Rating: 4 out of 5
Short version: This is the Superman sequel that should have been, VASTLY superior to the ridiculous theatrical release.
I won't be getting into much detail about the story which should be well known in a 20+ year old film, but instead will concentrate on what makes this new version so much better than the original.
If you're not familiar with the story behind the story, it's really quite fascinating. Originally Richard Donner was hired to film both Superman and Superman II simultaneously, after which the footage would be edited into two separate movies. Unfortunately, what happened during the course of filming was that many differences began to manifest themselves between Donner and the producers, the Salkinds.