If you’re a Superman fan, then you will not be disappointed with Superman: Man of Tomorrow. The film was directed by Chris Palmer and written by Tim Sheridan. Also, this film has an amazing cast, such as Darren Criss as Superman, Alexandra Daddario as Lois Lane, Zachary Quinto as Lex Luthor, Ike Amadi as Martian Manhunter, Ryan Hurst as Lobo, and Brett Dalton as Parasite.
The film is a different take on Superman’s origins. The story is about a young Clark Kent becoming the man we know today, Superman. Clark is trying to find his purpose in the world, and utilizing his powers to do good so he can show not all aliens are evil. He fights incredible foes such as Lobo and Parasite and meets someone who’s just like him named Martian Manhunter.
I enjoyed the different takes that they went with for this film. The use of Lobo in the movie by telling Clark he’s Kryptonian, telling Martian Manhunter he’s not the only Martian, being one of the reasons why Parasite was created, and helping with the final battle, was written incredibly well. I loved how Superman got his suit because it was Martha Kent who made it from the fabrics Clark slept within the ship as a baby. Also, the introduction of Martian Manhunter was awesome, and I enjoyed the scene where he helps Clark find out his origins about where he comes from.
The first time we saw Lex Luthor interact with Superman was genius. Lex getting Superman to trust him and find out how his powers work is just so evil, and I loved it. Parasite’s introduction to the film was sad. Seeing Rudy Jones trying to provide for his family just for everything to go south when Superman and Lobo were fighting, made me feel for him. Lois Lane was fun in this film. Lois was snappy, charismatic, and enjoyed how she convinced Clark that his name is Superman after Clark said many times that it wasn’t.
The art style of this film is incredible! The colors are vibrant, and everything just popped. The animation, especially during the fight scenes, was fluid and fantastic. This is the best looking DC animated film I’ve seen, and I would like to see DC continue to use this animation for future projects.
The cast for Superman: Man of Tomorrow did a great job. My personal favorites when it came to the voice acting are Clark, Lobo, Lois, and Martian Manhunter. Darren Criss as Clark/Superman sounded great, and I felt like he knocked it out the park. Ike Amadi has a deep and smooth voice, and every time he spoke, I think my heart skipped a beat. Alexandra Daddario gives off great energy for Lois lane, and she’s my second favorite Lois Lane since Dana Delany. Ryan Hurst, as Lobo, was perfect! Hurst’s Lobo sounded badass, and he cracked me up the majority of the film.
Superman: Man of Tomorrow is one of the best Superman films I’ve seen. The film deserves a sequel, especially since many things have been set up, and I would like to see it in another animated Superman film. I also want an animated universe to come out from this because it felt like a breath of fresh air, and I think Superman: Man of Tomorrow is a perfect start. Superman: Man of Tomorrow has a great team that cares about Superman, and it shows. I highly recommend you watch this film because you’re going to love it just as I did.
Superman: Man of Tomorrow is now available digitally and physical on Sept 8.