Superman Man of Tomorrow Analysis | Video Essay

10 Okt 2020
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Superman Man of Tomorrow is about a man who enjoys thinking about tomorrow, so in that regard, he's like all of us; daydreaming about getting deadlines done, having some spare time and not worrying about getting an anal fissure from clenching too hard.

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  • Alright, I'm going through an experimental phase with these video essays, where I'm trying to make them clearer, research focused and slightly more personality driven, so bear with me if they get boring or uneven in tone. Anyways, the next video essay will be on Amazing Spider-Man 2, which is the penultimate episode of the Comparing Spider-Men series :)

    Implicitly PretentiousImplicitly Pretentious3 bulan yang lalu
    • @DogsDreamToo But who is the Judge, Jury, and Executioner? Some Hyperpowered Alien? A rich guy with a bullet proof suit and butt load of toys? Some guy with a magic ring? We never see the trials (with a few exceptions) for these people. The Justice system in comics, and the fact that only Batman’s Parents and Uncle Ben ever stay dead, are what fails the imaginary citizens of DC Earth.

      Gohan TanakaGohan Tanaka25 hari yang lalu
    • letting innocent people die and having a retarded no killing rule which is the reason why the DC universe is a dungheap is not justice. Don't believe me? Then how come in the universes where the Justice League realizes "maybe letting genocidal maniacs continue to slaughter over and over again ISN'T justice" and where they start killing criminals, those worlds are PARADISES? In gothams were bruce wayne kills, there is no crime, there is no rape, thievery, murder, or evil, and there isn't even any fucking litter. That proves how much better a world could be if evil people weren't allowed to continue ruining lives.

      DogsDreamTooDogsDreamToo3 bulan yang lalu
    • He tried to make Superman sound interesting

      Day_Breez0Day_Breez03 bulan yang lalu
    • Keep at it and do your thing

      DaPenguinNinjaDaPenguinNinja3 bulan yang lalu
    • Excuse me, but what is the font you used in your video?

      BertBert3 bulan yang lalu
  • How you gonna want humans to accept you yet you wanna call yourself the Martian MANhunter?

    Ryan JohnsonRyan Johnson4 hari yang lalu
  • God this movie was just the BEST

    TheTrekkie42TheTrekkie428 hari yang lalu
  • Can I just say that I really love the art direction and animation in this film. I have been stopping by every time a new DC animated feature releases and have been always disappointed by how the characters are drawn, also overly broad-chested and perfectly sculpted facial features, and how the animation seems a little underwhelming with character expression which the stiff designs never helped with. However, this movie somehow changed the style while keeping the overall style of the other animated films in what seems to me like the coloring, but they have redesigned the superman at the very least not to be overly heroic in stature and even the other characters have very identifiable facial structures and designs that are well adapted from their comic books. The animation really lends itself to this style as well, at least in my opinion it just more expressive and the action hits harder. I am not going to go too much into the story, but really I agree with the video, I think this the best Superman has been represented in a long time.

    Isaac MartinezIsaac Martinez11 hari yang lalu
  • Too much superman and enough of the main man lol

    William ArcWilliam Arc13 hari yang lalu
  • One of my favourite things about this movie was Louis, she was so BADASS

    Fauzio MudiueFauzio Mudiue17 hari yang lalu
  • "SuPeRmAn Is BoRiNg AnD uNrElAtAbLe."

    MrNoremacMrNoremac28 hari yang lalu
  • Nice vid man! subbed !!

    DucknamDucknamBulan Yang lalu
  • I don't think I agree with the premise that superman represents social change, I think it more represents the power of being (or striving to be) an ideal man.

