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.
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 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
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!
This movie really found the heart of the Superman character. No dark grittiness, but a real innocent good hearted Kansas boy who wants to help. The supporting cast was great with Martian Manhunter, Lois and Lobo dine perfectly. Lex Luthor was a step up too from the 52 version DC had been throwing out there. Great story, lots of action and a great start for what hopes to be the new direction for DC animated movies. Focusing on Supes rather than Bats would be a fresh idea.
DC Animated movies are the only ones I still buy physical copies of. I'm not a huge Superman fan and another solo movie for him is so on brand for 2020 for ruining my day, but this was a fun watch with an interesting story and different(but not too different) animation style.
Parent guide: Not overly violent but does have fight/action sequences. *NON-PLOT SPOILER ALERT BELOW*
Lobo does use curse words three or four times, so do with that info what you want.
Would recommend. Already gave it to my brothers and friends!
Another retelling of the Superman story. Not bad, but Lobo steals the show! He's disgusting and hilarious all at the same time! The Martian Manhunter has become my favorite character. I hope that DC will give him his own animated movie! Overall it's a good movie with a more humane portrayal of Rudy Jones,( Parasite), and of course Lex Luthor is as villainous as ever.
I am glad they are still putting out these animated movies. Hopefully this is the start of a whole new continuity. It was a straight forward Superman story and they didn’t try to do anything so radical that it would divide Superman fans. It is simply a re-telling of the Superman origin for modern times. I appreciate that.