Senior HTF Member
- Jul 31, 2003
I liked Lois drawing glasses and a hat on a picture of Superman to prove to herself he is Clark Kent in the Donner cut. Her jumping out the window to get Clark to change to Superman to save her was nuts. I preferred this to the bomb at the Eifel Tower that replaced it in the original release. Donner obviously did not finish Superman II so the Donner cut is not what would have been released if he had finished it. It's hard to judge it against the completed theatrical release. I am not sure how much was left unfilmed from Donner's version that couldn't be covered by audition scenes and repeating the ending of the first film. I know the ending was originally intended for Superman II but I don't know if a new ending had been written but not filmed when the ending was used in the first film.