    Jesse McNeilJesse McNeilBulan Yang lalu
  • Superman returns essay? :)

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  • This video makes me appreciate not just the movie more but Superman as a beautiful character and the goodness we all have inside of us

    Kasalwe MusondaKasalwe MusondaBulan Yang lalu
  • As someone who very much dislikes a lot of superman content This made my top 5 dc animated movies

    Mango DangoMango DangoBulan Yang lalu
  • That monster version of Parasite and the nature of this video is giving me real 'Mr. Fear' by SIAMÉS vibes

    xaayerxaayer2 bulan yang lalu
  • I'd kill to see a video essay about the death and return of Superman. Loved those movies.

    Josh JonesJosh Jones2 bulan yang lalu
  • I think this movie was really good at what it was trying represent about Superman. Especially since this is the first time dc actually made a modernized story about Superman origin without making him a mopey loner or a snarky smartass like the dceu or the New52 DCAMU

    Xander G.Xander G.2 bulan yang lalu
  • This is a great movie - it proves that Superman isn't some boring, overpowered cypher and can be seen as far more than merely his might, with humanity's acceptance being both his greatest ally and deepest weakness (his presence reflects how we confront or embrace our own prejudices)... but a certain fake out (3:58) did bother me.

    Commander CaptainCommander Captain2 bulan yang lalu
  • Clark looks so much like Kamille

    Peter ZeppeliPeter Zeppeli2 bulan yang lalu
  • Superman's buttocks is NOT the last thing i would want to see but... i would still rather not see it.

    Wind WindWind Wind2 bulan yang lalu
  • Ironically enough the Earth's greatest hero isn't even from Earth and yet he's the most Human of us all.

    Wind WindWind Wind2 bulan yang lalu
  • Anyone know why superman sounded so familiar

    Hugh O'NeillHugh O'Neill2 bulan yang lalu
  • The animation style just makes me think its an episode of Archer then that got me thinking how great would a Krieger/Lex Luthor team up be lol.

    thebman80thebman802 bulan yang lalu
  • Superman has always been a man who fights against social injustice. His first enemy he ever took on was telling the world of the crimes the KKK were committing

    George HoyleGeorge Hoyle2 bulan yang lalu
  • Just saw this movie, this movie was a great superman movie and is up there with one of my favorites

    Doomguy Demon KillerDoomguy Demon Killer2 bulan yang lalu
  • No wonder anime and manga characters like all might and one punch man are replacing characters like superman. Plus why he will never be a better character or hero than batman -Superman is too powerful with little to no weaknesses, never really loses or has any visual consequences. Superman is never the underdog and when he is, it’s another crazy super powerful being like doomsday or something that only he could beat anyway. Making him and characters of his power level work try to seem weak and have human struggles doesn't work as they are literal gods that can do anything. -Both my hero academy and marvel are better as they have struggling humans given godlike powers and struggle at every turn never truly being perfect but being the best they can. -Superman's whole no killing rule seems more like ego pride and persona than a sense of morality. -His stories are not relatable they are so extravagant that the average person isn’t going to really be attached to them. -Superman is also too vague. “He’s fighting for what’s right”...and what is that exactly?. -He’s too happy and optimistic, with a personification of perfection and his heroic flaw is that he’s just shy of being god. It’s easy to have that happy optimistic outlook on life when you can do everything he can. He can solve a lot of problems and doesn’t have a lot of personal flaws. Having a character that is all powerful AND all good is too alien to us. Which is why we would rather have an everyman that is all powerful (one punch man), or a hero who is all good but not all powerful (like captain america). -He’s suffered but has he suffered like losing Jason Todd, or having Barbra lose the ability to walk, or Gwen Stacy’s neck snapping, or having his back broken, or being experimented?

  • Closest analog to Superman is Tarzan.

    Jim KilpatrickJim Kilpatrick3 bulan yang lalu
  • You get Superman. Well done.

    Vinton HeuckVinton Heuck3 bulan yang lalu
  • Batman maybe arguably the most popular DC super hero of this generation but Superman is THE hero of this generation

    WazleyWazley3 bulan yang lalu
  • I read it "THE OT HER"

    AYUSHAYUSH3 bulan yang lalu
  • Were you an English major too?

