90 Years, 9 Days: ‘Superman: The Movie’ (1978)

Few movies can be credited with setting the stage for the current state of big-budget film making quite like Richard Donner’s “Superman.” The 1978 adaptation of the Man of Steel starred Christopher Reeve in the role that would define his career, and as the first major superhero film in the post-“Jaws” world of blockbuster films, it created the blueprint for the genre entries that would come after it.

The movie’s inclusion on the “Best of Warner Bros” set feels entirely appropriate not only because of its own merits as an inventive, big film, but as a precursor to the superhero revival that would lead to the studio’s most recent and biggest hits, Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Trilogy.”

Embedded from www.youtube.com.