Battle of the Super Sons Is the Perfect Pre-Teen Superhero Movie

Of all of Superman’s names, maybe none match him in addition to “Dad.” In Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons, DC’s latest animated movie, we discover Clark Kent and Lois Lane balancing their jobs with parenting their son Jonathan. When Jon finds out his father is Superman and that he may need powers of his personal, the younger half-Kryptonian is over the moon. But the son of Superman goes to search out out rapidly what it means to be a hero after he meets Batman and his son, Damian.

Battle of the Super Sons is full of participating comedian ebook vitality and some heart-pounding sequences. It’s a enjoyable film for DC followers on the whole, however significantly ones who’re round Jon and Damian’s age. Here are a couple of explanation why.

It’s a fairly stable introduction to Superman.

Maybe it’s your children’ first “grown-up” DC Universe film or they haven’t learn Superman’s origin story since their image ebook days. No matter their first introduction to the Man of Steel, Battle of the Super Sons is an attention-grabbing retelling of how he got here to Earth. The motion begins with the traditional origin of Kal-El. An exploding Krypton, Jor-El and Lara and the spaceship are all half of the well-known story. (The green-hued magma and planet crust is a superb contact.)

Add to {that a} sinister little twist that explains the predicament our heroes are about to get into, and you’ve got an iconic origin story that’s simply the correct amount of darkish.

Gotham City at evening units the tone.

When Jon Kent immediately unleashes warmth imaginative and prescient for the first time, Superman is aware of simply the pal to show to for extra details about his son’s burgeoning powers. Superman and Jon fly to Gotham City—after darkish, of course. Its stark distinction to Metropolis has by no means been as apparent than in Battle of the Super Sons. It doesn’t get spookier than Gotham at evening. Its darkened skyline looms in the starless evening as the World’s Greatest Detective dashes throughout the rooftops.

Every evening seems like Halloween in Batman’s hometown, with costumed good guys, outlandish dangerous guys and much more methods than treats. Combined with Damian’s surly disposition and the horrible first impression he makes, Jon’s go to to Gotham is simply the first of many challenges to come back.

Heroes became villains! Yikes!

When Starro makes his transfer, it’s smack dab in the center of our favourite heroes’ faces! We lately noticed the huge alien presence dropped at life in reside motion in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, however that was an R-rated ultraviolent film that’s most likely not acceptable for youthful super-fans. If that’s the case in your family, then Battle of the Super Sons presents a deliciously creepy introduction. From the sounds of a Starro spore skittering throughout the ground to the eerie calm exhibited by people who find themselves possessed by the hive thoughts, Battle of the Super Sons reveals precisely why the Star Conqueror has been freaking out DC followers for over sixty years.

The Justice League and the Teen Titans are rapidly overcome by the Starro spores. The Super Sons understand that they’ll solely depend on one another to tackle the atrocious alien. Is there something scarier than a world during which each your most beloved superheroes and your individual dad and mom are the baddies?

No one is as tenacious as a mother on a mission—besides a mother possessed by an alien and on a mission.

Sorry, Superman, however not even the Man of Steel is as indomitable as a mother. Especially when she’s in Starro zombie mode.

If you thought Lois was persistent as a reporter, wait till you see her as a mother! Battle of the Super Sons is Lois Lane at her greatest. In only one movie, Lois goes from supportive mother, to snarling Starro minion, to doing her half in saving the world. And because of Laura Bailey’s impeccable efficiency, she does all of it with grace.

But now we have to say, Starro-Lois with bared enamel and a relentless ferocity is a sight to behold! We can solely think about what Jon should suppose.

Starro transformations are reminder to watch out this chilly/flu/covid season.

Covid might not be the juggernaut that it as soon as was, however it’s positively not gone and we’re heading into chilly and flu season as well. Battle of the Super Sons’ Starro transformations could assist persuade your children on the significance of washing their palms, masking the place acceptable and maintaining their distance from individuals who appear sick. As a Starro spore bursts out of its host’s mouth, their physique contorts and their eyes loll again of their head. And then the starfish-like parasite attaches itself to the heart of their face. It’s nightmare gasoline and good reminder that there are issues in the air proper now that you just positively don’t need to catch. (Fortunately, none of them appear to contain being managed by an alien monster—however you by no means know!)

The Super Sons don’t again down. No matter the monstrosities they face, Damian and Jon give every part they’ve received into saving their dad and mom and the complete world. At its coronary heart, Battle of the Super Sons is the story of two boys discovering out what it means to be true heroes. That makes it a pre-teen superhero film that even all of us post-teens can respect.

Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons is now out there on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and Digital. For extra on the movie, and to observe the newest trailers and clips, go to our official film web page.

Kelly Knox writes about all-ages comics and animation for and her writing can be seen on IGN, Nerdist and extra. Follow her on Twitter at @kelly_knox to speak superheroes, comics and popular culture.

NOTE: The views and opinions expressed on this characteristic are solely these of Kelly Knox and don’t essentially replicate these of DC Entertainment or Warner Bros.


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