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Sunday, 13 September 2020

SUPERMAN: MAN OF TOMORROW, 13/09/20

SUPERMAN: MAN OF TOMORROW

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 Synopsis

A young Clark Kent works as an intern at the Daily Planet, while learning how best to save the city of Metropolis from arising threats, through his superhero identity, Superman

Cinema

Online Stream

Run Time

One hour, Twenty Six minutes (1h, 26m)

Movie Rating

100%

Age Rating

12 (Action / Adventure / Animation / Violence / Fantasy / Sci-Fi)

Cast

Superman / Clark Kent / Kal El – Darren Criss
Lois Lane – Alexandra Daddario
Lex Luthor – Zachary Quinto
J’onn J’onzz / Martian Manhunter – Ike Amadi
Lobo – Ryan Hurst
Parasite / Rudy Jones – Brett Dalton
Jonathan Kent – Neil Flynn
Martha Kent – Bellamy Young
Perry White – Piotr Michael
Maya / Petey / Kaylie – Cristina Milizia
Ron Troupe – Eugene Byrd
Mrs. Ross – April Steward

Movie details

Mid – Credits: No

End – Credits: No

Before the Review: Coronavirus continues to dominate the news, impacting people’s lifestyles. Moving on, the current list of countries added to the quarantine list for England includes Portugal, Hungary, Reunion, French Polynesia, Lesvos, Tinos, Serifos, Mykonos, Crete, Santorini, Zakynthos (Zante) and Gibraltar, the “rule of six” kicks in on Monday (14/09/20) due to cases rising and two cars (BMW and a Mercedes Benz) overtook a cyclist at 40mph in the early hours of morning into a dual carriageway, forcing an oncoming car to swerve out the way. Yikes...

Review: A somewhat retelling of the story of Superman, his origins is not retold for those thinking this is a complete reboot. It actually feels like a redirection that the production company would like to go in. Not that this is a bad thing, but reintroducing certain characters can feel like ideas have been exhausted. Lately, I have become a fan of Lobo. Whilst what I’ve seen of him in this movie and previously in the Krypton television series, which may be aimed at the more mature audience and not so much for children, your sense of humour will in a way need to be accommodating to his personality.

A few Easter eggs were dropped in the movie, in terms of characters and what to expect in future adaptations going forward, whilst there was heavy focus on Superman himself. Language and comedy is largely via Lobo himself, who is allowed room to come into his own, whilst he was heavily watered down in the earlier Superman animated cartoon series. His turn in the Krypton television series enabled me to see him differently and eagerly await his return within the DC animated movies (18 / Rated R anyone?), after seemingly becoming an anti-hero, including in the comics. Viewer discretion advised if watching with children.