    Levi WhiteLevi White3 bulan yang lalu
  • Wow, if I didn't hadn't wanted to watch the movie already this would have convinced me. And I really dig that this movie looks like it has American Alien influences, the author might be an undesirable now, but he got Superman

    MakiPcrMakiPcr3 bulan yang lalu
  • That is one way to think about it. The problem occurs when people take tolerance to far like Progressives do with illegal immigration. Everyone wants immigration but liberals think conservatives hate all immigrants just b/c they are like illegal immigrants. Which is stupid!

    72Worker72Worker3 bulan yang lalu
  • This movie sucked. The reveal about the survival of certain characters at the end really cheapened the story as a whole.

    Matthew ToppingMatthew Topping3 bulan yang lalu
  • DUDE thanks for putting the names of the title runs where the comic pages are from really helpful, love the vids thank

    Howie perezHowie perez3 bulan yang lalu
  • Uncertain how people relate to Superman. He always struck me as someone who defended the innocent and stood up for justice. Not many people like that in a species that desires money and power. He would be a very busy being in the 21st Century, for about a week, then the democrats would get rid of him.

    mazzamazza3 bulan yang lalu
  • I love this animation & the storyline. This movie made me fall in love with Lois Lane. Like I would do anything for her & love her design and attitude 😂🥰

    Little SparrowLittle Sparrow3 bulan yang lalu
  • Talk no Jutsu

    toasttoast3 bulan yang lalu
  • Who else absolutely loves the art style

    Biden’s crack pipeBiden’s crack pipe3 bulan yang lalu
  • I haven’t seen this movie yet but now I really want to. The creators seemed to understand that hope, American optimism, and kindness are the core of Superman.

    Isaiah StoyIsaiah Stoy3 bulan yang lalu
  • nice not weird edge man superman

    Ashley MukaraliAshley Mukarali3 bulan yang lalu
  • Noo

    rodrigo aguilarrodrigo aguilar3 bulan yang lalu
  • to be frank both superman and batman can be said to be unrelatable. one is a alien with the powers of a god. the other is a billionaire who managed to become above olympian level athletes in every field, learned a bunch of martial arts, genius intellect who has learned a vast sum of knowledge in many fields, all within a 2-3 decades since his parents death as a child and is regularly wanked by dc writers and batman fanboys to always win no matter what he faces some how managing to consistently outthink everyone. when you lay it out that way both of them are unrelable. the relatablility arguments between batman fanboys and superman fanboys are idiotic honestly

    about 50 pyrosabout 50 pyros3 bulan yang lalu
    • This annoys me so much. All DC seem to do is wank batman and then his worshippers just continuously praise the character saying that he's relatable but wft is relatable when he can do so much that we aren't capable of. He's just edgy and fuckers like that. Don't even focus on the detective aspect anymore he's just a black cladded ninja to them.

      draco dracodraco dracoBulan Yang lalu
  • its leftist propaganda. trying to brainwash you... worst dc animation ever. period.

    Andrew LeathersAndrew Leathers3 bulan yang lalu
  • Young Clark looks too much like Kamille Bidan (from Zeta Gundam) that I have a hard time NOT laughing at him.

    tomimn2233tomimn22333 bulan yang lalu
  • I rarely ever buy a DVD or see a movie based on what critics say. This time I am going to make an exception and buy it in part because I am kind of over the "gritty, dark, deconstructionist" fad in comics today.

    mal35mmal35m3 bulan yang lalu
  • Oh I thought it would be a series.. still looks good

    Stefan Sauvageon / What-a-TwistStefan Sauvageon / What-a-Twist3 bulan yang lalu
  • Hmm why does Superman have a Sith holocron?

