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I can't imagine why it hasn't been theatrically released yet. It's got
a great ensemble cast, with Sutherland, Lane, and especially Chris
Evans doing spectacular work. Wake up, studio execs!
The story is based upon the experiences of the author/screenwriter, growing up as the "poor kid" in an extremely affluent community, where class is everything, and makes a difference in every aspect of life, from clothing to justice.
During the film's Q&A, the author was asked about his experiences, and particularly what we don't know about the ultra-rich. He said they aren't stupid, they're very smart (as opposed to how they may portray themselves), they've got plans, and they are a threat!
In many ways, this film is extremely timely.
Originally titled, "Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes," the "Boy"
became Superman, reportedly due to the recent verdict in the "Superboy"
rights case between DC and the Siegel estate. With that in mind, they
did a great job of explaining who the Legion is, without an origin
story, and while it's not exactly "Adventure" #247, the spirit is all
there. The design of the Fatal Five was great, and they're all used
effectively, as are the Legionnaires. Triplicate Girl's "tri-jitsu"
really comes alive, and Bouncing Boy was made for animation! The
psychic rings of Saturn, emanating latitudinally from Imra's head is a
great visual, and while I'd not have taken Brainiac 5 in this route,
being a "transformer" who may be an up-grade of the original Braniac,
turned good works really well here. I'd have liked to have seen more
Legionnaires, but there are more in the opening, and the Mission
Monitor Board symbols suggest that we can, and hopefully will, see any
of the others, at any time.
Now if IMDb can just get the credits for the show updated!!!