Aerial "Bronco Cam" shot of Interstate 495 Manhattan-bound
right after the exit 17 (Interstate 278).
Despite my criticisms of Superman II: The Donner Cut, I was very glad not only that Warner actually bothered to allow it to be prepared, but I also felt that it was great to be able to see what the shape of the original project was. Unfortunately, I also felt that, while it was part of the nature of the project, trimming back all of the Lester footage unfortunately gave the film a somewhat incomplete feel. Worse than that, however, was the inept tracking and retracking of a lot of John Williams score from the first film, often the same cues showing up repeatedly in the same scene. While I agree with the sentiment of maintaining the scope of the music from the first film instead of the thin Ken Thorne marching-band arrangements for the sequel, Jay Duerr's hack job on the music track was appalling.
While the following clip reflects the scaled-back montage in a way that I think is satirical exaggeration, I think it is pretty spot-on when it comes to the music: