The Death of Superman

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When a raging monster named Doomsday decimates the joint force of the Justice League, it’s left to the Man of Steel to stop this force of destruction in the most epic showdown in the DCAU.

THE GOOD

While Superman is apparently the star of the film (sorry Batman fans), the Death of Superman gifts us with a Justice League worth watching.

This League (unlike their live-action counterparts), try their absolute best to contain the situation before calling in the Big guns. And even though they were doomed to fail from the start, their effort was commendable.

BUT I DIGRESS

The Death of Superman wastes no time building up an emotional connection to the big blue guy in the sky. It not only displays the love and respect that the world held for him. But also shows the difficulties in the life of a guy who can literally walk on the sun.

These aspects of the film help humanize the Man of Steel. And when the end finally came, the loss was impactful.

THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN 

Doomsday (Credit: Warner Bros)

Doomsday does not disappoint. He is a force of rage and destruction that decimates the entire Justice League in minutes.
But it’s the fight scenes with him that really stood out, as it blends in the bloodiness of Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay and the emotional depth of a classic Superman story.

But asides the fights and the character depth, The Death of Superman flawlessly introduces new characters and sets up its sequel “Reign of The Supermen” coming out next year.

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VERDICT

While seeing Superman die yet again was tiring, The Death of Superman dwells on his legacy rather than his absence. And that’s what makes it so good.
THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN RATING

 

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