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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)  »

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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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User Reviews

A thoughtful, action-packed, entertaining Superman movie.
5 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An extremely well done Superman story that touches on the major moral aspects of a superhero as powerful as Superman.

I should start out by saying I was NOT looking forward to this movie based on the previews I had seen, and after watching the movie I was VERY impressed with how it turned out. Does a great job of talking about the grey area of Superman's moral code of not killing anyone and if that is the right way to go in today's world.

Batman and Superman both don't kill, and as a result their villains ALWAYS escape and cause more harm, so why NOT end the monsters right there and save everyone for good? That's the central theme, and it presents it in an intelligent way with plenty of interesting and unique action. The animation is pretty good, and I actually ended up preferring this Superman visual style than the other Animated-Series style Superman.

The action was all great, felt like they made really good use of Superman's powers and strength... which sometimes they forget to do.

The story really kept me interested and I didn't really know how it was going to all end, and was surprised at how into it I was at the end and really wanted to see how it all turned out.

I would put this up right next to the Batman/Superman animated movie.

8.5 out of 10.

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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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