The Death of Superman (2018) Movie Review (The best Superman Movie in the last 8 years)

In 2007, the DC Animated Universe attempted to adapt one of Superman’s greatest comic book stories in Superman: Doomsday. While good it still felt like it was lacking.

In 2016, director Gawd Snyder decided to take a stab at it with BvS. We all know how that went.

Well I’m here to tell you about the DCaU’s second attempt at the story, and how they got it right.

Death of Superman Trailer

LETS GET THE MAJOR SPOILER OUT OF THE WAY…… Yes Superman does die in the movie. I mean it’s the name of the damn movie. (Sorry not Sorry)

Unlike Superman: Doomsday, this movie is set in the DCaU Continuity that started with Justice League: War, so this Superman is still young, and trying to find his way, all while still being a symbol of hope, (See Gawd Snyder you can still do both).

This Superman/Clark has built relationships, with the league, with the community, and in his private life (Jimmy Olsen/Lois Lane). The citizens of Metropolis (Bibbo/Hank Henshaw/John Henry Irons), and the world all admire and respect him, so that when the time comes he fully EARNED his Heroes DEATH. If you read the comic you’ll see all these elements, and come to also understand that this movie isn’t at all about his death but how he lived, how he inspired people. All this is setup in the first half of the movie.

The second half is where the action really kicks in, a meteor containing an imprisoned Doomsday crashes in the ocean, and from that moment on its a bloodbath, yes this is an animated feature but it pulls no punches. If you read the comic you’ll appreciate this movie for the way it handles the violence.

The Justice Leagues attempt to subdue the monster were ineffective, every hero tries and fails, Aquaman, The Flash, Cyborg, Green Lantern (Hal not Guy. I really wish it was GUY), Hawkman, even warrior Princess Wonder Woman (hers was extremely painful to watch).

When Superman finally enters the ring, the fight does not disappoint, there’s heavy destruction, but there’s also Superman who while fighting is still caring about the lives of everyone else (take that Man of Steel). The end of this movie is somewhat emotional, and as I said earlier, you can tell his death was earned, again when you see how the world reacts. It’s one thing to show the world reacting, it’s another to actually feel them react.

This movie does its best to cram all the characters, and give them a purpose, but I do have an issue with some of the characters and their purpose, particularly with Lex Luthor, I feel his character wasn’t up to par, with the story. On the other side, I absolutely adored the Kent’s, Ma and Pa Kent were a wonderful addition to the story.

This Movie told the complete story of “The death of Superman” unlike Superman: Doomsday, and told an amazing Superman story unlike Man of Steel, and BvS combined (Sorry Gawd Snyder fans).

This movie works even at the end with all 3 of its Mid-Credit scenes, they were amazing.

I give this Movie an ‘A’ and highly recommend it to Superman fans, and also anyone who wants to see BvS done right.

This movie is important because I feel like it lays the ground work for the future of DCaU, I mean the original Superman is back in the comics trunks and all, we might as well get the classic Superman back in the DCaU. Maybe he’ll return as that.

This is one of the better DCaU movies, and again one of the best Superman movies in the last 8 years.

MoeCrosby wrote this!

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FlashPoint: DC’s Next Best Film

Last month news broke out from Variety  that announced  John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein directors for the upcoming film Game Night and who also worked together on the screenplay for Spider-Man:Homecoming, will be taking on the role as directors for the long awaited DC film Flashpoint! 

Now when this news broke out many people reacted differently, and for the most part many of the fans were shocked by the news. Reasoning for why some fans were shocked is because both John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein were known to have worked on another superhero film Spider-Man:Homecoming, and for the most part a lot of DC fans felt uneasy by the news mainly because they felt the recent spider-man film was more of a comedy than a superhero film. With Flashpoint being wildly known for being one of DC’s darkest stories in history, some can understand why some fans felt uneasy. Others were happy at the fact that the upcoming Flash film finally had a director period, and that too is also understandable.

Now instead of giving you a whole article about how I feel about John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein taking on the helm as directors for Flashpoint, I’m instead going to give you my thoughts on why I think Flashpoint could be DC’s next best film and what can be done to make that possible.

The story does not need to be exactly like the comic book:

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Now usually when a beloved comic book story is being made into a film, fans tend to get worried and lash out sometimes because they’re afraid that the movie might not be exactly like the story they read as a child and in all honesty I think it is great thing that, for Flashpoint to not end up exactly like the comic book storyline, but to instead take inspiration from it, and create something new and inviting to both old fans and new.

If films were exactly like the stories we read in books, then there wouldn’t really be a point in seeing the film, because as a fan you probably will know what is going to happen which might ruin the surprise factors for the film. On top of that, studios will have trouble grabbing the attention of people who don’t know anything about the source material and don’t gravitate to the original stories in the book. Giving original content can a lot of the times open opportunities for new and amazing stories to be told. And I think that’s what this film needs to do which is, be different and be its own thing entirely while taking inspiration from past stories.

