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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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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: Superman viaja al sol 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

Based on Grant Morrison's magnum opus of the same name "All Star Superman", was actually powerfully adapted by TV and comics writer Dwayne McDuffie. McDuffie a influential creator in his own right created the Static Shock character and wrote his stories in both comic and cartoon series form. See more »

Goofs

There is no air on the moon so that Superman's cape should not blow in the wind when he took Lois Lane there. See more »

Quotes

Lex Luthor: Give it back. I saw everything. I saw how to save the world. I could have made everyone see. If it wasn't for you, I could have saved the world.
Superman: If it had mattered to you, Luthor, you could have saved the world years ago.
Lex Luthor: You're right.
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Version of Superman II (1980) See more »

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"If it had mattered to you, Luthor, you could have saved the world years ago."
23 August 2014 | by utgard14See all my reviews

My favorite DC animated movie to date, based off of one of the better Superman comic book stories from the last decade. Dwayne McDuffie does a great job of translating Morrison's work to the screen. A few things are changed and some parts omitted for time. One of the complaints I've seen from other reviewers is that it feels too rushed. I can understand that criticism. Frank Miller's Dark Knight Returns was four issues yet was given a two-part animated adaptation, clocking in at about two and a half hours combined. All-Star Superman was twelve issues yet this adaptation only clocks in at seventy-six minutes. It would have been nice had they given it more time, but I think they did good with the time they had. It moves at a brisk pace and, while there are a few small parts from the series I would have liked to see included, they did capture all of the big moments well. I watched it recently with a friend who has never read the comics. She enjoyed the movie a lot and had no complaints, so perhaps this is simply a problem among fans. Anyway, I would recommend you check out the comic series also, if you haven't already. Even if you're not a comic book reader you should enjoy it.


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