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Superman vs. The Elite (2012)

PG-13 | | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi | Video 12 June 2012
The Man of Steel finds himself outshone by a new team of ruthless superheroes who hold his idealism in contempt.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Superman / Clark Kent / Robot (voice)
Lois Lane (voice)
Manchester Black / Pokolistani Ambassador (voice)
Atomic Skull (voice)
Terrence Baxter / Dockworker (voice)
Coldcast (voice)
Young Manchester (voice) (as Grey DeLisle)
Menagerie (voice)
Pa Kent / Dockworker / Civilian (voice)
Pundit (voice)
Kid Playing Superman / Civilian (voice)
Jimmy Olsen (voice)
Abigail / Cockney Woman (voice)
Falling Man (voice)
Vera Black (voice)


Superman learns that there is a new superhero team around, The Elite. They quickly prove themselves a team of extraordinary power guided by a confident sense of direct practicality. As their popularity grows, Superman finds that they are outshining him with disquieting methods that grow more ruthless by the day even as the public appears to approve of their sneering dismissal of the Man of Steel's sense of moral restraint. However, as Lois Lane digs into the truth of the Elite, the secrets discovered combine with the team's escalating arrogance to create a menace determined to destroy Superman for their own power. Against that, Superman will have to resort to a disturbingly unorthodox solution to defeat them with a new perspective they cannot ignore. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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World saved. Humanity lost.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for action violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 June 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Superman Contra a Elite  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)

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Hat tells Superman his lucky numbers are "4, 8, 15, and..." before being cut off. 4, 8, and 15 are the first numbers in the recurring number sequence in LOST: 4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 42. See more »


Superman: I'm going to say this once. Surrender now, face judgment for your crimes or...
Manchester Black: Stop. There is no "or" in this conversation. Because you don't have the stones to do to us what we'd do to you in a heartbeat.
Menagerie: He might have the stones to do me.
Manchester Black: Pam, I'm handing out ultimatums. Please, keep it in your pants.
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References Three Little Pigs (1933) See more »

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User Reviews

Loved This One Way Better Than All Star Superman!
31 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Somehow I knew this movie was going to be ALL THAT when the opening credits kept showing images of the Superman cartoon of my youth from the late 60's series. I loved that touch. Also let me say from the start that like a previous reviewer, I enjoyed this so much better than Superman All Star even though the artwork was a let down. Throw in George Newbern's voice again as Supes & Abby (Pauley Perrette) from NCIS as the voice of Lois Lane & you've got a winner for sure. BTW, I think she did a great job as Lois showing her as the feisty, modern, take-no- prisoners, lady reporter that we all should be familiar with by now. Her love for Clark/Superman is real & unwavering as well. I thought the exploration of current 21st century geo-political themes of waring nations and/or terrorism coupled with Superman eventually going dark as his rep goes way down hill via the new younger Elite as they rise up to try & take over was portrayed very well indeed. The action sequences and/or fight scenes kept the pace flowing while being fairly realistic, cartoon-wise anyway. Definitely PG rated for the violence & mature themes. In closing, I highly recommend this movie!

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so are we supposed to support superman at the end of this..... brian_alleyne
You can kill, and not be corrupted war_admiral
Just watched it. ScoobieNewbie74
Character design did not match tone of the story timbrown257
Sans Superman, could the Justice League handle the Elite? prime7-1
Superman could legally kill in some circumstances bigheadrhino
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