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Superman: Brainiac Attacks -- Embittered by Superman's heroic successes and soaring popularity, Lex Luthor forms a dangerous alliance with the powerful computer/villain Brainiac. Using advanced weaponry and a special strain of Kryptonite harvested from the far reaches of outer space,


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Two Enemies Unite To Destroy The Man Of Steel
Embittered by Superman's heroic successes and soaring popularity, Lex Luthor forms a dangerous alliance with the powerful computer/villain Brainiac. Using advanced weaponry and a special strain of Kryptonite harvested from the far reaches of outer space, Luthor specifically redesigns Brainiac to defeat the Man of Steel. | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Curt Geda 
Writing credits
Duane Capizzi (screenplay)

Christopher Simmons (story) and
Duane Capizzi (story)

Produced by
Duane Capizzi .... consulting producer
Margaret M. Dean .... producer
Curt Geda .... supervising producer
Kyle Jolly .... associate producer
Sander Schwartz .... executive producer
Original Music by
Thomas Chase  (as Thomas Chase Jones)
Cinematography by
Film Editing by
Margaret Hou 
Casting by
Susan Blu 
Production Management
Brian A. Marshall .... production manager
Art Department
Mike Borkowski .... storyboard artist
Juan Jose Meza-Leon .... storyboard artist
Stephen Sandoval .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
Paul Menichini .... sound effects editor
Visual Effects by
John Dillon .... visual effects supervisor
Animation Department
Gary Montalbano .... background artist
Justin Schultz .... animation checker
Jesse Silver .... background artist
Glenn Wai Lim Wong .... character designer
Editorial Department
Christopher D. Lozinski .... on-line editor
Other crew
Christopher Keenan .... development and creative supervisor

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76 min
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Canada:PG (TV rating) | UK:PG | USA:Unrated

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While this film features the same character designs, general look and style, and some of the previous cast members of "Superman" (1996), this film is in no way part of the same universe or canon. Duane Capizzi stated that this was indeed a film for children and was not intended for an adult audience that the animated series had been written for (despite being marketed as a Saturday morning show). He said that he and the creative team simply "borrowed" the designs of the former television show.See more »
[last lines]
Clark Kent:I think Lois will be just fine as long as Superman and Clark Kent are here to look out for.
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13 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Not Worth Your Time, 18 June 2006
Author: payback37 from United States

A new Superman movie brings back Tim Daly from Superman: The Animated Series to voice the world's biggest Boy Scout. Unfortunately, that's almost all of the good news about this movie. The plot is thin, the jokes are bad, and the characters are, well, out of character.

Brainiac Attacks finds our superhero dealing with a returned Brainiac and a scheming Lex Luthor (no change there). The movie also attempts to catch some attention with Clark Kent's biggest question: should he tell Lois Lane that he is also Superman? It was an excellent device, but it seems that Superman is very human when it comes to love. He painfully bumbles his way through the love story, throwing a relationship cliché here and a lovesick sigh there. Actually, his reasoning oftentimes eerily mimics that of Peter Parker's.

I take that back. "Mimics" doesn't do it justice. "Completely and totally copies every bit of Spiderman's reasoning" better describes the debates Superman has with his computer in the Fortress of Solitude and with his adopted parents. It gives a sort of retread feel to the movie.

The villains in this movie are obnoxious. Lex Luthor now constantly frets about his image and cracks dumb jokes, then gets mad when nobody in the movie finds them funny. Brainiac smirks and glares like an emotionless, living machine never should. Mercy is true to her near-robotic state of lap-doggery for Lex. Jimmy, the intrepid photographer, was an excellently developed character in this movie (despite his annoying tendency to narrate his own actions), as was Lois Lane, but sapping the villains of their comic mythos does this movie in.

I wish I could at least say the production values of the movie would be a high point, but the animation feels dated. Faces seems to radically change shape, depending on the viewing angle the movie is shown from. Superman is more anatomically realistic than how he was drawn in the Justice League series, but, in my opinion, it sucks some style from him. The entire movie has a less-than-realistic, cartoony-type feel that I definitely do not prefer.

Overall, Brainiac Attacks doles out cheap (non)laughs and mangles previously enjoyable villains, while failing to grip the viewer with excitement over either a great action plot or great love story. The idea was good, but the execution was terrible.

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