Film Spotlight – Superman: Man of Tomorrow | DC Weekly

Superman: Man of Tomorrow

Man time flys when you’re having fun! The time has come for another edition of DC Weekly! This week we are going to be reviewing the newest film from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC, Superman: Man of Tomorrow. But first a question.

How much DC content does HBO Max have going on? First, you have all of the DC Universe series animated and live-action. Then you have the much anticipated Justice League Directors Cut that will be featured in four parts. Followed by the projects that are being overseen by J.J. Abrams, Matt Reeves, and now James Gunn. What an exciting time for DC fans! Add all of that to the feature films, the home releases, and The CW series. My hope (I’m not holding my breath) is that this sparks the curiosity of viewers to pick up the source material, COMICS! Now let’s talk about a film that was inspired by the series Superman: American Alien.

SUPERMAN: MAN OF TOMORROW REVIEW

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s, Superman: Man of Tomorrow, takes us back to the Man of Steel’s roots. This film is a lot different from some of the DC animated films that we have seen in the previous years. During the DC FanDome event producer, Butch Lukic talked about how they wanted this to feel like an independent film. One that was going to be more character-driven. With the goal of being different, director Chris Palmer also switched out the graphics, going to more of a comic book look. This gave the film a fresh take that worked in harmony with the story that they were telling.

This film really focuses on the early adult days of Clark Kent and Lois Lane. The film does a great job of showing us that Clark is fearful of how the world would react to an alien being among them. Something that I really appreciated was the focus they put on Clark, the man, the alien. Some of the best scenes in the film are when he is having conversations with his parents and Martian Manhunter. Lois Lane is just starting at the Daily Planet thanks to a scholarship from Lex Luthors company. As she is depicted in many films she is very driven as a reporter. But I also felt that she had quite the ego.

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Their worlds collide when an intergalactic bounty hunter named Lobo, shows up to hunt the last Kryptonian. Their battle causes a janitor to accidentally be turned into the creature that we end up knowing as Parasite. He has the ability to absorb the energy and abilities of anyone he touches. His battle with Lobo forces his coming out to the world. But he is not alone as the Martian named, J’onn J’onzz has been hiding among the humans. After helping with Lobo, J’onn reaches out to Clark and helps him learn about his Kryptonian past. Knowing that he would have to save the world, his mother Martha gifts Clark his first Superman suit. She makes it out of fabric that she found on his ship.

We are also re-introduced to Lex Luthor. The film does well in depicting Superman’s arch-nemesis as the snake he is. Regardless of who it is, he always uses everyone like ponds. Including Superman and even Lobo. If there is a quick lesson that Superman learns in this film, it’s not to trust Lex. Parasite is a great villain for this film as it forces Superman to use his intelligence and compassion over his strength. The battle scenes are not over the top and are very entertaining.

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Overall I felt like it was a solid Superman film that included many great character moments. Seeing some of the struggles that Clark went through as he was first wearing the red and blue. I would love to see a sequel film done in the same style. It would be interesting to see them venture into the relationship between Lois and Clark & Superman and Lex.

Superman: The Man of Tomorrow stars the voice cast of Darren Criss, Zachary Quinto, Alexandra Daddario, Brett Dalton, Ryan Hurst, Ike Amadi, Neil Flynn, Bellamy Young, Cristina Milizia, Eugene Byrd, April Stewart, Piotr Michael, Cissy Jones, and David Chen. The film was written by Tim Sheridan. Serving as producers on the film along with Lukic is also Jim Krieg, Kimberly S. Moreau, and Sam Register. The film is available now on Blu-ray/DVD as well as VOD.

Overall Grade: B

Have you seen Superman: Man of Tomorrow? Let us know what you think of the film in the comment section below! As always here are the top three DC books of the week. Although I will say that this week was tough as there were many great DC titles!

My Top 3 DC Comic Books Released 9/15/2020

3. Books of Magic #23
Written by David Barnett. Artwork by Tom Fowler and Craig Taillefer, with colors by Marissa Louise.

2. Dark Knights: Death Metal – Speed Metal #1
Written by Joshua Williamson. Artwork by Eddy Barrows, inked by Eber Ferreira, with colors by Adriano Lucas

1. Suicide Squad #9
Written by Tom Taylor. Artwork by Bruno Redondo with colors by Adriano Lucas

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