Chronicle director Max Landis has released a great short film for all of you to see called The Death and Return of Superman. The film is an hilarious educational parody video rant that recounts the story of when in 1992 DC Comics decided to kill off Superman and then resurrect his ass. Do you remember when that all went down? I do. That was a dark time and it seemed like everyone was enraged at DC Comics for how they handled that whole thing. It was so sloppily done! I remember buying Superman #75, and I remember being so pissed off, and I'm being completely honest when I tell you this... I never bought another Superman comic again.
The film gives you a look at how much a fanboy Landis actually is, and it has an all star cast that includes Elijah Wood, Mandy Moore, Ron Howard, Chris Hardwick, and Simon Pegg. This short had me busting up laughing all the way through, because these were all of my thoughts on this comic book fart packed into one of the best rants I've ever seen on the death of Superman. Here's a note from Landis...
I'm not drunk in the video, I only get about three cups in. 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.
Tell us what you think about Landis' thoughts after your done watching it... enjoy!
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