October 16th, 2013

movie: shining twins

Great Animated Superman Short

Confession: When I was a wee young lass and all the other girls my age were crushing on boys from Teen Beat, I was still reading comic books and trying to figure out which I liked better, Superman or Batman? Sure, Batman had the neat gadgets and the bad boy attitude, but old Kal-El hid his super-strength and sexy, curling forelock under an unassuming facade. He made it cool to be a nerd.

Well, apparently these days he's also making it cool to be old. Superman turned 75 this year and to celebrate, Zack Snyder and Warner Bros teamed up to make this amazing animated short. It traces the superhero's history from his origin in Action Comics to the comic books, cartoons, and movies of today. Bonus points for nods to both George Reeves and Christopher Reeve.

ETA: Double bonus points for the Andy Warhol reference.