Superman: Doomsday (2007)

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When LexCorps accidentally unleash a murderous creature, Doomsday, Superman meets his greatest challenge as a champion. Based on the "The Death of Superman" storyline that appeared in DC Comics' publications in the 1990s.


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18 September 2007 | vabyss
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| Not perfect, but pretty damn good.
For having to squeeze so much info into such a short amount of time, this DVD is a success. Of course the comic purists are going to complain and obsess over every little detail that has been changed. But for those of us who have the ability to accept a little change to benefit the masses, it is extremely enjoyable.

The animation is very similar to most DCAU (DC Animated Universe) incarnations, but a little sharper. They changed the look of a few characters...Lex's head looks like Brainiac's and James Marsters doesn't even come close to the masterful voice work of Clancy Brown, although he's not bad. Lois looks more like Kristen Kreuk's Lana now than Lois and Anne Heche's voice work isn't nearly as enjoyable as Dana Delaney's, but again she's not bad. Adam Baldwin does sound similar to past versions of Superman...that is probably the smallest change in the voices, although the way they draw his cheekbones in this version make him look old and decrepit. That was certainly a bad move, but you get over it.

The real deal is the fight between Superman and Doomsday. It is hard hitting, ultra violent and very intense. They change the way Supes finishes him off from how it happened in the comics, but the new way was really cool in my opinion. This is a more graphic cartoon and the way Doomsday kills some people will shock long time DCAU fans. You have never seen brutality like you will in this film.

The story goes way off the beaten path after Superman's death, but I think Bruce Timm's re-imagining was very well done. I don't think any logical person would expect them to follow the original story. It would have been a 6 hour movie. All in all, it's worth buying if you are a Superman fan. Some things could have been better, but in the end another great interpretation by Bruce Timm.

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Superman's black suit, and longer hair when he came back to fight the Doppleganger Superman is one of the few things to match up with the comics.


Quotes

Lex Luthor: Just look at him. So sleek. So powerful. So... beautiful, like some great golden god made flesh. Of course, any sensible god would demand absolute obedience in return for his favor. But, no, our Man of Steel protects us, with no strings attached. ...


Goofs

In the first shot it is seen, the fence of the power station that Doomsday is thrown at shows that gate part is slightly taller than the rest of the fence and has one sign on each door of the gate. But then moments later as Doomsday is plowing through the gate, it is now the same height as the rest of the fence, and only one sign is present, which becomes smaller and a darker color. Also two vehicles appear behind the fence that were previously not there. As Superman is throwing Doomsday at a small power station, you can see several cars out in front of it on the two lane road. Notably on the left side a small truck in the middle of the road, that's not moving at all, and a small pink sedan car right on the edge of the sidewalk. But only a few seconds later as Doomsday runs through the fence back in the other direction carrying Superman, suddenly the truck has vanished, and the pink car has changed to a brown station wagon and is facing the other direction. The two lane road is now a three lane road, and the sidewalk next to the fence is suddenly much more narrow.

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Genres

Animation | Action | Adventure | Drama | Sci-Fi

Details

Release Date:

18 September 2007

Language

English, Spanish


Country of Origin

USA

Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

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