Having bought the Superman boxset the other day Dawn and I have spent yesterday and today watching Superman: The Movie, and Superman II. The main reason has been to get us back up to speed on the Superman story before Superman Returns hits the cinema, but also to rekindle some old memories.

And rekindle them they did, I sat there watching the films fondly remembering some bits, having completely forgotten others.

But the most surprising fact I unearthed was during the opening credits. The screen play for Superman: The Movie and Superman II was written by Mario Puzo (amongst others), the guy who wrote The Godfather! I guess after writing The Godfather: Part II he was the writer de jour in Hollywood and got the Superman gig, who'd have thought it!