Superman & Lois Richard Donner’s death leaves us without one of the classic mainstream film directors since the 1970s. If he had only directed ‘Superman’, ‘The Prophecy’ and ‘The Goonies’ we would be talking about a true colossus of popular culture, capable of taking all genres to his ground and shine in them without devouring them or looking down on them.
But Donner was much more: in his filmography are linked films as varied as ‘Lethal Weapon’, ‘Ghosts attack the boss’, ‘Maverick’, ‘Assassins’ or ‘Lady Falcon’, among many others. A superb walk through the most commercial side of Hollywood cinema, its many aspects and always initiating a style between craftsmanship and authorship that it shares with the great names of fantasy from the eighties, when the genre was not yet a meat grinder. franchisee.
However, few of his films match the impact and significance of his ‘Superman’, a production of such depth in popular culture that without it, possibly, we would not be talking about superhero cinema as we know it today. Although the first film of the DC hero has antecedents in serials like those of other Marvel and DC heroes (including those of the Kryptonian himself) and in films of a very different tone, such as the feature film of the television Batman, in 1978 Superman took the lockers around the world.