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Superman: Man of Tomorrow

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Graphic violence and imagery in animated origin story.

Movie PG-13 2020 86 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 13+

Basically a cartoon version of a Superman movie

This isn't all that bad, it has some rear male nudity, fair amount of language, a middle finger and some violent content. I wouldn't recommend it for anyone under 13.
age 10+

Very good. No sex scenes. About 5 curse words.

Pretty good for kids compared to other animated DC adventures of late. Here are the only parts to look out for. One nude scene - Clark's buttocks when his clothes get burned off. Curses - Assh*ole (once) ...Bast*rd (once)...Sh*t (3 times)...and A** (once). Hope this helps someone

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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This movie is probably best for DC fans who can overlook the low-budget animation and some of the underwhelming fight scenes. On the whole, Superman: Man of Tomorrow and its exploration of the early days of Clark Kent's arrival in Metropolis from Smallville is a worthy addition to the Superman canon. That said, it mostly adheres to familiar superhero themes of the blurred lines between good and evil and how good can create evil, etc., and the cynicism of characters like Lois Lane and Lobo gets tiresome, even if this cynicism doesn't rub off on Superman like it does on other superheroes in this universe.

The animation is more reminiscent of the Saturday morning cartoons of the 1970s and '80s than anything else. It's not a deal-breaker, but it can be distracting. Still, there are some enjoyable modern takes on the Clark Kent/Superman story. Making Clark an unpaid intern who fetches coffee rather than a cub reporter is as good a comment on where we are with 21st century late-stage capitalism as any. The reason for and creation of the Superman costume is funny and adds a bit of poignancy. These touches help make the movie enjoyable.

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