For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Animated Comic Book/Strip Movies, here’s a review of All Star Superman (2011) by Me
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Let’s see what I thought of this movie:
“Why, thanks, Lois. I don’t know where my self-esteem would be without you.” – Clark Kent
“Alone, in front of the TV.” – Lois Lane
Number of Times Seen – Twice (20 Feb 2018 and 26 Feb 2020)
Link to original review – Here
Brief Synopsis – After Superman discovers that he is dying, he decides to fulfill his dreams before his time on Earth ends.
My Take on it – This is by far my favorite animated super hero film and it has much to do with the fact that they find a way to break the mold of what we seem to know about Superman and create something quite original along the way.
The premise is superbly played out and they are able to show a scenario where Suuperman must find a way to deal with his own mortality which is something that hasn’t been explored beforehand.
The choice to have the character create his own “bucket list” is very profound and original and opens up so many story telling opportunities.
This is IMHO one of the very best superhero stories ever conceived because it finds a way to allow us to see something not shown before; the vulnerability of a seemingly invulnerable character.
The voice cast is great and James Denton, Catherine Hendricks and Anthony LaPaglia all do wonderful things with these characters and allow them to stand out even more than they usually do in the Superman stories.
Love the way that this film is able to take some of these characters down paths that have not been previously explored and they find a way to present things in a very realistic and genuine way.
This ends up changing the way that we all can look at a superhero story and that in and of itself is one of the reasons why this movie is so amazing to watch unfold.
Bottom Line – Amazing premise that works really well. The idea of having Superman deal with his own mortality while creating “bucket list” is so profound. This is one of the very best superhero stories ever conceived of because it lets us see the vulnerability of a character who is seemingly invulnerable. The voice cast is great with Denton, Hendricks and Lapaglia doing so much with these characters that make them stand out even more than they usually do. This film also is able to take the characters down certain paths that haven’t been explored before and the end result is something that works extremely well in completely changing the way that we look at Superman and that in and of itself is so amazing to see due to the originality of it all. Highly Highly Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Based on Grant Morrison’s magnum opus of the same name “All Star Superman”, was actually powerfully adapted by TV and comics writer Dwayne McDuffie. McDuffie a influential creator in his own right created the Static Shock character and wrote his stories in both comic and cartoon series form. (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy (10/10) (upgrade from original review)
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