Saturday, February 26, 2011

Supes is Back on the menu boys!

All-Star Superman (Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)Another release from Warner bros, but this time it's supes, and a fine adaption of the original comic series of the same name by Grant Morrison, and Frank Quietly.    I really enjoyed the movie, but as is the usual, not as much as the comics.    This is probably the best superman movie that you'll of seen in a long time, and if you do pick it up, you've gotta pick up the Blu-ray version, if anything, because of the extra's which include a lengthy interview with a passionate Grant Morrison.

The low down on the movie is this ... Superman is dying, thanks to the nefarious Lex Luthor, and the movie is filled with vignettes during the time Superman is dealing with this.    I'm not going to say anymore.

My main problem with this movie, is not the quality.   Not the voice acting, though Superman's voice seems a little "relaxed" or monotone ... but even that makes sense in context of its style.   Basically it's length.   Why would you cut down the movie to 75 minutes when there is so much more to tell?   Most notably missing is a 'Bizarro incident'.   I find this true with alot of animated movies, for some reason film studio's don't think the audience can handle a 100 min. or the unthinkable 120 minute animated film.  Strange.

Anyway, this is a great movie, 8 outta 10, and is my favorite supes film ever with lex luthor in it.   There is a reason that Luthor is the best villain for superman, because he embodies the worst things about us, while superman is the kind of person that we would like to think we are.

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