On All-Star Superman

On All-Star Superman

Posted by on May 13, 2011 in Commentary |

AllStarSupermanI’m writing this with a lot of hesitation because first, this is a gaming blog so films don’t belong here. Second, this isn’t a review per se. At least, I don’t intend it to be.

All-Star Superman is a direct-to-video film adaptation of the comic book that ran from 2005-2008. It’s part of the DC Universe Animated Original Movies, a series that I’ve kept an eye on since it started with its first title, Superman: Doomsday. Unlike Doomsday, I haven’t read All-Star Superman’s comic book counterpart. I had no idea what it was about nor, more importantly, how it was going to end.

The film starts with Superman saving the first manned mission to the sun, developing a new power along the way. He finds out later on that this event has a consequence, one that even he won’t be able to fight.

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