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Superman vs. The Elite (2012)

PG-13 | | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi | Video 12 June 2012
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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)
Atomic Skull (voice)
Ogie Banks ...
Catero Colbert ...
Coldcast (voice)
Young Manchester (voice)
Menagerie (voice)
Pundit (voice)
Kid Playing Superman / Civilian (voice)
Jimmy Olsen (voice)
Abigail / Cockney Woman (voice)
Falling Man (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 »


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Lois Lane: When...?
Clark Kent: Dawn, I guess.
Lois Lane: Why did you have to do this? Why can't you call someone else?
Clark Kent: The Elite didn't take the fight to anyone else. They chose me.
Lois Lane: No, you went after them!
Clark Kent: They're slaughtering people and laughing about it.
Lois Lane: Black can punch a hole through a mountain by thinking! The Hat tosses around demons like trained birds, and Pam...
Clark Kent: They have to be stopped!
Lois Lane: I think they can beat you!... I'm sorry. But they're willing to go places you won't. And they're so damn strong...
Clark Kent: I heard a child say...
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Superman vs. The Elite: Great idea, flawed ending
7 January 2018 | by See all my reviews

Superman vs The Elite is one of the darker animations of it's kind, and I liked that.

Superman comes into contact with a new superpowered group calling themselves The Elite, but they have a different way of doing things and that brings them all into conflict.

The Elite believe in killing the bad guys, and I sided with them throughout. Superman captures bad guys, they escape, countless people die, rinse wash repeat. I firmly believe that eradicating the threat makes more sense, and such a fear would also lower crime as well.

Because of that I found myself disliking the hero and that's simply bad writing, he came across self righteous and this all built to a damaging finale.

You see I was enjoying the film, it was one of the better DC outings I'd seen in a while so thats why the final 10 minutes were such a shame.

Superman vs The Elite will be a fantastic watch for folks who believe in Supermans message, but if you're like me this was radiate disappointment.

The Good:

The Atomic Skull & Menagerie were great

Well scored

The Bad:

Superman looks goofy, like Solomon Grundys slow half brother

This movie actually made me dislike Superman

Not keen on the ending

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

I firmly agree with The Elite over Superman

4 vs 1 is a "Fair fight"

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