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Superman: Unbound (2013)

Video  -  Animation | Action | Adventure  -  23 April 2013 (USA)
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Superman and Supergirl take on the cybernetic Brainiac, who boasts that he possesses "the knowledge and strength of 10,000 worlds."

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

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

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

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During Brainiac's attack on Metropolis, while in the Daily Planet, Lois takes a rolling chair, smashes it into one of the robotic sentries, sending it through a window. It is shown the windows are clearly not floor to ceiling when the scene cuts back inside the Planet building. There's no way the robot could have simply rolled through the window. See more »

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Superman: Kara, what the hell were you trying to prove out there?
Supergirl: I was stopping bad guys. That's what we do, right?
Superman: Stop them, not scramble them.
Supergirl: Don't lecture me, Kal. I'm still older than you.
Superman: No. You may have left Krypton that way, but you're not anymore. The wormhole got me here faster.
Supergirl: That's not fair.
Superman: Tell it to Einstein.
Supergirl: Who?
Superman: Smart guy. Lived here on Earth. Do your homework.
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Super-Meh-n: Unbound
30 September 2013 | by See all my reviews

You have seen this story at least once, in one way or another. This movie is nothing new or special, doesn't try to explore anything that wasn't already done multiple times before, nor does it translate its story into an interesting form.

Whoever titled this movie "Superman: Unbound" was probably well aware of its quality and pulled "Unbound" from the "Box of titles for bad movie sequels" after the first two tries turned up "Returns" and "Lives".

This flick feels like a "monster of the day"-story for a television- series. It could make a nice two-parter in an animated superman series, but it has not the feel of a movie to it.

The basic plot is (no, that is not a spoiler): Bad guy threatens to destroy earth, superman stops him. Period. Insert super-powered fights, a mad super-villain, occasional hero-villain-banter and the last-minute- rescue in there and you got your movie.

The movie isn't more than that, it does not try to be more than that, but it fails in making a simple story an enjoyable ride. Two reasons for that are the emotionless voice-actors and below-average fight scenes. Because of that the movie fails in conveying the feeling that anything is at stake.

If you are a fan of animated superhero-movies, you won't miss anything if you skip this one, if you are not a fan of such movies, there are better movies to begin with.

Conclusion: Meh.


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