Parents' Guide to

The Death of Superman

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Intense animated adventure filled with brutality, deaths.

Movie PG-13 2018 80 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 12+

Violent but A chilling-good film

It’s very violent and scary for a kid but I think 12-year old’s could handle the nudity

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
Too much consumerism
age 13+

Gory, scary and violent

It’s gory, compelling and pretty suitable for a 13-year old.

This title has:

Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5):
Kids say (3):

Intense action, heightened suspense, and dynamic animation blend with a satisfying emotional shift for Clark and Lois to make this a solid addition to the Superman franchise for mature fans. The Death of Superman tells a great story -- clear, concise, and surprising, too. The participation of many members of the Justice League and the encounters with Lex Luthor while he's under electronic surveillance add to the fun. The film moves like lightning, only to find some lulls in the storm to allow for a little humor and a lot of romance. Superman's death here is dealt with at length, but even novice fans will guess that for the uber superhero, death isn't really an option.

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