All-Star Superman (2011)


“You know what happens when you take on Lex Luthor? The same thing that’s gonna happen to Superman.” – Lex Luthor

Number of Times Seen – 1 (20 Feb 2018)

Brief Synopsis – After finding himself dying following exposure to an overdose of solar radiation, Superman tries to do the things he always wished he had done before he succumbs to his impending death.

My Take on it – As a kid, I was always a fan of Superman comics and ever since I have tried to watch as many of the movies featuring the Man of Steel.

I was quite surprised that I had never seen or even heard of this one beforehand, but am extremely glad that I finally did.

The story is superb because it is quite innovative and original when thinking about what a character like Superman would do if he knew he was dying.

Yes, his “bucket list” isn’t very long, but as he tries to get through his list, he must deal with so many other issues that help keep the story moving along, while also keeping things fresh and enjoyable.

These are all things that he must deal with while also thinking about his own “humanity”.

The story seems quite plausible despite it being so “out of the box” and I am now quite excited to read the comics that this is based on.

I then hope to rewatch this film in order to get a chance to compare and contrast them.

For fans of Superman, this is truly a must-see!

Bottom Line – Excellent story that shows how Superman would react if he knew he was dying. The amount of things on his “bucket list” isn’t very large yet over the course of time, he must deal with lots and lots of different threats to Earth while contemplating his humanity. This is such an amazing idea and it works so well because it goes against everything we all think about Superman yet it seems plausible for this kind of storyline.  I have never read the comics that this is based on, but now am quite intrigued to do so. I can’t wait to actually see this again after having done so in order to be able to compare and contrast the two. Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The comic this movie is based on is regarded as the best Superman comic storyline there is. (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10)

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