Reeve & “Superman II” of 3
In the movie Superman II, Superman chooses to give up many of his unique abilities to be with one person, Lois Lane. He chooses to give up most of his capacity to assist others in order to be with her.
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In Richard Donner’s recent DVD released Director’s Cut of Superman II, Lois Lane does not receive a “Super-Kiss” that forces her to forget their past. I’m not a big fan of the endings to either Superman I or II, because in the non-mythical world, we don’t get to forget, and we don’t get to turn back time. And the human and super-human struggle many people face is how to deal with past loves here on Earth, where we are not allowed to forget.