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All-Star Superman (2011)

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After being poisoned by sun radiation, a dying Superman decides to fulfill his lifelong dreams while Lex Luthor has his own agenda.

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Sam Liu

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Jerry Siegel (character created by: Superman), Joe Shuster (character created by: Superman) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Denton ... Superman / Clark Kent (voice)
Christina Hendricks ... Lois Lane / Superwoman (voice)
Anthony LaPaglia ... Lex Luthor (voice)
Edward Asner ... Perry White (voice)
Obba Babatundé ... Judge / Bibliobot (voice)
Steve Blum ... Atlas / General Sam Lane / Astronaut #1 (voice)
Linda Cardellini ... Nasthalthia (voice)
Cathy Cavadini ... Floral / Cat Grant (voice) (as Catherine Cavadini)
Frances Conroy ... Ma Kent (voice)
Chris Cox ... Lead Agent (voice)
Alexis Denisof ... Dr. Leo Quintum (voice)
John DiMaggio ... Samson / Ultra-Sphinx (voice)
Robin Atkin Downes ... Solaris (voice)
Michael Gough ... Parasite (voice)
Matthew Gray Gubler ... Jimmy Olsen (voice)
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Storyline

While saving the crew of the first manned mission to the sun, Superman is poisoned by solar radiation. Dying, he decides to fulfill his lifelong dreams, while still saving the Earth from various threats. But when Lex Luthor reveals his latest plot to control the world, Superman must use his remaining strength to stop him. Written by page8701

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The Man of Steel Faces The Unltimate Sacrifice See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for sequences of action and violence, language including brief innuendo, and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 February 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

All-Star Superman See more »

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.77 : 1
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Trivia

The comic this movie is based on is regarded as the best Superman comic storyline there is. See more »

Goofs

Sampson is a Biblical figure, a leader of the Hebrew people. His power comes from is devotion to the Abrahamic God. He would never 'swear to living Zeus'. See more »

Quotes

Steve Lombard: "Superman Saves Mission To The Sun"? We don't know that yet, Lois.
Lois Lane: I already write Superman stories before they happen. If you don't know how big the sun is, go away.
Jimmy Olsen: It's 333,000 times bigger than the size of the Earth. I looked it up on my Superman signal watch.
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Version of Superman Returns (2006) See more »

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Not The Best Superman Story, Though, The Best Adaptation Of A Graphic Novel.
17 May 2017 | by stephenabellSee all my reviews

This is probably the best adaptation of a comic book to date. Director Sam Liu and writer Dwayne McDuffie take the best elements of Grant Morrison and Frank Quietly's graphic novel from the story, feel, and pace and bring them to the screen expertly with the help of the animators and the vocal talents of the actors.

The animation is up to the high standard of the Warner Bros. Animation but I cannot help but wish that the studio would catch up to the way that the comics are now being rendered in high intensive colours and shading. This would just add that extra oomph to the movie. They've done a good job of bringing Quietly's artwork to life. Their Superman is of the same mountainous physique as Quietly's but it's the subtleties of his artwork that add a depth of warm feeling adding to the reader's enjoyment.

That's about all I could find wrong with it. James Denton does a wonderful job of adding warmth and feeling to the man of steel in his final days. While Anthony LaPaglia adds a cool and calculating air to Lex Luthor. Edward Asner is perfect as Perry White.

The only reason this didn't make a full 10/10 is because it isn't the best Superman story, it's good, though I did have issues with it, such as the Sampson character and his sidekick which turns up. I found this to be an annoying and pretty irrelevant section and I still feel the same way after seeing it in the movie. I've never been able to understand why Morrison chose this character when there were so many others to choose from.

If you've read the graphic novel you don't need to see the movie, though you should enjoy it. If you haven't read the novel then check out the film if you like superheroes or animations, then read the novel, it's better.


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