17 August 2009

Superman: The Last Son of Krypton (1996) - Film Capsule

Heroes: Jor-El / Superman

Villains: Brainiac / Lex Luthor

Diabolical Schemes: Brainiac contributed to the destruction of the Kryptonian civilization. Lex Luthor wants to double deal with his arms manufacturing, specifically with an iron-like man Suit (sound familiar?).

Coolest Moment(s): Preventing a plane crash (inspiration for Superman Returns?), Superman's intimidating first face-to-face with Lex, and hints of the Brainiac menace to come.

Worst Moment: Krypton looked so much cooler with crystals.

Review in 50 Words or Less: See, making a good Superman movie isn't that hard. This one does it with just over 60 minutes including origin, Smallville, and Metropolis. Laying the foundation for a fantastic series, this interpretation gave the Man of Steel back his dignity and gave Lex an eviler scheme than just real-estate shenanigans.

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