Max Landis, son of director John, is apparently a comics fan. What he’s not a fan of, apparently, is the Death and Return of Superman storyline, as evidenced by the 16-minute, shockingly accurate summary of story, where Max drinks scotch and some of his Hollywood buddies help re-enact key scenes (I recognized Elijah Wood, Simon Pegg, Mandy Moore and Misti Dawn, among others). There is absolutely nothing I don’t love about this video, although my favorite part is that original his nerdy rant was even longer:
The original rant was 45 minutes long, so of course we had to cut a
bunch of stuff out for time, and because it was just too stupid. Like
for instance the part where Pa Kent dies of a heart attack and literally
GOES TO HEAVEN. AND SEES SUPERMAN.
Infinite thanks to all million of you who sent this in.
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