Fantastic introduction for Reverse Flash: 

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In the flashpoint comic book storyline, Reverse Flash is eventually revealed to be the villain, but has already shown to have come into contact with barry once before already. Something Flashpoint can do is set up its storyline different from the comics where instead of barry allen being the cause of flashpoint, we can have professor zoom be the cause instead. We can have barry thrust into a new reality due to reverse flash and have him play the mystery figure that is tipping things out of balance, and it later could be revealed in the third act that not only does other speedsters exist besides barry, but the reason reverse flash takes on these actions is because he comes from the future to ensure he becomes the one and only flash by erasing barry’s present reality forcing barry to race against time to stop him before the changes become permanent.

I think this idea works because not only does it surprise fans who are familiar with the graphic novel, but it can also cause an interest in the audience to want to know more about the other speedsters, the speed force, and barry allen’s world as a whole as well.

The True Flash:

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In the graphic novel storyline, Barry Allen is already shown to many viewers to have already taken on the mantle as The Flash. This film can have Ezra Miller’s barry allen continue from the young student he was in Justice League, to eventually transforming into the barry allen that becomes more understanding of his powers, and more aware of why his abilities need to be taken seriously to prevent certain situations from happening such as the one reverse flash causes in this film. Seeing Ezra’s Flash being introduced into a new reality while taken on a villain who has the same abilities as him for the first time, can come off as a surprise to the audience and seeing how he deals with all these ramifications could allow for a student becoming a master sort of story, that I think can be really cool.

Last thoughts:

I think the two directors helming this film can pull off something amazing, and really give both new and old fans a movie that can have a serious tone to it similar to Inception or Looper, but also have fun elements added to it as well. I’m not familiar with all of the work done by both John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, but I did enjoy what they did with Spider-Man:Homecoming, and their recent film Game Night is also said to possibly be one of the reasons as to why Warner Brothers approached them in the first place, because of the serious film it was along with fun elements mixed with it. I hope you all enjoyed this article. I thought with the recent news that came out today from collider, discussing this film and the possibilities that can come with it would be a cool idea to do. Let me know what you think about the recent news circling this film. Have a great day everyone!

If you want to read up on more of the recent news concerning the Flashpoint film check out the links below:

Warner Brothers announces directors for Flashpoint: https://www.google.com/amp/variety.com/2018/film/news/flash-movie-directors-john-francis-daley-jonathan-goldstein-1202665854/amp/

Flash directors reveal how they landed the job: http://collider.com/flashpoint-directors-explained-john-francis-daley-jonathan-goldstein/

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JUSTICE LEAGUE [SPOILER REVIEW] FT LU

Justice League Movie Review with SPOILERS today! MoeCrosby with the assistance of Lu from Draw Four The Podcastgive a full review of Justice League in 2017! Ending explained! End Credits! Easter Eggs! Superman comes back from the dead thanks to the mother box and fights the league! Bruce and Diana fight over Steve Trevor! Green Lantern tease!

We assess the Movie based on the Villain, Characters, Superman’s return, Action, Score (Soundtrack), and even the Jaded Rotten Tomatoes Score.

This is a good one so Sit back, relax and as always #Welcome2ThePlanet

 

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE 2017 [SPOILER-FREE] REVIEW #ALLIN

#JUSTICELEAGUE Drops Friday.. GO SEE IT.. IF YOU WANT TO FEEL LIKE YOU’RE WATCHING AN EPISODE OF THE JUSTICE LEAGUE ANIMATED TV SHOW YOU WILL FEEL THAT WAY…. THERE’S SOOOOO MUCH TO TALK ABOUT BUT THIS IS A QUICK SPOILER FREE REVIEW FOR THE MOVIE…

 

#JUSTICELEAGUE Fan Screening 1st Impression…. [Spoiler FREE]

I was among some of the Lucky fans who got to screen #JusticeLeague last night… I can’t say much. All I know is I was transported to my room on Saturday morning watching a great Episode of the Justice League animated show, or even Batman TAS. I am a Superman Fan so you know I watched the Superman animated show..

Watch the Video for the 5 THINGS THAT WOULD MAKE JL GREAT… I WAS SATISFIED BECAUSE THEY HIT ALL THOSE POINTS!

STORY: TIGHT AND TO THE POINT.. DIDN’T MEANDER or HAVE UNNECESSARY POINTS

CHARACTERS: THEY WERE ALL GOOD, BUT CYBORG OMG RAY IS A STAR. TEAM DYNAMIC WAS GOOD.

SCORE: DANNY ELFMAN DID HIS THING

So much I want to Say but I will stay off this because SPOILERS…

FINAL THOUGHTS: GO SEE THIS MOVIE, YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID!

 

PS Can’t wait for Patrick to see it.

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