Chronicle came out in theatres last weekend, and I have yet to actually go see it. Remember how I was raving & ranting about superheroes and how I wish I had powers? Okay, perhaps you don’t remember, but I do!
Well I’m a huge fan of superheroes, and I’m willing to admit that I can be sort of a geek when it comes to Marvel Comics & DC Comics. If I had to choose between Batman & Superman, I would choose Batman due to his innovative crime fighting skills. I mean he is an average guy with no real powers, but he still kicks butt. Pretty dope if you ask me.
I mean think of it, Superman is basically indestructible. The only thing that can really stop him is Kryptonite. But back in the day, DC Comics decided they needed to switch things up; killing off Superman was the next best course of action, and a way to piss off the fans. Not only did it piss off fans, but it created so much confusion!
All the confusion of the death of Superman (following his return) is something that comic fans have had heated discussions over for years, but Max Landis (co-writer of Chronicle) decided to release a hilarious live-action parody (released same day as Chronicle) that provides viewers with his perspective on “The Death And Return of Superman.” The film is a little over 16 minutes in runtime, and it’s basically inspired by Max Landis’ “drunk history” short films.
If you happen to be one of those geeks/nerds out there that was upset/confused/annoyed at the death of Superman & the chaos, then you might want to check out Max Landis’ hilarious short film The Death And Return of Superman. The narratation and the cheap live-action costumes & acting create a short film that is innovative, riveting, and evokes a major LMAO moment. The video even stars Simon Pegg, Elijah Wood, Mandy Moore, and many more, so you’ll want to watch the full thing to experience the essence of Max Landis and his witty sense of humor.
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- THE DEATH AND RETURN OF SUPERMAN – Hilarious Max Landis-Directed Short Film (geektyrant.com)
- Max Landis Debuts ‘Death Of Superman’ Short Film (splashpage.mtv.com)
- Video: Max Landis’ Star-Studded Explanation of the Death of Superman (wired.com)