Got together with my friends John and Deshant yesterday specifically to compare and contrast the original theatrical cut of Superman II credited to Richard Lester with last year's restoration of Richard Donner's vision for the movie.
John set up two DVD players in his living room so we could switch between the movies, and of course I lost track of which we were watching. In any case, it was Deshant's first viewing of the Donner Cut, and we all agreed there was more to love about the Donner. Unfortunately, we also agreed that its coolness was undermined by the infamous turn-back-time super-spin to before the Phantom Zone villains were released.
Say what you will about the Lester cut and its kiss of forgetfulness, at least the events of that movie technically happened.