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Superman and the Mole Men

1951 58m Sci-Fi List
Reviews 80% Audience Score 250+ Ratings
The "Man of Steel" calms hostilities between frightened Midwesterners and a quartet of subterraneans. Read More Read Less
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Felix Vasquez Jr. Cinema Crazed It’s a great look at a Superman story with a very important message about prejudice, and ignorance... Apr 18, 2023 Full Review Scott Nash Three Movie Buffs It contains some interesting ideas, but is really only going to appeal to massive fans of Superman or those seeking a sense of nostalgia. Rated: 2.5/4 Jul 26, 2021 Full Review TV Guide Directed with a certain crudity but retaining an innocence that worked out nicely. Rated: 2/4 Jun 3, 2013 Full Review Peter Canavese Groucho Reviews Even at under an hour, this children's fantasy is sluggishly paced by today's standards...but it does have its charms and a relevant social message at its core. Rated: 2.5/4 Jul 11, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

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Mark S George Reeves is the best screen Superman EVER! I love this movie and the series that followed it. Great cast and great stories. Super hero genre at its most awesome! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/24/24 Full Review Superhero F Boring. No actual villains or plot. Just all I have to say is boring. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 08/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Superman and the mole men are actually the cheesiest movie from 1950s, it looks like something I might see on the show, but that was, until I looked it up and I found out that it's a movie that's just a pilot for the upcoming 50s Superman show Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review steve d Not among the best in the series. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member This was the first theatrical film (as opposed to serial) featuring Superman.. and was made to introduce the characters for the upcoming TV series... Featuring the first appearance of George Reeves as Superman and Phyllis Coates as Lois Lane... Watching this after the serials, I actually prefer the cast of the serials and the more serious sci fi tone of them... Reeves doesn't look as much like Superman as Kirk Alyn did either. This film is rather brief at 58 minutes, which was a relief after all those four hour serials... but the story is rather slight.. though it does at least have a good message to it about not being afraid of people different than you.. or mole men in this case... The mole men are pretty silly looking... little people with really poor fitting bald caps. The movie was later re-edited into two episodes of the first season of the subsequent "Adventures of Superman" TV series that featured the same cast. I'll give this one 2 stars. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member Superman And The Mole Men is the type of Superman movie I miss. It feels like an actual story where Superman gets to be Superman, both by fighting something comic book-ish and also being able to stand up for the rights of everyone no matter their appearance. It's very underrated. It's really ahead if it's time as well, a 50's monster movie where the monsters are just misunderstood and the crazy all American town folks are the bad guys, but also showing that Supes will defend them when the aliens retaliate, trying to find a middle ground. That's stuff Marvel wouldn't tackle for a decade, let alone DC. It pretty much represents what Superman should be as a character. You should have that sense that he's there for everyone, no matter the context or what they look like. Movies like Returns and MOS don't get how to convey that feeling. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis The "Man of Steel" calms hostilities between frightened Midwesterners and a quartet of subterraneans.
Director
Lee Sholem
Producer
Robert Maxwell, Barney A. Sarecky
Genre
Sci-Fi
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
Jul 16, 2019
Runtime
58m
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