Release Date: February 25
Starring: Jason Isaac’s, Amy Acker, Vanessa Marshall, et al.
I hear from folks who’ve read the comics that ‘Superman: Red Son‘ is a strong adaptation. I can’t vouch for that, for obvious reasons, but I can tell you this – it’s a good story.
Imagine seeing a Russian Superman in live-action. A version of the Man of Steel that’s both villain and misguided hero, destined to be eternally confused. That’ll be the best gift we won’t be getting in a while, but we can take solace in the fact that this animated movie exists.
The Superman we get here has shed the many layers of his humanity (the Clark Kent part of him; arguably the best part) for the sake of duty.
To whom is this duty tasked, you may ask?
To his home country, the USSR, depicted to be in a constant flux of conflict with the USA.
At first, the latter is painted in a bad light, but like most outputs of Hollywood, this one, too, eventually pays its patriotism dues and, once again, crowns America the Savior.
I won’t say past that, to avoid revealing crucial spoilers. Go see this movie and come tell me what you think about it.
Rinzy’s Rating: 3.5/5
Directed By: Sam Liu