Superman: Red Son (2020)

dir. Sam Liu. Fascinating concept, what if Kal-El had landed in the Soviet Union instead of the USA. The first half is brilliant, and feels like a logical exploration of the core idea. Then too many characters are introduced, and it devolves into any generic superhero film. Some wonderful art direction, but the animation is often very weak. I would love to see a live action adaptation that changes the plot of the second and third acts into something more sophisticated. 

By Nicholas Hudson-Ellis

Co-Founder & Film Programs Manager of Bangkok Screening Room.

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