    Stefan Sauvageon / What-a-TwistStefan Sauvageon / What-a-Twist3 bulan yang lalu
  • I like how this puts a short comparison how every other Superman story always seems to driven at a forced perspective of becoming our hero as if he owes us something. We're too busying thinking about how he blends in with us we don't even ask why he does it. But here comes this film (and i love how similar it is with Superboy from Young Justice) reminding us he was never human and now we should question on whether he even wants to be human and are we even worth it.

    miguel bautistamiguel bautista3 bulan yang lalu
  • Superman is not some bitter, cold, distant, depressed guy. I love how in this movie he doesn't go into a fist fight with Parasite straight up. Instead he tries to appeal to his human side. Trying to actually save him, not destroy him. This is what live action Superman failed to capture. Casuals who think that an emo Superman makes him more "realistic", doesn't understand what Superman represents.

    Off Panel ReviewsOff Panel Reviews3 bulan yang lalu
  • 5:46 I'll kidnap a THOUSAND children until I let this company die!

    Elijah FordElijah Ford3 bulan yang lalu
  • Not the best movie, but Superman deserves more material. I dream of a new animated series.

    Marcelo Nathan Carvalho de FreitasMarcelo Nathan Carvalho de Freitas3 bulan yang lalu
  • So is this the reset universe or what bub?

    Just A WatchJust A Watch3 bulan yang lalu
  • A tribute to love and a positive upbringing, with moral standards well placed. The true heroes of any Superman origin story are the Kent's.

    Whale CoveWhale Cove3 bulan yang lalu
  • Who knew uncle ben ran a newspaper

    Nicholas SpainNicholas Spain3 bulan yang lalu
  • I like when they actually made superman the child of Mexican immigrants

    Heartattack 77Heartattack 773 bulan yang lalu
  • isn't Lois Lane supposed to have violet colored eyes? I've noticed that in the new 52 onward she has had voilet eyes, I thought that it would have been tied to Atlantis and how they are superstitious of violet eyes like tempest.

    Heartattack 77Heartattack 773 bulan yang lalu
  • Change his skin tone or have him brought up in a non developed state or predominantly non Christian state and the whole story will change.

    ozmungsozmungs3 bulan yang lalu
  • I haven’t finished this movie yet but I enjoyed what I have seen. I would like to see more from this cast

    Pete BloomePete Bloome3 bulan yang lalu
  • Fun fact: That conclusion you reached about Superman true power? It is canonically his true super power in the comics. Not even joking.

    AKImeruAKImeru3 bulan yang lalu
  • I sometimes wonder what effect Kal-El has on orphans.

    Commander CaptainCommander Captain3 bulan yang lalu
  • wow

    Ultimate WarriorsUltimate Warriors3 bulan yang lalu
  • Do you get 100 percent of the money you make on IDworlds or does it all disappear via copyright claims? Please I need your response 🙏🙏

    MOVIE WORLD TVMOVIE WORLD TV3 bulan yang lalu
  • I believe that they stole the concept of "The Flying Man" from Marcus Alqueres. The name and the way Superman starts his hero career are similar.

    Mary SherrillMary Sherrill3 bulan yang lalu
  • lois: where is that clark? superman: (put's glasses) lois: There you are! superman: (removes glasses) lois: what have you done with clark!

    KopieKopie3 bulan yang lalu
    • Pete Holmes joke

      Sadpanda82Sadpanda822 hari yang lalu
  • Is this all actual thoughts the creators put into this movie? As if making a story itself isn't hard enough. Wow.

    Gabe GabberGabe Gabber3 bulan yang lalu
  • Where can i find this movie? Its not streaming on DC universe yet

    rickdeezy07djrickdeezy07dj3 bulan yang lalu
  • We see this media manipulation today with the economic migrants.

    Sardonic SpartanSardonic Spartan3 bulan yang lalu
  • Wait so the Janitor from Scrubs is Supermans father?

