MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,626 this week

DC Showcase: Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam (2010)

Video  -  Animation | Short | Action  -  9 November 2010 (USA)
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 2,561 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 13 critic

Superman finds a foe who may be too powerful even for him to defeat in the murderous Black Adam. Fortunately, Black Adam's real target is the Earth's Mightiest Mortal--Captain Marvel.

Director:

Writers:

, (creator), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 27 titles
created 09 Oct 2011
 
a list of 22 titles
created 11 Nov 2011
 
a list of 26 titles
created 29 Jul 2012
 
a list of 43 titles
created 21 Nov 2012
 
a list of 38 titles
created 17 Jul 2013
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: DC Showcase: Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam (Video 2010)

DC Showcase: Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam (Video 2010) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of DC Showcase: Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam.

User Polls

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

DC Showcase: Jonah Hex (Video 2010)
Animation | Short | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

When a ruthless brothel madame murders Jonah Hex's current quarry, the disfigured bounty hunter plans to make her pay.

Director: Joaquim Dos Santos
Stars: Thomas Jane, Linda Hamilton, Jason Marsden
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An anthology of DC Showcase stories consisting of a new Superman/Shazam feature and extended versions of older shorts.

Director: Joaquim Dos Santos
Stars: Jeff Bennett, Steve Blum, Zach Callison
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Batman discovers a mysterious teen-aged girl with super-human powers and a connection to Superman. When the girl comes to the attention of Darkseid, the evil overlord of Apokolips, events take a decidedly dangerous turn.

Director: Lauren Montgomery
Stars: Andre Braugher, Kevin Conroy, Tim Daly
Animation | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

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

Director: Sam Liu
Stars: Clancy Brown, Kevin Conroy, Tim Daly
Superman vs. The Elite (Video 2012)
Animation | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The Man of Steel finds himself outshone by a new team of ruthless superheroes who hold his idealism in contempt.

Director: Michael Chang
Stars: George Newbern, Pauley Perrette, Robin Atkin Downes
All-Star Superman (Video 2011)
Animation | Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

While saving the crew of the first manned mission to the sun, Superman is poisoned by solar radiation. Dying, he decides to fulfill his lifelong dreams, while still saving the Earth from ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Liu
Stars: James Denton, Christina Hendricks, Anthony LaPaglia
Superman/Doomsday (Video 2007)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

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.

Directors: Lauren Montgomery, Bruce W. Timm, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Adam Baldwin, Anne Heche, James Marsters
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

As the home planet of the Green Lantern Corps faces a battle with an ancient enemy, Hal Jordan prepares new recruit Arisia for the coming conflict by relating stories of the first Green Lantern and several of Hal's comrades.

Directors: Christopher Berkeley, Lauren Montgomery, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Nathan Fillion, Jason Isaacs, Elisabeth Moss
Animation | Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A good version of Lex Luthor from a parallel Earth comes to the Justice League's dimension for help to fight their evil counterparts.

Directors: Sam Liu, Lauren Montgomery
Stars: William Baldwin, Mark Harmon, Chris Noth
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

As Detective Jim Corrigan investigates a murder, The Spectre delivers horrific justice to the perpetrators.

Director: Joaquim Dos Santos
Stars: Gary Cole, Alyssa Milano, Jeff Bennett
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

At an airport, the Emerald Archer must protect a young princess from assassins.

Director: Joaquim Dos Santos
Stars: Neal McDonough, Malcolm McDowell, Steve Blum
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Catwoman attempts to track down a mysterious cargo shipment that is linked to a Gotham City crime boss called Rough Cut.

Director: Lauren Montgomery
Stars: Eliza Dushku, John DiMaggio, Liliana Mumy
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Billy Batson (voice)
...
Shazam (voice)
...
Punk (voice)
...
Sally (voice)
...
Superman / Clark Kent (voice)
...
Captain Marvel (voice)
...
...
Black Adam (voice)
...
...
...
Foster Brenner / Peter McCoy / Flemming
...
Drew Flynn / Lt. Brice / Deandre (voice)
...
Police Captain
...
...
Edit

Storyline

Superman finds a foe who may be too powerful even for him to defeat in the murderous Black Adam. Fortunately, Black Adam's real target is the Earth's Mightiest Mortal--Captain Marvel.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 November 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

DC Showcase: Superman & Shazam!: O Retorno do Adão Negro  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In the scene where Billy Batson confronts the punks in the alley, the graffiti on the wall lists 3 Pearl Jam songs: "Once", "Evenflow" and "Brain of J." See more »

Goofs

The sound used for the subway train is that of a regular train powered by a diesel locomotive. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sally's Date: Look! A shooting star. Quick, Sally, make a wish.
See more »

Connections

Edited into Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics (2013) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Short But Sweet
8 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First off, I'm a huge fan of all things DC and have loved all the animated series and movies they've done. Some of the newer ones have had a noticeably different look or feel to them, which is kind of nice sometimes.

I'm going to mention the negatives of this movie first, since that might be of particular interest to some fans. The main feature is actually only about a half hour long, with three additional "DC SPotlight" shorts, about 20 minutes each, featuring Green Arrow, Jonah Hex, and The Spectre.

The Spectre short was my least favorite, simply because he is more of a supernatural entity rather than a superhero, and you don't have the same kind of conflict in this one that you do with the others. He's not really fighting anyone, but rather acting as sort of a physical manifestation of "karma" and making sure three criminals get their just rewards.

I was particularly pleased with both the Green Arrow and Jonah Hex shorts. I thought the western setting for an animated movie seemed particularly cool and natural, and I hope someone follows up with some animated work in this setting, since it's quite rare. Both shorts have some particularly visceral action, and the Green Arrow one has one of the best fights I've seen in any animated movie before.

This movie was animated very well and the character models were very good. The overall appearance, especially the backgrounds, had a slightly hazy, washed-out look to them at times, giving it an almost anime-style look. They do some really cool animation during the fights between Superman/Cap. Marvel and Black Adam, such as some slow motion effects during a couple of the really hard hits, that really punctuate the impact. The voice acting and choices of the actors were quite good (especially Arnold Vosloo as Black Adam), but my only complaint is they didn't use Tim Daly for Superman, again. George Newbern isn't bad, actually, but Daly is the original Superman voice and I just prefer him. I've always thought Black Adam was a really cool bad guy, and his personality and voice were pretty much as I've always envisioned them to be, and I thought the ending was particularly interesting and surprising.

If you haven't seen the other shorts before, as I hadn't, then this is a definite must-see. The main feature was pretty short, but it was still very good and I hope they give us more Captain Marvel in the future.


10 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
download link? xexiledx
Really evoked the feel of an anthology comic LightningLad

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?