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Superman: Unbound (2013)

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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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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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Kryptonian #1 (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)
Andrea Romano ...
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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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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The machine is coming


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

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First DC animated movie to have a post credit scene. See more »

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The size of the section of Metropolis Brainiac takes, is much smaller than the one Superman saves at the end. See more »

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Clark Kent: You volunteered to be their hostage?
Lois Lane: Well, better me than someone else.
Clark Kent: You have to stop doing things like that.
Lois Lane: No, what I have to do is get the story.
Clark Kent: Other reporters do their jobs without needing me to save them every time.
Lois Lane: Other reporters don't have the access I do.
Clark Kent: To the stories or to me?
Lois Lane: [kissing him on the cheek] Both. Must be awful being you. Most powerful man in the world and you still can't control the women in your life.
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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 »

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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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