The Death and Return of Superman!

We’ve talked about this before: I’m not a big Superman fan. I’ve never read any of the Superman comics. I don’t think I’ve even seen any of the Christopher Reeve movies all the way through. (I might have, but it was definitely before I was six years old, and I only remember bits and pieces. We did own at least one of them — we taped it off of some movie channel — but I always fast-forwarded past it to watch Spaceballs instead.)

That being said — I don’t think it matters if you like Superman or not. It might not even matter if you really like superheroes or not. (Although it certainly doesn’t hurt.) I just watched Max Landis’s short, The Death and Return of Superman, for the first time, and it is HILARIOUS.

If you haven’t already seen it, I urge you to check it out. It’s low-budget theater with some high profile actors, and I giggled nearly all the way through it. Some of the faces you might recognize? Elijah Wood, Mandy Moore, Elden Henson, Jimmi Simpson, Ron Howard, and Simon Pegg.

Moral of the story: Superman ruined it for everyone. Don’t waste your time on him. Go watch Chronicle instead.

(Oh, and probably NSFW, at least for language, considering my favorite swear word of choice — that naughty one that starts with the letter f — is the fourth word said.)

One thought on “The Death and Return of Superman!

  1. Not bad. Kind of in the “he’s saying what we’re all thinking” kind of comedy rather than the better “I never would have thought of that” kind of comedy. Not bad, though. I haven’t read many Superman comics and far prefer the crazier stuff from the 50s and 60s – all the weird Kryptonite, travelling through time on a whim to have a picnic in the 31st century, that sort of thing. When I heard they were killing Superman I, along with I would think everyone else who heard about it, knew they’d bring him back. (Had I been around then, I wouldn’t have been shocked by Spock’s return either.) I thought this was funny, Superman’s reaction to the whole death thing . Fastforward to about 3:30.

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