Tracing his inception back to 1938, Superman is often regarded as the first superhero.  He was also one of the first to be featured in a superhero movie, being the first major motion picture to feature a costumed hero since the 1966 Batman movie.  In many ways, that makes this 1978 film a groundbreaker.  So how does it measure up, once we remove the “classic” label that makes us feel obligated to love it?

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