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Gorgrat03 Sep 2021 9:03 p.m. PST

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Campy fan film made on a budget of thirty seven bucks, but I think extremely entertaining for all that.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian04 Sep 2021 4:37 a.m. PST

I love documentaries grin

Gorgrat04 Sep 2021 6:14 a.m. PST

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Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP04 Sep 2021 6:36 a.m. PST

Definitely entertaining.

Stryderg04 Sep 2021 8:42 a.m. PST

Anything that starts with maniacal laughter has got to be good!

Gorgrat04 Sep 2021 9:06 a.m. PST

Both the Hitler and the Superman actors play Hitler and Superman like they were meant to be played. Lois is nice and sassy too.

Don't care so much for Metallo with a white t shirt and goatee. It's kind of a mood breaker, IMHO.

But all in all, a really nice Weird World War II romp.

Oh, and I LOVE The Andrews Sisters clones at the end!

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP04 Sep 2021 4:26 p.m. PST

Hmmm.

Well, it was okay. Some of the dialogue scenes were way too wooden and boring and could have been edited down considerably to improve the pace. I wound up watching it in discrete chunks to make it more bearable. I almost gave up about a third through, but taking a pause and coming back helped.

The low budget was obviously very low, but they did some clever shooting at military museum/parks to actually have honest-to-goodness real WW2 tanks in the war scene. (The camera lingered too long on these, allowing the viewer to realize they were static and way too clean for a battle, but still a smart approach.)

The best bits: The Superman in flight sequences were at least as good as what you see in television, and the fights were convincingly choreographed. Hitler was full bore comic-book nuts, which worked for what the film is. The Superman costume— essentially the very early design from the original comics— was spot on and a clever approach.
Metallo could have been better, but, hey, no budget film.
The actor playing Superman/Clark Kent did a better job as Supes than Clark, but then Clark Kent got stuck with some pretty dumb dialogue, even for Clark Kent.

I will give a thumbs up to the final message and the presentation of a real hero in the film credits.

And yes, the Andrews Sisters clones and the rewrite of "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" was a lot of fun— best part of the film, really.

Overall, though, I have to score it low, fan film or not. It needed much tighter editing and much, much less dialogue. The plot is a comic book plot, with no real surprises and nothing new going on. But then, that's probably what you'd expect.
popcornpopcorn+1/2 (for the credit song) out of 5. Superman fans might get a smile out of it. Others shouldn't waste the hour and a half.

Gorgrat04 Sep 2021 6:23 p.m. PST

(Shrugs) Again, what do you want for thirty seven bucks? Is it Gone With the Wind, or even, The Bridge At Remagen? No. But for what I assume was a bunch of amateurs with no money, I refuse to complain.

Anyway, I downloaded it and I think it will be a permanent addition to my collection. I might even play it as the backdrop to an evening of superhero gaming sometime.

No higher praise is possible!🤣

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP05 Sep 2021 5:04 p.m. PST

My criticisms aren't for the filming, for the most part, or even the costuming. Those elements are where the big cost comes in. My problems were with the script, the directing, and the editing. Those had nothing to do with the budget in a fan film. I'm not trying to knock ‘em, I'm just saying they could do better— there's some talent in this production, it just needs to be honed a bit.

Gorgrat05 Sep 2021 7:08 p.m. PST

I hope this is, in fact, their honing process. I think these guys could, as you seem to suggest, put out some really good stuff some day.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP09 Sep 2021 5:11 p.m. PST

Why does the guy playing Hitler have a small square of black carpet stuck on under his nose?

Mere seconds of research would have determined that he had a moustache like this:

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Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2021 11:14 a.m. PST

It's a cinematic tradition:

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Gorgrat11 Sep 2021 2:45 p.m. PST

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