Superman: Man of Tomorrow (2020) reviews and overview

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Superman: Man of Tomorrow is a 2020 American animated feature film in which Daily Planet intern Clark Kent takes on Lobo and Parasite when they set their sights on Metropolis.

Directed by Chris Palmer (Voltron: Legendary Defender) from a script by Tim Sheridan (The Death of Superman). Producers are Jim Krieg (Batman: Gotham by Gaslight) and Kimberly S. Moreau (Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles).

The cast voice includes Darren Criss (American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace) and Zachary Quinto (Star Trek franchise) lead a star-studded cast as the voices of Superman/Clark Kent and Lex Luthor, respectively.

The cast also includes Alexandra Daddario (We Summon the Darkness; Night Hunter) as Lois Lane, Brett Dalton (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) as Parasite/Rudy Jones, Ryan Hurst (The Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy, Remember the Titans) as Lobo, Ike Amadi (Mass Effect 3, Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge) as Martian Manhunter, Neil Flynn (Scrubs) as Jonathan Kent and Bellamy Young (Prodigal Son) as Martha Kent.

Superman: Man of Tomorrow introduces a new producing vision to the DC Universe Movies series, which now numbers 41 films over its thirteen years of existence. Supervising Producer Butch Lukic has a rich pedigree in DC animated productions, serving as producer on Constantine: City of Demons, Justice League Action and the Batman Unlimited franchise, as well as directing episodes of Justice League, Batman Beyond and Beware the Batman.

Reviews [click links to read more]:

“Regardless of story criticisms, Warner Bros. Animation’s latest offering is undeniably full of life compared to other DC animated movies. While the previous universe of titles explored a vast number of characters, it always felt moody and dark. This is a completely fresh step forward.” Flickering Myth

“Tim Sheridan delivers a fine script and all of it slots together very nicely. He uses characters that have been given little time in screen incarnations before such as Lobo and Parasite, both of whom get an excellent workout. There is also the surprise use of J’onn J’onzz, the Martian Manhunter, a character that used to be a regular superhero with his own title but these days has been relegated to the Justice League line-up.” Moria

“The animation, which is smooth and vibrant, a far cry from the muddy look and self-serious tone and weird collars of the New 52 aesthetic, feels designed in part to prove a point about these films veering off in a new direction now […] Palmer has delivered a Superman tale that understands and appreciates the character’s nerdy essence and pure values; a look at the Man of Steel’s whirring inner workings.” Ready Steady Cut!

” …director Chris Palmer and animation veteran Butch Lukic have developed a vibrant, smooth style for characters and landscapes that are very much in the wheelhouse of Archer – and it works brilliantly for Criss’ Supes and his supporting players, with the look of the movie making its moments and characters personable yet powerful, while the distinct visuals simultaneously distance Man of Tomorrowfrom previous Super-flicks.” Starburst

Release:

Superman: Man of Tomorrow will be released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital from August 23, 2020, and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack on September 8, 2020. Order via Amazon

Special features:

Lobo: Natural Force of Chaos Featurette
Martian Manhunter: Lost and Found Featurette
Look Back: Justice League vs. The Fatal Five Featurette
Look Back: Superman/Batman: Public Enemies Featurette
From the DC Vault: Superman: The Animated Series, “The Main Man, Part I”
From the DC Vault: Superman: The Animated Series, “The Main Man, Part II”
Movie trailers for Justice League Dark: Apokolips War, Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge, and Superman: Red Son
A Sneak Peek at the next DC Universe Movie — An advanced look at the next animated film in the popular DC Universe Movies collection

  

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