Saturday, 26 January 2019

Reign of the Supermen ★★★☆☆


‘Reign of the Supermen’ is the latest DC animation, which follows on from ‘The Death of Superman’. Taking place 6 months afterwards, the residents of Metropolis have come to accept that Superman is no longer with them but are still contemplating whether or not superheroes are needed in the city. Four new superheroes have appeared out of the blue with the intent of taking off over from Superman – cringe-worthy and prepubescent DNA lovechild clone of Superman and Lex Luthor (Rainn Wilson), Superboy (Cameron Monaghan), the mysterious Cyborg Superman (Jerry O’Connell/Patrick Fabien), the relentless and unforgiving The Eradicator (Charles Halford), and the armoured Steel (Cress Williams). Much of the media are ready to praise the four for looking after their city, but some are sceptical of whether they can be trusted.


There’s a lot more to the plot than just this of course, as an imminent threat looms over the city and the real Superman isn’t there to sort it out. Both Lois Lane (Rebecca Romijn) and Wonder Woman (Rosario Dawson) get together to suss out what’s going on with the emergence of the new superheroes, and the Justice League struggle to keep the city safe. Superboy struggles with his identity after discovering that he is a clone, and Lex Luthor even begins to redeem himself slightly. It’s all too much for 90 minutes though which is a shame – the storylines are all interesting and developed as well as they can be within such a short space of time, but they really do need more of it to flourish. The directors really seem to have gone for quantity over quality here, and it means that precious character-building scenes such as when Lois Lane and Wonder Woman bond over their love interest-relationships with Superman are few and far between, with fast-paced action taking precedence.

It still does a better job than ‘The Death of Superman’ though and is fairly accurate to the comic apart from the end, which is changed presumably to match up with everything else that’s going on within the universe. The animation is good, but not incredible, and the action scenes are exciting to watch and quite slick. Sometimes action scenes in animation feel repetitive and predictable but I didn’t get this from ‘Reign of the Supermen’. There’s also some interesting exploration of vigilantism, questioning whether vigilantes can really be trusted, and the negative aspect of following the crowd and blindly following others. “Be your own superhero” is the message that’s ricocheted between characters, which is empowering in a sense and reminds us not to rely so heavily on others like the residents of Metropolis have come to do.


It’s understandable if you’re not 100% happy with ‘Reign of the Supermen’, especially if you’re a comic book fan – it left me feeling like I’d watched a featurette of the story, without being given the opportunity to really scratch beneath the surface. The backstory isn’t really explored which is a real downfall and some characters feel unnecessary, but what is shown to the viewer is exciting and gripping as a storyline, even if it’s not as emotionally charged as it should have been. 


★★★☆☆
Hannah Read

Reign of the Supermen at CeX




Get your daily CeX at

Google+ Instagram Twitter YouTube Facebook
And now Snapchat!

Digg Technorati Delicious StumbleUpon Reddit BlinkList Furl Mixx Facebook Google Bookmark Yahoo
ma.gnolia squidoo newsvine live netscape tailrank mister-wong blogmarks slashdot spurl

4 comments:

  1. تفاوتی که آژانسهای خودرو با اجاره خودرو دارد اغلب در نحوه در اختیار قرار دادن خودروست.آژانسها خودرو را با راننده در اختیار مشتی یا مسافر قرار می دهند اما در اجاره خودرو، ماشین می تواند هم با راننده و هم بدون راننده در اختیار مسافر یا مشتری قرار بگیرد.البته صنعت اجاره خودرو به طور کلی تشریفاتی تر از آژانسهای خودرو هستند و اغلب خودروهای لوکس را اجاره می دهند و برای اینکه بتوان جنبه تشریفات کار را حفظ کرد باید خودرو را بدون راننده تحویل مشتری داد.اغلب مشتریان نیز خودرو را بدون راننده می خواهند. اکنون در تهران- اصفهان- شمال ایران شامل مازندران و گیلان- کرج و استان البرز و به طور کلی در اقصی نقاط ایران صنعت اجاره خودرو خصوصاً بدون راننده جا افتاده و متقاضیان زیادی دارد.

    ReplyDelete
  2. tourism in iranhas been affected by many political, social and economic factors in the recent decades. But what is important is that Iran tourism is growing these days.
    tehran tour guide , By the development of the media, Iran is now well known in western countries and lots of tourists travel to Iran annually. However, travel to iran has the potential to have much more visitors.
    friendly iran travel agency is very extensive; the magnificent touristic sights and attractions can be found in every corner of the country. You can choose to hike and ski in the Alborz mountains or see the nomadic life in Zagros mountain chain.
    A beach trip in south by the Persian Gulf and or in the north by the Caspian Sea could be another choice. But among all major tourist attractions, they are eager to have a deep journey in the pure and rich history and culture of Iran.
    Private Iran Tours 2019, Mostly central and western part of Iran are where you can find magnificent monuments that reflects the history of different eras and dynasties.
    You can ask us to design an itinerary for you based on your time, interest and budget or you can design and customize your favorite tour to Iran. Whether as a solo traveler or as a couple or in the company of your family and friends, PERSIAPSSENGER can provide you the best tours to iran from australia.
    Tour packages to Iran, Iran is known as a culturally rich country with hundreds of historical monuments that reflect the history and culture of the era they are built in.

    ReplyDelete
  3. آیا در مورد این که وب سرور چیست و وب سرور چیست و چگونه کار می کند و این که وب سرور به زبان ساده چیست اطلاعی دارید؟ درباره این که وبلاگ چیست و اصول وبلاگ نویسی و انواع وبلاگ چیست خبر دارید؟ آیا میدایند که دامنه چیست یا میزبان دامنه چیست و یا انواع دامنه چه می باشد؟ می دانید که هاست چیست یا این که هاست چیست و چه کاربردی دارد و انواع هاست به چه صورت است؟ در مورد وب پیج خبر دارید که وب سایت چیست و معنی سایت چه می باشد؟ در مورد ثبت سایت در گوگل و ثبت وب سایت یا حتی مشکل ثبت سایت در گوگل اطلاعی دارید؟ در مورد لینک بیلدینگ که بدانید بک لینک چیست و انواع بک لینک چه می باشد خبر دارید؟ با راه های افرازیش بازدید سایت و حتی آموزش افزایش بازدید سایت و ربات افزایش بازدید سایت آشنایی دارید؟ آیا اطلاعی دارید در رابطه با پیداکردن کلمات کلیدی و کلمات کلیدی در سئو و لیست کلمات کلیدی به چه صورت است؟ در مورد افزایش رنک الکسا و آموزش افزایش رتبه الکسا و همینطور کد افزایش رتبه الکسا اطلاعاتی دارید؟

    ReplyDelete