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What Gene Siskel just said at the end of the episode is sadly accurate. 38 years after this broadcast, they keep making movies for teenagers.
Ironic that Gene was enjoying most of the movies released in early Summer 1981. Yet, he called it! Too much youth mentality in the summer releases, EVERY year since!
Shortly after the summer, they did an episode on the rise of the summer blockbusters as of 1981 and here’s a link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXuCm3lYOB4&t=398s
Wonder if Roger ever got a chance to see the Richard Donner cut of Superman II?
I don’t believe he did. At the time of its video release he was in the hospital, sadly. They didn’t mention it as a video pick on the show either. I have a feeling if Roger had still been on Ebert and Roeper at the time, Ebert might’ve caught it and brought it up as a video pick. Oh, well.
Very, very good question. If he did, I think he would like it better than the Richard Lester cut. I think they’re both good movies, despite Lester’s forced slapstick humor.
Sadly, Superman 3 would be a disappointment. But they didn’t know that then.