All-Star Superman 2011 PG CC

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Fueled by hatred and jealousy, Lex Luthor masterminds an elaborate plot to kill the Man of Steel - and it works. Poisoned by solar radiation, Superman is dying.

Starring:
James Denton, Anthony Lapaglia
Runtime:
1 hour 17 minutes

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All-Star Superman

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Genres Science Fiction, Action
Director Sam Liu
Starring James Denton, Anthony Lapaglia
Supporting actors Anthony LaPaglia, Edward Asner, Obba Babatundé, Steve Blum, Linda Cardellini, Cathy Cavadini, Frances Conroy, Chris Cox, Alexis Denisof, John DiMaggio, Robin Atkin Downes, Michael Gough, Matthew Gray Gubler, Finola Hughes, Kevin Michael Richardson, Fred Tatasciore, Arnold Vosloo
Studio Warner Bros.
MPAA rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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I recommend you read the comic this is based off of.
Anonymous
Central story line is also weak, with one of the weakest ending, not at all satisfactory to the viewer's expectation, no real conclusion.
T. Hoang
The animation is very good and so is the music, there is plenty of great action here and a great ending.
John Lindsey

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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By John Lindsey VINE VOICE on March 2, 2011
Format: Blu-ray
Lex Luthor (Anthony Lapaglia) had made a plan to poison Superman (James Denton) with solar radiation as the man-of-steel is dying. He has weeks to live as he must fulfill everything he's always dreamed of including revealing his secret identity to Lois (Christina Hendricks) and must do everything he can to live his life through the weeks of dying for he also must do battle against his old foes besides Lex like Parasite (Michel Gough, Atlas (Steve Blum) and even Samson (John Dimaggio).

Nicely done adaptation of Grant Morrison's graphic novel is an emotional and exciting Superman animated adventure and one of the better DC animated movies. The designs are quite different on the characters as if they appeared to look more like Peter "Aeon Flux creator" Chung's designs and i also like how this was the first appearence of Superwoman to appear. The animation is very good and so is the music, there is plenty of great action here and a great ending.

This Blu-Ray offers crystal picture and sound quality with terrific extras like featurettes, commentary, all-star Superman digital comic, sneek preview of "Green Lantern Emerald Knights" and two bonus Superman episodes.
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34 of 45 people found the following review helpful By M. Adams on February 24, 2011
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I never read the comic series of All-Star Superman so I didn't no anything about it except what I saw in the trailers. I saw Public Enemies and Apocalypse, the Superman/Batman team-ups, they were very good. The mood and the action in the story were driven by emotion and that was something I've never seen in a superhero story before, it was true to the character of who Superman is in my mind. It's heart felt, its funny, it has action and romance, its one of the best works from Dewayne McDuffie who recently deceased. The best Superman story I have ever seen a must for your collection.
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20 of 27 people found the following review helpful By ONENEO VINE VOICE on August 28, 2011
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Allow me, for the sake of justifying my complaints about this piece from the onset, to say that I am a subscriber to the theory that the DCAU crew is responsible for the absolute best incarnations of the DC comic characters of all time. Whenever I begin to burn out on the whole animated comic hero industry, a trip to my Batman the Animated Series collection or through a few Justice League Unlimited episodes are all it takes to remind me of everything that is right about the concept of turning static comic panels into animated life.

That said, I've noticed many of the crew responsible for the aforementioned properties (Bruce Timm, Alan Burnett, the late Dwayne McDuffie and company) have since shifted gears from weekly serial production to animated feature film work exclusively. While a few of these features have been pretty darn impressive (I enjoyed Batman: Under the Red Hood, Superman/ Batman Public Enemies and Justice League Crisis on Two Earths to mention a few) but All Star Superman is one of the oddest animated films I've encountered, DCAU or otherwise, in quite some time.

All-Star Superman, on which this picture is based, is a twelve-issue comic book series featuring Superman that ran from November 2005 to October 2008. The series was written by Grant Morrison, drawn by Frank Quitely, digitally inked by Jamie Grant and published by DC Comics.

The film incarnation is actually the tenth in the DC Universe Animated Original Movies line released by Warner Premiere and the first in the line that is rated PG (as opposed to the usual PG-13 rating).

The plot goes like this: Dr. Leo Quintum and his P.R.O.J.E.C.T. Team are exploring the Sun when they are sabotaged by a booby-trapped, genetically enhanced Lex Luthor clone.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Anonymous on February 4, 2013
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The major problem with ALL-STAR SUPERMAN is that it tries too hard to emulate the original 12-part storyline, but without the creativity or pacing that storyline contained. Grant Morrison was able to take several seemingly random & quirky plot elements, and make them work because he's just that good of a writer. It also didn't hurt to have Frank Quitely as an artist.

Unfortunately, you had people on this film who simply read the comics at face value and attempted to make a carbon copy animiated film out of them. And not suprisingly, it just doesn't work. The subplots come across as out-of-place and it takes away the emotional impact of the central storyline and conclusion. None of it really felt connected. It also didn't t help that the voice acting is very uninspired - as if the actors were just reading their lines as they come across a teleprompter.

So why give it 3 stars? Because I do applaud them for NOT deviating from the source material as they did with SUPERMAN: DOOMSDAY. There is a strong effort to stay true to the original storyline, even if they didn't execute it properly. And the animation is outstanding in spite of the poor pacing.

My recommendation would be to try and watch this via NETFLIX, and not necessarily waste money on the individual BLU-RAY or DVD.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By PenName1 on April 29, 2012
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I didn't have the same emotional connection some wrote about, but felt this was very well done considering the increasingly annoying run-time limitations the WB imposes. The primary reason I didn't connect is that movies worth watching need more time to develop (especially one that attempt serious subject matter). Big reveals are meaningless when there's no time to let them sink in, and react naturally. How can you seriously appreciate anything with rushed progression?

That being said I think this is one of the very best DCAU movies to date. I didn't think I'd like the look of this movie (felt the preview art was soft, etc), but quickly took to it and the voice acting was excellent (including the first Lois Lane I liked that wasn't Dana Delany). Overall, in good company with Under the Red Hood, BB Return of Joker, JL Doom, and Wonder Woman.

I would have loved to see how Dwayne McDuffie could handle the subject with more time, but considering WB seems to find little merit in the storytelling benefits of longer DCAU features, this will be a about as good as they get. Recommended.
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