All-Star Superman (2011)
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Critic Reviews for All-Star Superman
Veteran superhero director Sam Liu sustains the thoughtful, reflective mood of the movie throughout.
A very good idea gets overwhelmed by an apparent need to throw in everything but the kitchen sink.
Audience Reviews for All-Star Superman
A Superman story outside of the canon that still uses most of the known elements of the character. It's big and audacious, and they truly throw in everything but the kitchen sink, often so much so as to dilute the intent. Nonetheless, a satisfying outing for Man of Steel fans.
Media seems obsessed with the death of Superman. He had a death in live-action film, Superman Returns, a death in Superman Doomsday and now another death in the animated adaptation of Grant Morrison's All-Star Superman comic book. The animated movie is a different version of the Superman character, much like the comics. The movie starts off with him realizing that he's dying and that Lex Luthor killed him. James Denton's Superman/Clark Kent is possibly the most lovable incarnation second only to Christopher Reeves's live-action portrayal. The loyal script and top notch acting imbues Superman with just the right level of noble superhuman grandeur mixed with a down to earth homely touch. He is the hero, and the farm boy at the same time. Similarly, Clark Kent's oafish demeanor is comedic yet sincere; his interview with Lex Luthor and subsequent escape from the prison riot caused by a supervillian's escape is possibly the most fun part of the entire movie.
"Doomed planet. Desperate scientists. Last hope. Kindly couple. Superman." Lex Luthor enacts his plan to rid the world of Superman, once and for all. Succeeding with solar radiation poisoning, the Man of Steel is slowly dying. With what little times remains, the Last Son of Krypton must confront the revealing of his secret identity to Lois Lane and face Luthor in a final battle.
All-Star Superman Quotes
|Lex Luthor:||"Einstein couldn't connect the gravitational force to the other three but if he could have seen this... it's so obvious, the fundamental forces are yolked by awareness. The mechanistic clockwork hinges on an impossible defiance of entropy; life. And the clockwork doesn't care." "You're embarrassing me beyond therapy." -Leave it to Grant Morrison to explain everything.|
|Lex Luthor:||Einstein couldn't connect the gravitational force to the other three but if he could have seen this... it's so obvious, the fundamental forces are yolked by awareness. The mechanistic clockwork hinges on an impossible defiance of entropy; life. And the clockwork doesn't care. You're embarrassing me beyond therapy.|
|Martha Kent:||forest hills|
|Martha Kent:||Forest hills.|