Genre Grandeur – Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman (2006) – MovieRob


For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Documentary Films, here’s a review of ??? (1995) by ??.

Thanks again to Quiggy of The Midnite Drive-In for choosing this month’s genre.

Next month’s Genre has been chosen by Samantha Ellis of Musing of a Classic Film Addict and it is Romantic Films

“This could include any movie with a romantic pairing as the central focus of the plot, be it a comedy, drama, horror, or what have you.”

Please get me your submissions by the 25th of Jan by sending them to romanticsam@movierob.net

Try to think out of the box! Great choice Samantha!

Let’s see what I thought of this movie:

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“I think at the end of the day everyone, they really wanna go on dates with Batman, but they want to live with Superman.” – Dean Cain

Number of Times Seen – Twice (23 Jul 2006 and 30 Dec 2018)

Brief Synopsis – A detailed look at the myth of Superman from its original incarnation in the 1930’s up until the present day.

My Take on it – This is an excellent documentary that gives us an overview of the wya that the character of Superman has evolved over the course of nearly 7 decades from its creating in the 1930’s until right after the turn of the Century.

They do a great job trying to explain why the character has been one of the most popular Superheroes over those years and why people constantly look to his character for inspiration.

This film gives us lots of interviews with various people who have been a part of the Superman mythos over the decades from the various media that have presented us with stories of his heroism in comics, cartoons, TV and in the movies.

They are able to deliver some very poignant stories about the various men who have portrayed this character and even manage to give some very moving stories about how their lives have been affected by their work.

We get some great perspectives on things which resonate throughout.

This is definitely a film for fans of Superman in order to get a much broader knowledge base of his history.

For those unfamiliar, this film will enrich their knowledge of the character allowing them to get a better understanding of why he is considered to be the ultimate force of good in the comic book or superhero world.

Bottom Line – Excellent documentary that shows how the character of Superman has evolved over the decades and tries to explain why the character has remained one of the most popular superheros for so many years.  Great interviews with lots of people connected with the various mediums that Superman has appeared to us in from comics books, TV and movies over the years.  Delivers some very poignant details about the various men who have portrayed this character over the years and parts are even quite moving when we get to see certain perspectives on it all. Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Bloopers from various Supeman productions, including a rare blooper from Marlon Brando, play during the closing credits. (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10)

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