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Superman: Red Son

Superman: Red Son
Superman: Red Son
Superman: Red Son
  • NR
  • 1h 24m
  • 2020
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When Krypton’s last son crash-lands in Cold War-era Russia instead of rural Kansas, an alternate reality unfolds in this DC Elseworlds adventure. Here, we find Superman spearheading a Communist campaign to advance the ideologies of the Soviet state. Meanwhile, across the Atlantic, brilliant American scientist Lex Luthor devises a plan to rein in, and ultimately destroy, the alien Soviet threat. What follows is a gripping game of cat and mouse that will leave all of humanity hanging in the balance.
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Common Sense Says
Violence, cursing, smoking in "Soviet Superman" reimagining.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Superman: Red Son is a 2020 animated movie in which Superman lands in the Soviet Union as a young boy instead of the United States. Lois Lane is a heavy cigarette smoker, and is shown trying to quit after Superman chastises her. In this reimagining of "The Man of Steel," Lois marries Lex Luthor, and when asked why she's married to someone who isn't the most ethical man out there, she describes the sex with him as "phenomenal." Wonder Woman rebuffs Superman's sexual advances by implying that she's a lesbian. Unlike other superhero movies, the women here are independent and not reliant on a male superhero to rescue them from danger. Bullies chase young Superman through a wheat field, as one of the bullies threatens to "stomp on [his] ugly face." He's protected from the bullies by a tween girl who punches the lead bully in the jaw, resulting in blood. War violence throughout, including Superman killing some with his heat vision. Batman is a terrorist who survived the gulag and commits suicide instead of being resent to the gulag. Occasional profanity, including "s--t" and "bitch." Overall, the movie explores the use and misuse of power and the blurred lines between "good" and "evil," and presents an alternate history of the Cold War that could inspire discussion between family members about that era of recent world history, and how those events have helped shape the world we're living in today.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Action, Sci-Fi
  • Release Date:February 25, 2020
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
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  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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