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Superman: Red Son
Production: Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment Adaptation: Comic Book Miniseries Genres: ... Episodes: ? Release Date:
February 25, 2020 (digital)
March 17, 2020 (4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray release)
Streaming: Amazon Prime, VUDU, Youtube, Google Play
Plot: Check out the official trailer for Superman: Red Son, the new animated movie from WBHE, based on the classic 2003 Elseworlds comic. The new film features the voice talents of Jason Isaacs as Kal-El, Amy Acker as Lois Lane, Diedrich Bader as Lex Luthor, Phil Morris as James Olsen, Phil LaMarr as John Stewart, Vanessa Marshall as Wonder Woman, Sasha Roiz as Hal Jordan, Roger Craig Smith as Batman, Paul Williams as Braniac and William Salyers as Joseph Stalin.
Based on DC’s famed Elseworlds tale from 2003, Superman: Red Son takes place in an alternate reality where the spaceship bearing the last survivor of Krypton crash lands – not in rural Kansas, but in Stalinist Russia. Can this Cold War-era Earth survive the coming of a Soviet Superman?
I was going to wait for DC Universe, the monthly subscription platform that has the movies and TV series but not all of it. I was trying to kill time while working on Anime Vice stuff.
I paid $5.99 to rent it on Amazon today. Thought of doing a review for fun. I'm a guy who prefers watching animated series and animated films. Not a comic book person. I don't know the original source material. I did a discussion thread since doing a review especially on a film with political ideologies might be too difficult.
My expectations for this film was dictator Superman and total war.
When I watched the film, it was less bloody and violent. Superman wasn't as violent or angry or evil. He was the protagonist of the movie and wasn't truly evil or good. Same goes for Luthor, Batman and the rest. Also, did not expect Wonder Woman or Batman or even Lex Luthor and Lois Lane being a married couple. While Superman took control of Russia from Stalin, he never tried to invade America or attack them while Luthor and America have attacked him 2 or 3 times.
The movie does portray both flaws of Democracy and Communism but towards the end, democracy ended up winning. I was prepared for bittersweet ending but it was pretty normal and happy. It ended with America lending aid with the fall of the Soviet Union.
With how much limited time we had in the film, it was hard to sympathize with Batman. I get why there were unrest in Russia but there weren't much atrocities under Superman in the film other than the mind control that Wonder Woman pointed out. The film did a good job of highlighting how pure and innocent Superman is which has very human flaws as Stalin and Luthor had convey.
One thing that was hard to believe was that Superman had access to Brainiac's technology which could have reduce the disparity in his country, famine and such. Yet, Luthor in America was able to reproduce a clone of Superman, remanufacture Green Lantern rings, in a turbulent America where we skipped Vietnam War and Civil Rights.
Oh yeah, the scene where Superman tried to punch Wonder Woman felt forced and unreasonable given Superman's personality and his relationship. Not much details on Luthor so it's up to interpretations on the morality of his actions.
Old Man Dream: Fun fact about The Rescuers: It has a dirty little secret you can find in older releases of the movie. (NSFW, as a heads up)
Oct 12, 2020 0:24:01 GMT
Taka: Didn't see anything until I read the description and comments. It goes by really fast. Edit: Someone really sneak in a picture. Edit 2: Tried pausing to find it. It's harder to track compared to REZERO's IF pictures
Oct 12, 2020 1:14:54 GMT
Old Man Dream: Set the playback speed on the video to 0.25x. Should make it easier to get a good pause on one of the two naughty bits. Both appear around 0:19ish in the video.
Oct 12, 2020 3:20:29 GMT
Old Man Dream: Just got done with The Rescuers. See if I can get a review for this up tonight or if not, sometime tomorrow.
Oct 13, 2020 1:22:11 GMT