to buy me two Superman outfits, so I could end up covered in Spaghetti Hoops and mud while wearing one, while the other one was in the wash.
As a superhero though, Superman is pretty rubbish. Not only is he impossible to kill or even hurt, he’s also a proper little goody-two-shoes – so much so that you’d never see him tripping up a toddler just for a laugh – which is just rubbish if you ask me.
With such a rubbish superhero then you’d have thought this 1978 movie would be shite – well you’d be wrong.
Written by Mario ‘The Godfather’ Puzo and featuring Marlon ‘The Fat Godfather’ Brando, Gene Hackman and the brilliant Christopher Reeve – everything came together to create what is still considered by many to be the best superhero movie of all time.
This Saturday 26th January you’ll get the chance to see the film how it should be seen – on the big screen.
As a little Brucey Bonus the screening will also feature one of the stars of the film (probably one of the only ones who isn’t dead) – Jeff East who played the Young Clark Kent in the movie. He’ll be on hand to host a Q&A and Introduction to the film beforehand, as well as pose for pics afterwards.
Just make sure you nip off to the toilets during that really slow bit in the middle, you know the bit, where he’s flying with Lois Lane and it’s long and dull. Other than that though – top film.
Superman: The Movie 40th Anniversary Screening
With Q&A with Jeff East
Date: Saturday 26th January
Venue: Odeon Great Northern
Cost: £6 per person