- Elf 2017
directed by Kunt Tulgar
starring Tayfun Demir, Güngör Bayrak, Esref Kolcak, Yildirim Gencer, Nejat Özbek, Reha Yurdaluk, Seref Pekseker, Turgut Özatay, Kadir Kök, Kudret Karadag, Yadigar Ejder, Yusuf Cetin, Cetin Basaran, Sirri Elitas, Ferhat Ünal, Cevdet Balikci, Resit Hazar, Ekrem Dümer, Ahmet Acan, Zeki Sezer, Oktar Durukan, Baki Tamer, Niyazi Gökdere, Ibrahim Ugurlu
(unofficially) based on the comicbook created by Joe Shuster, Jerry Siegel, published by DC Comics
you might want !!!
For the world, Tayfun is only a mild-mannered and a bit clumsy
reporter, but actually he is also Superman, an alien from planet Krypton
with superhuman strength, the ability to fly and stuff ... I think you
know what I mean. Superman is allergic to only one thing, Kryptonite, an
element from his own planet Krypton that robs him of all his powers ...
and now, Kryptonite is discovered on earth, at the site of a meteor crash.
The good thing though is that Professor Hekin El, the benign father of
Superman's love interest Alev, has found and secured the Kryptonite, the
bad thing though is that the baddie Ekrem, knowing about the Kryptonite's
awesome and diverse powers (it can for example turn every metal into
gold), wants to get his hands on the Kryptonite, and he uses every trick
in the book to get it, but mostly he resorts to kidnapping Alev ... which
gives Superman plenty of possibilities to intervene on her behalf.
Ultimately, Ekrem gets his hands on the Kryptonite, and knowing about
Superman's allergy to the stuff, he exposes him to the Kryptonite ray ...
and this time it's up to Alev and friends to save Superman from certain
doom. In the end though, Superman sees that Ekrem and all his henchmen are
brought to justice, and he saves the world once more. Then he heads off to
the stars to find what's left of his home, Krypton.
A very shameless cash in on Richard Donner's Superman, one of
the big successes of 1978: This film doesn't even go for a little bit of
originality and gives its Superman the exact same costume and background
story as in the comics and the American film. Thing is, Süpermen
Dönüyor does have anything but a decent budget, so the stunts are
all very basic and at best mildly convincing, the production values are
endearingly low (e.g. some cars used in the film look terribly battered
and worn), and the special effects look nothing short of ridiculous (e.g.
Superman's flying scenes are realized by hanging an unconvincing puppet in
front of some back projections, and the universe looks just like a
collection of Christmas tree decoration). As for the plot: It's very
basic, silly (but what do you want when the main character is a guy flying
around town wearing his underpants on the outside) and sports the episodic
structure of a movie serial of old instead of a stringent narrative.
All that can only mean one thing - Süpermen Dönüyor is a bad
film ... but if you're a trashfilm fan you might as well love it for all
the above reasons.