“Dreams save us. Dreams lift us up and transform us into something better. And on my soul, I swear that until my dream of a world where dignity, honor and justice are the reality we all share, I’ll never stop fighting. Ever.” – Superman
Number of Times Seen – 1 (26 Mar 2018)
Brief Synopsis – Superman must deal with a new group of superheroes who have different ideas about how to defeat their enemies.
My Take on it – This is yet another DC/WB superhero movie based on a comic that works really well.
This time, Superman must weight his own “boy scout” ideals against the idea;s of a new group of “hawkish” superheroes called The Elite who believe that the villains must be killed and not imprisoned.
The themes brought up here are not ones that normally pop up in superheroes stories and are therefore really refreshing to watch.
The Elite don’t really have any unique kinds of superpowers but I liked the way that there attitudes about how to create a finality with the way to deal with villains are quite interesting to hear.
This is above all a Superman story, so we get to still see his patriotic and self sacrificing ideals shine through.
As with all of these films, the voice cast is quite good with George Newbern and Pauley Perrette great as Superman/Clark Kent and Lois Lane.
The action is done well and I liked the way that they constantly try to surprise us with twists along the way.
Bottom Line – Really interesting story especially because it deals with some very fascinating themes that are usually not even discussed in superhero stories. The superheroes who call themselves the Elite are not really anything unique when it comes to their powers, but their attitudes on how to finally stop villains is quite refreshing to see. We once again get to see how Superman’s pure idealism that is sometimes describes as those of a boy scout shine through. Nice voice cast also helps here. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Hat tells Superman his lucky numbers are “4, 8, 15, and…” before being cut off. 4, 8, and 15 are the first numbers in the recurring number sequence in LOST: 4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 42. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)
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