Sunday, July 4, 2010

Superman/Batman: Public Enemies

Starring the voices of Kevin Conroy, Tim Sale, and Clancy Brown

Directed by Sam Liu

Release Date: September 29, 2009

It's DC's two most popular superheroes brought together to save the world from an impending crisis.Based on Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuiness's storyline "Public enemies", the movie is a more streamlined and more action oriented story. Gone is the duel narrations of Superman/Batman, the appearance of a Kingdom Come-era Superman and a revelation towards the murderer of Bruce Wayne's parents. Instead, we are treated to a fast-paced, no time for plot/character development story about stopping a Kryptonite meteor and President (?) Lex Luthor. Okay, so I didn't enjoy the storyline, but there are some redeeming aspects of this film: first, the animation is based off the artwork of Ed McGuiness, and it looks amazing, particularly Batman and Power Girl. Also, the interactions between Batman and Superman are as strong as they were during the crossover episodes of Batman/Superman in the 90's. last, Andrea Romano's voice casting is as strong as ever. not the worst DC animated movie, but it won't top JL: The New frontier or Wonder Woman.

Rating: * * * of 5

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Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (Single-Disc Edition)
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (Two-Disc Special Edition) 
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies [Blu-ray]

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