In this semi-drunk movie about Superman's death, Elijah Wood is Cyborg Superman

Remember when the Man of Steel died and came back in the 1990s? Well, this is the closest we're going to get to a live-action Death of Superman movie. And it's kind of amazing.

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Max Landis (the son of famed Animal House director John Landis and screenwriter of Chronicle) has released The Death and Return of Superman, an entertaining, whisky-fueled 17-minute short detailing that bizarre 1990s storyline. And all of your favorite heroes are here, like Bloodwynd, Eradicator, and the Guardian!

Also featured are Mandy Moore as Lois Lane, Elijah Wood as Hank Henshaw, Simon Pegg as John Landis, and some other surprises. Hat tip to Ryernl.

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GrendelKhan
Erik Sofge

Obviously awesome, though I agree with the complaints about the oversold "moral" of the story, the death of death, etc.

I appreciate the urge to have a concrete ending to something so long, a "takeaway," or what have you. But I think a more accurate one would have been simply that we were all duped, the entire country, because of the mainstream media coverage, despite the fact that no death is permanent in comics (since they're inherently dumb, let's face it)...and that, to some extent, the media falls for it time and again. Captain America's much-hyped death following the Civil War deal turned out to be utter bullshit, too, though in that case, none of the nerds were surprised.

So I would have presented it as kind of a brilliant, if shitty, heist. But like all Hollywood heists, no one really walks away unscathed, and maybe everyone's worse off for it.