Superman: Man of Tomorrow (2020)

“You know what they are going to say, what we always said : the world is dangerous and unforgiving. If you are different ,special, you have two options: you can either ..” – Jonathan Kent

“..Either meet it head-on and accept the consequences or you can keep you head down and accept the consequences, there is no wrong choice, but…” – Superman

“But you have to make one.” – Martha Kent

“Why?” – Superman

“Because you are not our little boy anymore, becoming a man means making these choices for yourself, just be ready, because each choice, each action has consequences.” – Jonathan Kent

Number of Times Seen – 1 (21 Sep 2020)

Brief Synopsis – A young Clark Kent/Superman working as an intern for the Daily Planet tries to figure out who he really is when two aliens show up in Metropolis.

My Take on it – This is a film that I came across by accident and as a fan of superhero films, was quite intrigued to see another pseudo-origin story of the Man of Steel.

This film lets us see how his psyche is developed from a young age due to the xenophobic perspectives of people on Earth who both fear and remain concerned about aliens who might wish to invade our world.

This film is a journey of self discovery for Clark Kent as he delves into both the psychological and philosophical aspects of who he truly is.

The film utilizes the dialogue really well because we get to see how he forms his opinions based on conversations and debates that he has with various other characters who each have unique viewpoints on the subject.

This is a action packed story that is filled with numerous antagonists which remains ambiguous because we never know the real motives of these characters.

This adds so much suspense because we aren’t always sure who is friend and who is foe as well as what their true motives may be.

Loved seeing Lobo in this one!

As with many of the animation superhero films, they do a nice job with the vice cast which adds another level of these characters to this story line.

Bottom Line – Very intriguing origins story of Superman that allows us to see the various psychological and philosophical questions that arise regarding his self identity. The dialogue is great because we get to see how he forms his opinions via conversations with various characters who have differing opinions on the subject. The film is action packed and the multiple antagonists help raise the suspense level because one never quite knows for sure who is giving information due to self preservation or if they are being genuine.  The voice cast is quite good here and heps bring some unique feelings to this story. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The words «frag» and «bastich» were invented for the character of Lobo as to circumvent comic book censorship back in the 1990s. However, in this movie, Lobo frequently says the word «shit», making the self-censoring superfluous. However, «frag» and «bastich» have become iconic words of the character and therefore can’t be taken away without being unfaithful to one of the rudest characters in the DC Universe. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)


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