DC Comics presents "ALL*STAR SUPERMAN" (2010) ~ (76 min/Color) ~ Starring: James Denton (Superman), Anthony LaPaglia (Lex Luthor), Christina Hendricks (Lois Lane), Ed Asner (Perry White), Matthew Gray Gubler (Jimmy Olsen), Linda Cardellini (Nasthalthia Luthor), Frances Conroy (Martha Kent)
Directed by Sam Liu
Producers Bruce Timm and Bobbie Page, Co-producer Alan Burnett and screenwriter Dwayne McDuffie, brings writer Grant Morrison's graphic novel to the screen with great animation. Voice acting is quite good pulling panels and pages and inserting into this animated movie.
Being a fan of animation regardless if DC or Marvel, love when each reintroduces characters from the GOLDEN AGE OF COMICS. Film was quite good considering the area it must cover in this 76 minute adaptation, just couldn't fit the entire novel. cause they only have so much time.
Superman shows he's just as smart as Lex, which in some comics it is not shown...good to see it in this story. You can see that he connects with the rest of the world, showing why Superman is so well received all over the World. Great scene with Superman and Martha Kent (his Mother) --- Lois Lane plays her character as an equal to Superman, when she receive special powers from her MAN OF STEEL.
For product description and editorial review check this out on the Amazon site above my review.
1. The creative flow: incubating the idea with writer Grant Morrison. Detailed look at Grant Morrison's original sketches and ideas
2. Filmmaker commentary with producer Bruce Timm and Writer Grant Morrison
3. All-star Superman digital comic
4. Superman Now: How Grant Morrison revamped the man of steel for contemporary audiences
5. Green Lantern: 'Emerald Knights'. Preview DC Universe's next animated original movie
6. Explore the recent DC Universe animated original movie 'Superman/Batman Apocalypse'
7. Bruce Timm presents two bonus cartoons
Mr. Jim's Ratings:
Quality of Picture & Sound: 4 Stars
Performance: 4 Stars
Story & Screenplay: 4 Stars
Overall: 4 Stars [Original Music, Cinematography & Film Editing]
Total Time: 76 min on DVD ~ DC Comics/Warner Bros. Ent. ~ (February 22, 2011)