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Twenty-six minutes, twenty-nine seconds. (26:29) By that exact time during the movie, we see Doomsday’s fiery red eyes flicker and go dark. And that’s it. Superman dies. The world turns into a crazy place, well, until he returns. To describe the death and return in a sentence: parang makinang tumirik pagkatapos umahon, sabay jinumpstart.

1993 — I was 8 years old when The Death of Superman shocked the world. (It was a slow news day, plus, I was still enjoying the Adam West Batman show then.) For a film entitled “Superman:Doomsday,” the character pertained to by half the title disappears for most of the movie. Adaptation to the condensed format (less than 2 hours) required a ton of revision and editing, therefore creating a mere representation of what took place in the comics. (Is it any better for it? Without the silliness of the Reign of Supermen, yes, although Supergirl’s appearance is totally removed.)

The tweaked Timmiverse designs take a while to get used to, involving the cheekbones that appear to be engraved on Superman’s face, which makes him look older. The voices are really something too — if you’re making an animated film, better make sure you’ve got top-notch casting. Lois Lane suffers from this, as Anne Heche’s performance sometimes works, but fail most of the time. (What irked me the most is that I keep picturing Doctor Drakken whenever Toyman spoke.)

As for the story, watching the over-an-hour film version of the death and return of Superman really leaves tons to be desired. I remember being a kid and KNOWING that none of the other Supermen was the real Superman, so having one clone that has the moral absolutism of The Eradicator made tons more sense. And just because the producers are allowed to put more stuff in there means they could put inactive Superman fetuses (or is it fetii?) sprawled on the floor. Did it add anything to the story? No, but the scene where Superman pukes blood made sense, given that this isn’t your pamangkin’s JLU.

All in all, this is a 3/5. It’s an o-k representation of the infamous story arc, but there are tons more direct-to-DVD vids out there that would justify your purchase. (Mystery of the Batwoman! / Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker!) I would recommend hunting the season 2 episodes of Justice League where Superman apparently died. (Superheroes at the funeral? That made a lot more sense.)


let’s sue santa.

Hey, I mean if you can sue God, (and check the senator’s image — is it just me, or is the fan positioned behind him makes it look like he has a halo?) then I think there’s a fair chance of winning against Santa, right? (Will He blog about it?) They should be at the same level as the Easter Bunny. My reason for joining in the crusade? Like Tony Bowen from the link, my interest in this case does not intersect with the goal to be accomplished; I just hate Christmas.

Mikko suggested we take the case to court. His grievance? — 15 years without presents.

They could argue, however, that they have a clause (I was tempted to skip the ‘e’) about being good for the months preceeding the holidays, in order to qualify for the compensation. My counter-argument would be the moral voyeurism that the Santa Claus company performs.

Wouldn’t keeping an absolutist list of children’s activities qualify as stalking? (Nice = gift, naughty = nil?)

Excuse me while I join in the class action suit against The Boogeyman, (mumu) Halloween is closer than Christmas.

Knocked Up is HILARIOUS!

Should Santa decide to bribe me, I’d want one of these:


Crown 7 has invented an electronic cigarette. (Pretty fancy name for a nicotine vaporizer / patch.) And claims to have the following benefits:

  • Emits a Harmless Vapor That Simulates Smoke yet Satisfies the Nicotine Urges & Cravings
  • Use Crown7 in Any Situation Where Smoking is Prohibited – Our Product is Non-Offensive
  • Rechargeable Battery for Endless Hours of Enjoyment and Smoking Pleasure
  • No Offensive Smoke… Only a Harmless Vapor is Emitted
  • Perfect Solution to Smoking in a Casino or Pool Hall – Prevents Noxious Odors by Never Creating Them
  • Sophisticated Design, Sleek Art Deco Look & Feel
  • No Residual Clothing or Room Odor… Now that’s a Real Benefit!
  • Battery Operated, Simple to Manipulate in all Situations Where Smoking Cigarettes has been Prohibited

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m enjoying “Gimme More” by Britney. Don’t ask.

Is it just me, or is Chris Martin channeling Sting in the track “Homecoming” on Kanye’s new CD? (No wonder I like Coldplay.)

The latest season of Prison Break scares me — there’s no signs of Tancredi! Will she be pulling off a “Veronica?!”

Excuse me while I watch Superman:Doomsday now.

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