Donald Draper wrote:
I think that and most of the other random new powers in Superman IV were due to its low budget. The comic book adaptation has him rebuilding the Great Wall at super speed.
Its almost impossible for me to give a single answer on this one. Young Clark racing the train. I too love that fight between Clark and the Evil Superman.
It's a little off topic, but since I started this, I know it's okay. That whole movie was so sad, since it seems to me that all of the actors were really trying hard to make a good movie. Their performances were fine, and they tried to put heart into it. It could have been one of the best Superman movies, but TPTB just screwed it up something awful.
You're right, it wouldn't have taken much to make it a serious movie. Maybe then we might have had a few more movies out of the franchise.