No question about it, when Christopher Reeve's Superman was on screen it was magic. He was the perfect blend of larger-than-life godhood and next-door "nice guy" for Superman. And though his performance as Clark Kent has come under fire in recent years as being too clumsy and klutzish I still think it's a great one; the idea is that he's so clumsy and goofy that people automatically assume he's a geek and either ignore him, or just underrate him. No one would assume that this mild-mannered reporter was indeed a magnificent hero; even when Lois caught on to the identity, she dismissed it instantly thinking it was absurd. These clips show just how good Reeve was: Superman to the rescue, just in time! - YouTube Superman Disguise - YouTube I wish Henry Cavill well, and hope he makes his Superman a good one. But so far, Christopher Reeve is THE Superman for the ages.