Wow. This movie is exactly the best of a superhero story. Totally entertaining tons of action and intrigue. The script is really thought through and tells a story that interests you throughout. This movie isn't an origin story its Superman's introduction to what he is going to do for the rest of his life, which is many things including being a champion for Earth, being a reporter for the daily planet, being a son to his parents, etc. An introspection of Superman's journey to accept his path with this gift and life he has been given. This movie you'll be rooting on the characters. Which is another reason you'll like this movie. You get involved with the characters even the unlikely characters in this film like Lobo and his brashness or Lois and her willingness to do anything to control the situation and get the story. A huge difference that makes this a great movie is the quality. The acting is top notch, everyone sounds like they should. The sound is perfect from the monster yells to the peoples cries. The visuals were the best though. The new way they draw and animate this film is like no other before it. Really amazing talent and time that made the picture colorful, clean, crisp, with a pleasing look. It makes it like your reading a comic book. What a great way to reboot their superhero animated universe. I can't wait for the follow up to this movie. Highly recommend this one. I didn't go into much of the story cause I want you to experience the story for yourself and for you to buy this movie, it is worth it. Two thumbs up!
The aspect of this movie that stands out the most in the art-style, which I absolutely adore. It has that "comic book come to life" feel, which is always great for a comic book adaptation. This movie servers as a pretty straight-forward origin story for Superman, coming after the prior continuity of DC universe animated films ended with Justice League Dark: Apokolips War. I'd be totally on board if other new DC movies used this same art-style as this one. I also appreciate how this movie focused on some lesser-known characters like Martian Manhunter, Lobo, and Parasite. It was also a relief that Lois Lane wasn't portrayed as an uber-annoying feminist as she has been in some other recent shows/movies.
This Best Buy exclusive package comes with a figure of Parasite as well. This is a very different design for the character and feels a bit anime-esque (not necessarily a bad thing). I own quite a few of these animated movie + figure combos from Best Buy and truth be told the figures are never of the highest quality. However, I get the notion the figures are meant to be displayed in the box on a shelf which is what I do with my collection. Speaking of the box, when it shipped to my house the bottom part was bent out in such a way that made it difficult to stand upright. It was a minor issue and has pretty much gone away.
TL;DR: Definitely worth a watch and most likely a purchase.
So we all know, more or less the origin of Superman. But this particular take on the Man of Steel, or Man of Tomorrow in this case, focused more on his being an alien in a human world and him coming to terms with that. You could used this metaphor for just about anything where people may judge you harshly for just being who you are. Intolerance in all its evil forms being what it is. But this is a fun, hopeful movie that gives us more than I expected. A really good addition to the continued winners that are the DC direct to Video Animated movies. If you are a fan of Big Blue, pick this up. If you're a fan of the other DC movies, pick this up. And that's about all I have to see about it. Thanks for reading and have a nice day!
I'm the type of person that feels, if it's not broke, then don't try to fix it. And that's how I felt when I heard that DC (on the Animation side), was going to change their style of animation, to update it a bit. When I first saw a snippet of the trailer for this movie, I really wasn't feeling it, because honestly, I don't like change once I'm use to something. Fortunately though, I decided to buy their animated movie, like I always do, and was pleasantly surprised. After a few minutes, I really wasn't focused on the design change of the artwork. I was locked in on the great storytelling, and the intense action. I recommend this movie to EVERYBODY!! Why??!! IT'S AWESOME!!!
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
Another soft reboot with Clark becoming Superman
I don’t know. With all the media out there we should be able to skip certain parts of a story.
Though I do like how they work Lobo into it. Plus I like Luthor as a subtle villian not obvious.
Another great Christmas present, especially since it's a bundle deal that can't be beat! Definitely happy to have all three versions, especially digital so I can watch the movie on the go. I typically wait until the DC movies are on sale or a bundle like this arrives, so I'm happy I waited for this one.
It was good. It wasn't great but then not every movie is. It's a Superman origin story without the absolute origin that everyone knows by now. It had a different aspect in that it shows Superman becoming Superman with a little help from his "friends". All in all a reasonably entertaining movie.