My son has been obsessed with this supercut of Richard Donner’s 1978 Superman set to John Williams’ impeccable theme. I was humming the theme one day and couldn’t remember some parts, so I looked it up on the Toob.
The instant my phone makes any noise, my son immediately runs up to me and says, “I want to see! I want to see!” So, he saw. And then asked to watch it again. And now asks me almost every day: “Can I watch Superman?”
Me: “Why do you like it? Do you like the music?”
Him: “I like to watch Superman fly.”
Almost every time, he asks why Superman is “chasing the rocket,” and I explain that he’s going to keep the rocket from hurting people.
Then he asks about “the princess” flying with Supes, and I explain that she’s his girlfriend, Lois.
Now he will also wrap his towel around his shoulders after bathtime and run around shouting, “I’m a superhero!”
All of this gets me choked up like crazy.