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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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Superman / Clark Kent / Robot (voice)
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Lois Lane (voice)
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Manchester Black / Pokolistani Ambassador (voice)
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Atomic Skull (voice)
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Terrence Baxter / Dockworker (voice)
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Coldcast (voice)
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Pa Kent / Dockworker / Civilian (voice)
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The Hat / Superior Officer / Robber 2 (voice)
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Abigail / Cockney Woman (voice)
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Falling Man (voice)
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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.


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

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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: If she knows anything, I'm the Martian Manhunter.
Superman: There go all of my fantasies.
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References Lost (2004) See more »

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Yup...they got it right this time! This is the Man of Steel that we've been looking for in a film for a long time.
12 June 2012 | by (Bangladesh) – See all my reviews

Written by Joe Kelly & based on his story published as "What's So Funny About Truth, Justice and the American Way?", IMO...this is the BEST of the original DC animated Superman-movies that they made so far. The story is very nicely crafted with a good script that shows what can be done with Superman to keep him relevant in today's world. It finely explores the most human & moral issues of our favorite Man of Steel & put him into a fascinating challenge against a pretty interesting & kinda unusual super villain & his gang. Though I haven't read the comics but the earlier All Star Superman movie pretty much disappointed me after hearing lots of great stuffs about the original comic but here I think they succeed mostly in terms of portraying Superman the way he's supposed to be. There's no General Zod or Lex Luthor nor it was about a particular rivalry or an origin story but still it beautifully delivered what any good super-fan wants to see in a movie. Though I'm not a fan of Japanese Anime sort of artwork for any American superhero animated-movie treatment but it didn't bother me much this time, cause the voice actors did a great job & mainly the story & script was surprisingly too good for a DC animated film.

I absolutely loved it. Highly recommended.


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You can kill, and not be corrupted war_admiral
so are we supposed to support superman at the end of this..... brian_alleyne
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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