Dark, somewhat Gritty, but missing a lot along the way to make it a good epic animated movie!
Superman/Doomsday is supposedly based off the phenomenal and epic comic
arcs, "The death of superman", "Funeral for a friend", and "The Return
of superman". I've gotten a chance to see the full preview of this
movie and now i'm going to give you my review of it. This movie is a
bit darker than your typical superman movie and/or series; they pull no
punches with the violence so expect blood, death, and a bit more deeper
tones that may not be for younger kids and I'm saying this cause this
movie has a lot of adult tones that may not be for children who are a
big fan of shows like, "Justice Leauge" or "Superman: the animated
Series". The fight scenes are fast, furious, really brutal, and just as
much vicious which all the means you will probably like; the story line
"Somewhat" sticks to the comics which is good but its also its greatest
flaw which I will explain soon.
Adam Baldwin as superman was pretty good but i rather had Tim Daly
again as superman he made that character work on the series and some of
the movies so it would of seemed fair to bring his voice back again to
have some fans of the series familiar with the tones but all in all he
did his job and it worked for this movie; but James marsders (Spike
from Buffy and angel)as Lex Luther did NOT, he sounded bland, no
emotional depth to the character and not much feeling of synergistic
grandeur like the voice of the person playing lex in the justice league
series honestly you'll watch this film and will be asking that same
question, "where's that other dude's voice-over from Justice league?"
other voice-overs like Anne heche as Lois, Swoozy kurtz as Clark's
adopted mother did their job well but you wouldn't really notice all of
that as the movie picks up steam but at the same time falls short
quickly with the story.
For a movie that's at least an 1 hour and 45 minutes they should of
pushed it for a normal movie length for 2 hrs cause there's a lot of
story that was missing from this movie; For comic fans, most will
notice it on the fly like where's the four impostor superman that took
his place?, where's the justice league (Booster Gold, etc.) that at
least stalled time against doomsday for the inevitable battle?, Wasn't
super girl in this as well?, how come they didn't get into detail about
Doomsday background to at least understand why he is the way he is
(even though its mentioned briefly) along with other plot holes? For
those that haven't read this comic or novel you probably wouldn't
really care and the movie will fly by with fast paced violence and cool
I gave this movie a 6 out of 10 for the fact that even though this
movie did it's job to discuss his death and made it a pretty climatic
battle which I did enjoy; the artwork was a bit off not your typical
superman: TAS artistry some might like it and some like myself would
find it and the character design a bit flimsy and off. The story was
worked both good and bad...even though it discussed some of the events
leading to superman's "Demise" and apparent return it didn't really
stick to the comics Ergo, it's missing A lot of story to the main
premise and a lot of characters that made the comic fun, exciting, and
deeply story driven and you will be asking where are they in this. Even
though this movie is pretty good, dark, action-driven it missed the
mark with a lot of plot holes which i felt they were compressing to
make the movie faster but if they kept it in they would of had a good
epic animation event that would of made this movie just as much good as
if they kept it out!
Hopefully, they will make an extended cut or something along the way.
which i doubt..
mickeycool57 watch The Ox-Bow Incident movie
I did love this movie smallville alot and also the dark knight .
mickeycool57 watch The Road To El Dorado movie
Handsome clark .
budapestjack watch They're Off movie
The new Superman rocks.
kakaz666 watch Trancers 4: Jack Of Swords movie
best of superman movie ever.
platoopix watch Night Shift movie
what do you feel when you see your hero died.....???.
Great movie great for travel leisure. .
new movies with old traditions..
a very good movie i should say very good for animation too.
great movie of all super man movie to me .
Interesting to see superman get his butt whipped for a change!.
As mentioned before, a lot of death in the movie not gruesome, but just
as an example, if justice league actually killed people, this is what
it would look like. Really, it explores the world superman lives in and
why he simply doesn't go around actually killing "bad guys" though it
was funny to see "replicant superman" wise up to lex luthor and others
and start going around killing people, this is just another extension
of the death of superman, his body, then his ideals. The movie does
present an important point about superman though, if he simply went
around eliminating all our potential threats and imposing himself
everywhere, however, instead of simply keeping judgement to himself, he
leaves it to us(i.e. he doesn't suppress our ideals), so superman helps
us in two ways. Overall, i liked the message that the movie presented..