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Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009)

PG-13  |  Video  |   |  Animation, Action, Drama  |  29 September 2009 (USA)
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When Lex Luthor gets elected US President, he uses the threat of an oncoming kryptonite meteor striking Earth as a rationale to frame Superman.

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Lex Luthor (voice)
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When Lex Luthor gets elected US President, he uses the threat of an oncoming kryptonite meteor striking Earth as a rationale to frame Superman.

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Rated PG-13 for action violence throughout and a crude comment | See all certifications »

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Before Superman and Batman face off against the hoard of villains, Batman tells Superman "Your funeral" which Superman responds with "Already had one." Superman is referring to the "Death of Superman" storyline which was adapted into the first DC Universe movie Superman/Doomsday (2007). See more »

Goofs

Superman flies up into space to rescue Batman, who is in the wrecked rocket. However, this would be suicide for Superman because the Kryptonite dust cloud and the trillions of shards of the meteor would still be floating around out there. See more »

Quotes

Solomon Grundy: Grundy not feel good.
Batman: Grundy gonna feel a lot worse.
[Batman attacks Grundy]
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Followed by Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (2010) See more »

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A great animation film
21 November 2009 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

After the economical disappointment of Superman Returns, DC Comics redeemed itself with the big critical and commercial success of The Dark Knight.However, I am afraid that that victory created unreal expectations which will sabotage the future films from that publishing company (which has more pressure since it became on a producing company).As examples, I can mention the numerous and frustrated adaptations of Wonder Woman, Justice League, Supermax, Aquaman (produced by Leonardo DiCaprio), Green Lantern (with Ryan Reynolds) and Plastic Man (directed by the Wachowski Bros.).Or that projects will never receive the green-light, or their progress is by turtle steps, and as the times go by, their releases seem more far away, instead of getting nearer.It is obvious the executives from the company are obviously re-planning strategies (translation: trying to cypher what made The Dark Knight so successful).Having said all that, I have to admit I am happy to see those delays; I honestly do not think Warner Bros. (DC Comics' owner) will be able to triumph again with any of those movies.It is more probable that those adaptations will follow the same unfortunate destiny as Constantine or Catwoman.

But, seeing all that from the positive side, those delays and conflicts have left the free field to the making of solid animation movies whose creators really comprehend the essence of comics, they respect the characters and they take advantage of the animation in order to tell stories which would not be able to be filmed with real actors.And the best thing of all is that they are not subject to the demands and whims from the executives, agents and lawyers from Hollywood.

Superman/Batman: Public Enemies is a clear proof that "less is more", and although it does not reach the heights from the extraordinary Justice League: The New Frontier, it represents a fascinating view to the most popular characters from DC Comics.

Although their methods are different on practice and ideology, Batman and Superman have worked together on many occasions.Their adventures with each other appear on comics like Justice League of America, World's Finest and Superman/Batman.On those stories, their relationship is occasionally rough, some times friendly and other ones antagonistic...but always with a lot of mutual respect.Superman/Batman: Public Enemies perfectly captures the emotional up and downs from that dynamic, with credible and intelligent dialogs which draw their personalities.The screenplay from this movie is truly brilliant, because it is hugely entertaining and deep at the same time.

In summary, I have enjoyed Superman/Batman: Public Enemies much more than most of the "real" super-hero films, because it puts the emphasis on the characters and the story, and not on special effects.So, I recommend Superman/Batman: Public Enemies as a great film, which is ideal for having a very entertaining and satisfactory time.


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