Superman: Unbound (2013)

PG-13  |  Video  |   |  Animation, Action, Adventure  |  23 May 2013 (Russia)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 6,729 users  
Reviews: 16 user | 31 critic

Superman and Supergirl take on the cybernetic Brainiac, who boasts that he possesses "the knowledge and strength of 10,000 worlds."



, (graphic novel: "Superman: Brainiac"), 5 more credits »
Watch Trailer
0Check in

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video

3 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

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  

After being poisoned by sun radiation, a dying Superman decides to fulfill his lifelong dreams while Lex Luthor has his own agenda.

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 7.1/10 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 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 | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Test pilot Hal Jordan finds himself recruited as the newest member of the intergalactic police force, The Green Lantern Corps.

Director: Lauren Montgomery
Stars: Christopher Meloni, Victor Garber, Tricia Helfer
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 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 | 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
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 | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In the 1950s, a new generation of superheroes must join forces with the community's active veterans and a hostile US government to fight a menace to Earth.

Director: Dave Bullock
Stars: David Boreanaz, Miguel Ferrer, Neil Patrick Harris
Wonder Woman (Video 2009)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A modern man's trespass of the island of the Amazons enables an imprisoned war god to escape and Princess Diana wins the responsibility to recapture him.

Director: Lauren Montgomery
Stars: Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Alfred Molina
Justice League: Doom (Video 2012)
Animation | Action | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Vandal Savage steals confidential files Batman has compiled on the members of the Justice League, and learns all their weaknesses.

Director: Lauren Montgomery
Stars: Kevin Conroy, Tim Daly, Susan Eisenberg
Justice League: War (Video 2014)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The world's finest heroes found the Justice League in order to stop an alien invasion of Earth.

Director: Jay Oliva
Stars: Sean Astin, Zach Callison, Christopher Gorham


Cast overview, first billed only:
Superman / Clark Kent (voice)
Lois Lane (voice)
Brainiac (voice)
Supergirl (voice) (as Molly Quinn)
Steve Lombard (voice)
Terrorist Leader (voice)
Ma Kent (voice)
Kryptonian #1 (voice)
Thara (voice)
Jimmy Olsen (voice)
Alura (voice)
Parasoldier Leader (voice)
Andrea Romano ...
News Anchor #2 / Superman's Ship (voice)
Zor-El (voice)
Perry White (voice)


Offering herself as a hostage, Lois Lane is caught in an aerial confrontation between her terrorist captors and the unpredictable Supergirl before Superman arrives to save the day. Soon after, knowing Superman's civilian identity, Lois attempts to get Clark Kent to make their relationship public despite his fear of the consequences, but their argument is halted by a Daily Planet staff meeting before Kent leaves when they are being alerted to a meteor. Intercepting it, Superman learns the meteor to be a robot and that he promptly defeats before activating its beacon and taking it to the Fortress of Solitude. With help from a fear-filled Supergirl, Superman learns the robot is actually a drone controlled by a being named Brainiac, a cyborg who was originally a Coluan scientist who subjected himself to extensive cybernetic and genetic enhancements. As Supergirl reveals from her experience with the monster, Brainiac seized and miniaturized Krypton's capital city of Kandor prior to the ... Written by Lord_Kratos

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The machine is coming

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action, and a rude gesture | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:





Release Date:

23 May 2013 (Russia)  »

Also Known As:

Superman Brainiac'a Karsi  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs



See  »

Did You Know?


3 of the voice actors, Stana Katic, Molly Quinn and Jason Beghe are, or have been actors in the TV series, 'Castle'. See more »


The second time the bad guy fires the rocket launcher, he is holding it inside the helicopter. In the position he is holding it, the backblast would kill the pilots and destroy the flight deck. See more »


Alura: Please tell us more about Kara.
Superman: She's having some trouble adjusting to a new world... but she'll be all right.
Alura: And you? How did you adjust?
Superman: Well, for me it was easier. It's the only world I know. I have family and friends and...
Alura: Someone special.
Superman: Drive me nuts sometimes.
Zor-El: Heh. Nice to know that's the same everywhere.
See more »

Crazy Credits

If you stay past the credits at the end of the movie, you will be treated to a special treat: You will see the "real" fate of Brainiac. See more »


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

Better than I thought
2 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've been unsystematically going through a lot of these Warner movies and this is one of the better ones for me, if not the best. I'm an old (uh, maybe that's not the best word) Superman - Batman fan, so I keep an eye on the the two series and the Justice League from time to time.

Though others have described this movie as a basic super-people brawl, I found enough character development and interpersonal "stuff" to make it more interesting than a simple super-fistfight.

I would have preferred a bit of the "old" (40 years ago) comic book Braniac, as the current Brainiac doesn't seem very "brainy" in this outing, but I like what's going on with Super Girl.

My favorite Superman characteristic is that in the end he USUALLY outwits his opponents rather than simply pummeling then into the ground, and there is a version of that in this movie as well.

I don't know the numbers, but count me in as as adult fan who likes the stories to be as intelligent and "meaningful" as possible. Keep 'em coming, Warner Bros.

9 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Most of the DC animated films can be in the same continuity... sn939
How is Superman still super powered in Kandor? mib456
minor bugbears (IMO) zephrim
Brainiac!!! gl_recruit
purple eyes... electric-acidtest
How will superman defeat brainiac? deadpoolhere
Discuss Superman: Unbound (2013) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: