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Superman: The Last Son of Krypton, a review by Tom




Title: Superman: The Last Son of Krypton
Year: 1996
Director: Dan Riba, Scott Jeralds, Curt Geda, Bruce Timm
Rating: U
Length: 58 Min.
Video: Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital Surround, French: Dolby Digital Stereo, Spanish: Dolby Digital Stereo, Swedish: Dolby Digital Stereo, Danish: Dolby Digital Stereo
Subtitles: Arabic, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, Spanish, Swedish

Stars:
Tim Daly
Dana Delany
Clancy Brown
Malcolm McDowell
Christopher McDonald

Plot:
The Man Of Steel soars to new animated heights!

Join the world's most celebrated Super Hero for some high-flying adventures in this thrilling animated movie: SUPERMAN: The Last Son Of Krypton.

Follow the legendary Super Hero's life from his infancy on Krypton, to his rescue and boyhood in Smallville. The adventures continue in Metropolis when Clark Kent lands a job as reporter for the Daily Planet. Klark must discover the truth about who he is and on reaching adulthood he assumes his birthright as the Man of Steel. It's up to Kent's alter-ego SUPERMAN to battle against the evil Lex Luthor and unveil the mystery behind Lexo and its dealings with ruthless terrorists.

Extras:
Featurettes

My Thoughts:
This movie is put together from the first three episodes of the 90s animated series.
I like that like in "Lois & Clark", Clark Kent is the real person and Superman is the disguise. And that Clark Kent is shown to be a very capable reporter.
I remember when I first saw these episodes, I thought this is a good start to a series I might enjoy. But after watching a few episodes from the first season, I had stopped, as also this series suffered from something, because of which I do not watch animated Superhero TV series: They focused too much on Superman fighting robots, aliens,... instead of the characters. I now see, that this even the case with this pilot movie. This is the reason why I enjoyed the series Lois & Clark so much, because that one had Clark in the focus, not Superman.

Best line:
Martha Ken: "It wouldn't be bad if people knew more about Superman. I don't want anyone thinking you are like that nut from Gotham City." :laugh:

Rating:

(From Tom's Random Reviews on July 1st, 2009)

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The Wrecking Crew, a review by GSyren


TitleThe Wrecking Crew
Year1969
DirectorPhil Karlson
StarsDean Martin, Elke Sommer, Sharon Tate, Nancy Kwan, Nigel Green
OverviewTeamed with beautiful British agent Freya Carlson (Sharon Tate), Matt Helm (Dean Martin) is assigned to retrieve one billion dollars in gold, stolen by international crime czar Count Massimo Contini (Nigel Green). Determined to keep his ill-gotten gain, the Count orders two gorgeous assassins (Elke Sommer and Nancy Kwan) to dispatch Helm once and for all.
My thoughtsThe sixties was the decade when the Bond spoofs bloomed. The Matt Helm series (4 movies) was neither the best nor the worst. I never quite understood where the producers got the idea that Dean Martin would make a good secret agent, even in a spoof. But it didn't turn out quite as badly as one might have feared. The films range from silly to imbecile, with The Ambushers being the worst of the lot. So at least The Wrecking Crew, the last of the 4, was a step up.

On the plus side there is the ladies. Elke Sommer, Nancy Kwan and Tina Louise are just fine, but it is Sharon Tate who steals the show. Sadly this was her next to last movie before being so brutally murdered by "The Manson Family" in 1969. Without her this would have been a weak 2.5 stars, at best.

The film is full of silly impossibilities. The portable helicopter - an idea clearly stolen from Bond - couldn't possibly fit in a car trunk. And the mountain road that ends at a cable car station in the fell like mountains. In Denmark, where the highest mountain is 170 meters! Well, you really have to be in a forgiving mode to enjoy this. But if you are, then it is passable.
Rating


(From Reviews and ramblings by Gunnar on March 29th, 2013)

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Tom's Random Star Trek Reviews, a review by Tom


VOY 3.22 Real Life
Writer: Jeri Taylor (Screenwriter), Harry Doc. Kloor (Original Material By)
Director: Anson Williams
Cast: Kate Mulgrew (Captain Kathryn Janeway), Robert Beltran (Commander Chakotay), Roxann Dawson (Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres), Jennifer Lien (Kes), Robert Duncan McNeill (Lieutenant Tom Paris), Ethan Phillips (Neelix), Robert Picardo (The Doctor), Tim Russ (Lieutenant Tuvok), Garrett Wang (Ensign Harry Kim), Wendy Schaal (Charlene), Glenn Harris (Jeffrey), Lindsey Haun (Belle), Stephen Ralston (Larg), Chad Haywood (K'Kath)

Another great doctor episode. He wants to learn what it is to have a family and creates himself the perfect Brady Bunch as his family. After B'Elanna sees this, she convinces him to make the family more realistic which leads for him having to cope with a difficult family life with real tragedy thrown in.
The B-Plot on the other hand is really boring. The anamoly of the week is endangering Voyager yet again.

P/T moment:
Tom catches B'Elanna reading a trashy Klingon romance novel.



Rating:

(From Tom's Random Star Trek Reviews on September 28th, 2009)