Home Entertainment Review: Superman: Red Son (Warner Brothers)

“You have always been my hope, my savior.” What if Kal-El had landed on a Ukrainian collective farm instead of  Smallville Kansas? Mark Millar had such a vision and Red […]

“You have always been my hope, my savior.”

What if Kal-El had landed on a Ukrainian collective farm instead of  Smallville Kansas? Mark Millar had such a vision and Red Son was born. Spanning between the years of 1953 and 2001 we get a nice mix of classic superheroes with real political figures such as Stalin and JFK.

Superman voiced by Jason Isaacs, started off defending the Soviet Union for Stalin until he found out Stalin was oppressing the very people Superman swore to protect.   After Destroying Stalin Superman took over as leader and swore to protect the earth with all he has. Luthor voiced by Diedrich Bader, in an attempt to bring down Superman to curb the fears of America he creates Superior Man who fought for Truth, Justice and The American Way. After his battle with Superior Man, we time Jump to  Berlin wall being torn down by Superman in 1961.

The time jump again brings us to 1966 with the introduction of Batman’s voiced by Roger Craig Smith a terrorist who vows to destroy the Soviet Union. Wonder Woman voiced by Vanessa Marshall joins the battle to take down Batman. Hal Jordon voiced by Sasha Roiz is asked to form a new military after the United States finds a Green Lantern ship.

The Story continues with Luthor becoming President and bringing America into a new age and attempts to bring the Soviet Union and Superman down. Using the powers of the Green Lanterns the attempt to destroy Superman fails and he takes the fight to America to destroy Luthor and finally bring peace to the world his way. In the end, Superman realizes the error of his ways and joins forces to destroy Brainiac voiced by Paul Williams, who the whole time was playing to Superman’s desires only to accomplish his will to control the whole planet.

After defending the world from total destruction Superman is considered dead however we see him in the classic Clark Kent look watching the retirement of Lex Luthor as President of the United States.

Although I am a huge Superman fan this is one story I had not read. After watching the movie I will pick up the TPB and read it.  If you have read the story or haven’t and are a superman fan this is a great movie to watch. Even with the huge time jumps there were no gaps in the story. The movie was well done and the story flowed well. I like the twist on classic stories told in a different way. Included with the Ultra 4K is a digital download, DC showcase short Phantom Stranger, two episodes from Superman Red Son The motion comic, and a sneak peek at the next animated movie Justice League Dark: Apokolips War. DC as always dominates the animated market. Grab it while you can.

Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, the feature-length animated film is now available on Digital, and arrives on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack on March 17, 2020.

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