Welcome to this short review! I watched this film a week or so. With DC Universe gone, it's back to renting films on Amazon. This movie is decent but not excellent enough for me to buy it physically. I have not seen a lot of Superman animated films especially with this one conveying Superman's origin story. I'm familiar with Superman's origins through the Kids WB TV cartoon series. The movie features Clark, his family, Lois, and Luthor while surprisingly, Parasite, Martian Manhunter, and Lobo. I was wondering why so many characters since this film is short. It makes me worry because when a superhero film does two villains, it will mess up the quality. Parasite is a major conflict but Superman uses his words when there is no way of defeating him. This version of Parasite is more an energy vampire that sucks people until they are empty husks. It's not a very graphic violent film. The film does keep things gray with Luthor, Parasite, and Lobo. Though, I feel the film is tackling too much. I didn't realize Lobo was the last of his kind. I'm not very well verse in comic books. I mostly consume animated adaptations of comic books. I feel the theme of last survivors of a race could have been its own film rather than tacked on to Superman's origin film or at least, expands Superman's film in meaningful way. The film tackles primarily xenophobia with aliens in how this young Superman was debating whether to reveal himself or not. We don't get much backstory on Martian Manhunter other than he was here before Superman and had been hiding ever since. He proposes to Superman to do the same. Not so much with Lobo. All we get is his action scenes and his vulgarity. Clark's family serves a major part compared to Lois who does a little bit in this movie.
Brief Superman origin story that focuses on Clark's new family heavily.
Features an unlikely alliance between Superman, Lex Luthor, and Lobo
Main Themes: Xenophobia
If you like grey morality, the movie does not feature black and white villain.
Tackle too many themes. The theme of last survivor of a race between Superman, Lobo, and Martian Manhunter is a missed opportunity to expand on.
Animation is not much to speak upon when comparing it to other DC films.
If you're looking for an animated superhero film to kill time, this movie is decent. It will not require any background information on Superman; however, the other characters such as Lobo and Martian Manhunter may leave new fans lost a bit.
Old Man Dream: Have bad news and good news regarding Pop Team Epic. Bad news, I didn't realize Tubi only had the first five episodes of the series on their site, so that's as far as I can go with it on there. Good news, Retro Crush thankfully has the full series up...
Aug 23, 2021 12:21:21 GMT
Old Man Dream: ...on their site, so I'll be watching the remainder of the series from there. Should be able to wrap it up by later this week, as I expect to be a little slower in my progression of it during the week.
Aug 23, 2021 12:22:18 GMT
Taka: That is bizarre for Tubi TV to only have 5 episodes.
Aug 24, 2021 3:09:21 GMT