Some smart narrative choices, like sparing us the tedium of another origin story by chopping it up throughout the film, and doing away with the Lois/Superman/Clark love triangle that the comics did away with a generation ago. It even picks up on something previous incarnations of Superman have bashfully avoided - that he may be a big blue boy scout but you would totally take a piece of that.
Some pretty questionable ones later on, I think. I felt kind…
This has long been one of my very favourite movies, singled out among all three Mad Max movies upon any of which I'll bestow praise higher than almost any other trilogy. But I admit it's mostly because of the first half, with its wonderfully realized Bartertown, a charismatic villain performance from Tina Turner of all goddamn people, a dwarf riding a retarded guy in a diving helmet, and dialogue like short, fanciful, but percussive poetry throughout. I'd watch another ten…
Squanders a good leading lady and a batshittedly apocalyptic premise (it's ten years in the future and Freddy has killed or driven insane the whole town!) on a movie that out-sillies part 4. You might not think that is possible, but there's a scene here where he kills one of his victims by putting him in a 1991-looking video game where a 1991 computer Freddy whips him with a towel - while the victim's sleeping body bounces around the house…
The first inarguable classic out of that Masterpiece Collection. You know Jimmy Stewart's got a lot on his mind when Grace Kelly at her insanely most gorgeous is on his lap, trying to have sex with him, and he's still distracted.
Sharp dialogue throughout, the huge courtyard set is amazing, every major player shines, and the details of the plot are hauled out at a pace that allows for just enough skepticism and dread that it's hard to resist following where it's going to go.
Brian de Palma owes more to this movie than he does to his own mom.