Richard Lester’s own justification of the Middle-Film-In-A-Trilogy-Is-Best theorem (we’re not counting Superman IV, here, obviously). Freed of the pondering pretentiousness of the first episode we get fun from the first frame here. There’s’ loads more Lex Luthor – the only reason to watch any of these things – Superman getting a bit of a doing and Richard Griffiths. All good stuff. Of course, the first part had Harry ‘Superman’ Andrews and the third part had Richard Pryor’s giant comedy cowboy hat, but this is where it’s at.