Warner Bros. Pictures | Release Date: June 19, 1981 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
87
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Universal acclaim based on 12 Critics
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Even more enjoyable than the original. [19 June 1981]
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Superman II is a success, a stirring sequel to the smash of '79. Whether you will prefer it to the original is like choosing between root beer and Fresca. They're both bubbly, but the flavor is different. What the follow-up doesn't have is the epic lyricism of Richard Donner's version; it's harder edged, fleeter on its feet, less reverential. [22 June 1981, p.87]