Monday, February 6, 2012

The Death and Return of Superman

HAPPY MONDAY!! You're all back to work even though your geeky universe is spitting out new toy images at a remarkable pace, leaving you pretending to do work while you drink this in and watch all the Super Bowl commercials and trailers you didn't see because you're not sporty.

We get you.

To add to your distractions, we present "The Death and Return of Superman", a purely educational film created by Max Landis, one of our favorite people who COINCIDENTALLY just had his film Chronicle open in theaters across the planet! How's that for timing? This short film explains the events surrounding the diabolical Death of Superman story line, taking you on a magical journey INTO the comic itself while simultaneously giving you a glimpse into the minds of the DC executives involved in the comic's..umm...birthing. We'll go with birthing. As this is an epic tale, Max recruited his buddies to help out. The Death and Return of Superman stars Elden Henson, Elijah Wood, Mandy Moore, Morgan Krantz, Simon Pegg, Chris Hardwick, Misti Dawn, Jimmi Simpson, little Ronny Howard, Max Landis (as Max Landis) and many, many more. This is NOT a 5 minute movie, so keep this in mind when you hit play. You're gonna want to take this in all at once.

Max comments "The original rant was 45 minutes long, so of course we had to cut a bunch of stuff out for time, and because it was just too stupid. Like for instance the part where Pa Kent dies of a heart attack and literally GOES TO HEAVEN. AND SEES SUPERMAN. If I saw this video, I might nerd rage out so hard. But luckily I made it, so I'm pretty happy. Really I'd hope people just are with me, and happy that Guy Gardner and Bloodwynd get to be in a movie."

This is the funniest thing I've seen all year. I know it is only February...but I'm confident enough to make that bet right now.

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