    SS3 bulan yang lalu
  • I took it as showing how different types of masculinity can work or fail. superman is being good but Clark calling out lois for trying to steal his story has been coming for years and really makes him feel like he’s an adult not a jerk not a wimp👍just standing up for himself because Parker/Clark doesn’t need to anything other than hide his powers👌he doesn’t have to be spineless to be nice. Martian manhunter is not only super duper alien but is shown to be a protector but where the other ‘men’ are drawn to the humans because of attraction, attention,respect,or profit manhunter is distant to protect himself and does use this to his advantage to help others as well. lobo/luthor represent more negative aspects of masculinity ego power being a gross horndog. Lois lane is pretty bad but it calls her out for it and she really is attracted to the “man” part I love that he has a cape because chicks like Batman’s cape. This movie puts the “man” in man of tomorrow and really living up to the concept. Also parasite is really cool in this movie and is heartbroken kinda a good representation of how are personal trauma may not be our fault but it’s still our responsibility to stop ourselves from hurting others regardless of our compulsions or trauma

    joseph roszelljoseph roszell3 bulan yang lalu
    • I kinda really like wimpy Clark. The one phrase that always describes him is 'mild-mannered' and the stark contrast between the mightiest super hero and an office dweeb is really appealing.

      ThutilThutil3 bulan yang lalu
  • I miss the old art style

    Cholo FrizzleCholo Frizzle3 bulan yang lalu
  • So relevant to today. Who creates the narratives that shapes the consciousness of society.

    Riker DavisRiker Davis3 bulan yang lalu
  • Superman can not bet Lobo! What lame ass wrote that in!?!

    Prophet sevenProphet seven3 bulan yang lalu
  • Perfection. Excellent video.

    Corey LucasCorey Lucas3 bulan yang lalu
  • I thought the movie failed as a piece itself, but I think you've got a good grasp on the ideas they were aiming for.

    Shades Of KinShades Of Kin3 bulan yang lalu
  • There was a batman reference in this film. Hopefully that means we get a universe

    richard Fernandorichard Fernando3 bulan yang lalu
  • The only reason i never really liked superman wasn't that he wasn't relatable or anything like that It was because contrary to how he was written in his beginnings, he's now often written in a lousy way where u often come to the conclusion that he's the embodiment of plot armour... the "he is able to overcome any obstacles just because" never settled well with me especially when they make other powerful nd established characters look weak against him or against an opponent just so superman can shine Sometimes i'd like to see him realise the person he is fighting is someone he can't defeat with just sheer brute force nd think of ways to overcome those situations, it adds onto his character and makes him better not just punch here punch there and done...that's why i appreciate man of tomorrow

    ridgeridge3 bulan yang lalu
    • @ridge if you read comic books you’d understand what I’m getting at

      MRtehe3MRtehe33 bulan yang lalu
    • @ridge that’s his purpose he’s the original superhero, they guy that started it all

      MRtehe3MRtehe33 bulan yang lalu
    • @MRtehe3 yeah i get that but why though, what states that he is able to do everythng... he's not a god with mystical power that can do anythng, he is an alien whose power comes from absorbing radiation from the sun giving him immense physical attributes, as far as i know, sheer strength alone can't beat every problem that comes your way, not to mention he isn't the strongest or the most powerful but somehow manages to out power individuals above his weight class...if that doesn't make u question the writing then idk

      ridgeridge3 bulan yang lalu
    • I mean Superman is Superman you know? He’s supposed to be THE superhero that can do anything

      MRtehe3MRtehe33 bulan yang lalu
  • Wow 444

    NousSupreme 777NousSupreme 7773 bulan yang lalu
  • The movie man of steel was trying to be

    LAZEDOUTLAZEDOUT3 bulan yang lalu
  • tbh this was my favorite Superman movie

    Purple HaysPurple Hays3 bulan yang lalu
  • nobody ever gives enough credit to the"Martian Manhunter" dude is the definition of "underrated"

    Aaaa BbbbAaaa Bbbb3 bulan yang lalu
  • I still say superman vs the elite was the best superman movie. This was ok but superman vs the elite is on my top 5 animated movies of all time

