Inspiring, educational, heartfelt and heartwarming, my only complaint is it wasn’t nearly long enough; this could/should be an entire mini-series.
That photo of ‘Super-Cage’ my pals and I made fun of in grade-school has a rich and fascinating history; who knew?
An informative and well-paced documentary, with a dozen interesting interviews that covers Tim Burton’s Superman ‘99 from the ground up and back down 6 feet under.
While I lament what could have been with Jordorowski’s Dune, I now know that if given a chance to see a failed, high-concept project retroactively completed, I’d champion ‘Superman Lives’.
Couldn’t possibly have been worse than B&R, or Catwoman, or BvS:DoJ, or any other live action DC movie made after Batman ‘89.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Aside from the beat-for-beat mirroring of the original film seriously deflating the drama and suspense, I rather liked this episode.
However, the story is like a coincidence got in a wrestling match with fate and the punch-up crew from the MCU was commentating. And, I get why they did it and the end result could be the best set-up for a budding "new" franchise, but still kinda dodgy.
I really want an explanation for why R2 happened to "come to"…
OMcG, a good movie?!?! Yes, yes it is! It's a funny, violent, post-modern, horror-comedy almost*-masterpiece. I'm shocked, and in the rare good way. Now, I'll ask for something I've cursed multiple times in the past, can we get a McGquel?
*Nix the (always) unnecessary flash-call-backs... seriously, filmmakers need to start trusting their audience to remember the shit they've already shown us. However, I'll give this film a break for eventually changing the hand-fed barrel of Chekhov's gun into a literal hand-job joke.
Edit: Stay for the credits!