    XblacklightZXblacklightZ3 bulan yang lalu
  • Haven’t watched the video yet so I don’t know ur opinion but I wanna say I think the movie was a bit lacking mainly due to animation but the characters where spot on everyone felt like themselves especially lex and sup

    Heated AceHeated Ace3 bulan yang lalu
  • this is some Archer/AttackonTitan/VentureBrothers animation

    Tarskybull BemeTarskybull Beme3 bulan yang lalu
  • honestly superman animated series and the justice league animated showed us that superman can still be the most powerful while still being a fun character to basically watch.

    M.GreyM.Grey3 bulan yang lalu
  • I can’t get past the animation...Just not my style

    michael pughmichael pugh3 bulan yang lalu
  • I thought it was great, lois was a little annoying but thats the point I guess. The ending with the kaiju was nonsense and really poisoned the movie. The speech was annoying kinda cringe considering the timing. I loved the banter, BTW cinnamon does wake up the coffee. Lobo was alright the interview with lois was perfect. Lex was perfect but his voice actor was bland no he was just stale, the lines were perfect. Martian manhunter was perfect and I love that they harnessed the xenophobic fear of him for the viewers. Marian manhunter was just perfect, I also enjoy that he bared no similarity to African culture like the CWs adaptation just because he was black or really, chose the appearance of the first man he met, though originally the character was a white guy i don't mind him being black, so long as he acts alien, he needs to be the essence of something alien, to a human he should be as a demon, something that brings extinction to humans, even if he doesn't have that in mind. And they did just that.

    Theo KingsTheo Kings3 bulan yang lalu
  • I prefer Mexican Superman and Russian Superman

    Couch gaming newsCouch gaming news3 bulan yang lalu
  • Man I loved the movie and always will.

    Aspen MistAspen Mist3 bulan yang lalu
  • I'm going say it. This was the dumbest show I have ever seen. Why because of lack of common sense and intelligence. Once again emotional themes are killing DC Heroes. No writing is tactical anymore it's feels over reals. Another soap opera for superheroes that I going to pass on.

    Clifford TerrellClifford Terrell3 bulan yang lalu
  • If Man of Steel would have been more like Man of Tomorrow, maybe DCEU would have kicked off with a stronger foot

  • Amazing! I'd love to see you do an analysis on The Death of Superman and Reign of the Superman!

    Ryan OuelletteRyan Ouellette3 bulan yang lalu
  • (10:20) Or you could say his Humanity.🤔

    True GritTrue Grit3 bulan yang lalu
  • Why does the animation look similar to Archer?

    Rabbit SeasonRabbit Season3 bulan yang lalu
  • Woah, now I wanna see this movie

    Zachary GriecoZachary Grieco3 bulan yang lalu
  • Your critical thinking is astounding. Thanks for the well read review of this controversial character. Keep up the great work.

    shawn alexandershawn alexander3 bulan yang lalu
  • The movie was excelent but why dos the artstyle remind me of Archer ?

    Anastasiei SebastianAnastasiei Sebastian3 bulan yang lalu
  • There was no need for this movie. This is the weakest superman movie ever

    BHARATBHARAT3 bulan yang lalu
  • I saw the trailer and then waited a month for it to become rentable :D glad I waited was well worth a watch.

    Isabela HartIsabela Hart3 bulan yang lalu
  • Clark cried because his friend got scared of alien monsters? Omg this sounds like some SJW bull shit.

    Jimmy TurnerJimmy Turner3 bulan yang lalu
  • I loved the artwork here but my only disappointment is parasite as godzilla. He is an amazing villain but it lacks the originality here.

    Perseus ShresthaPerseus Shrestha3 bulan yang lalu
  • I still don't understand how it occurred to lobo that kryptonite weakens superman and who forged that ring?

    shoaib khanshoaib khan3 bulan yang lalu