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Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009)

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

Writers:

Jeph Loeb (comic book), Ed McGuinness (comic book) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Clancy Brown ... Lex Luthor (voice)
Kevin Conroy ... Batman / Bruce Wayne (voice)
Tim Daly ... Superman (voice)
Xander Berkeley ... Captain Atom (voice)
Corey Burton ... Captain Marvel / Solomon Grundy (voice)
Ricardo Chavira ... Major Force (voice)
Allison Mack ... Power Girl (voice)
John C. McGinley ... Metallo (voice)
CCH Pounder ... Amanda Waller (voice)
LeVar Burton ... Black Lightning (voice)
Calvin Tran ... Toyman (voice)
Mark Jonathan Davis ... Newscaster (voice)
Brian George ... Gorilla Grodd (voice)
Jennifer Hale ... Starfire / Killer Frost (voice)
Rachael MacFarlane ... Nightshade / Lady Shiva (voice)
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Storyline

When Lex Luthor gets elected US President, he uses the threat of an oncoming kryptonite meteor striking Earth as a rationale to frame Superman.

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A meteor hurtles toward Earth. Mankind is on the brink of disaster. The president accuses Earth's favorite son. Superman & Batman are wanted. They are...


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for action violence throughout and a crude comment | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In the behind-the-scenes feature, which appears on the Green Lantern: First Flight (2009) DVD, voice casting director Andrea Romano said that she fought hard to get her original cast together again for this movie. She was referring to Kevin Conroy as Batman, Tim Daly as Superman, and Clancy Brown as Lex Luthor. See more »

Goofs

When Billy Batson says the word "Shazam" while fighting Batman, the subtitles misspell it as "Shizam." See more »

Quotes

Newscaster: Lex Luthor's attempt to win the presidency the old-fashioned way... by buying it, seems to be picking up steam. New poles show that 22% of Americans now support his third party bid. In a completely unrelated story, 22% of Americans now indicate a preference for getting
[beep]
Newscaster: in the
[beep]
Newscaster: with a red hot poker!
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Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Most Evil Movie Presidents (2016) See more »

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Actually not all that bad...
28 May 2019 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

Right, well initially I had very little expectations for "Superman/Batman: Public Enemies" given the fact it being an animated superhero movie. I am normally not overly keen on the superhero genre, but I do sit down to watch them with my 9 year old son.

Turns out that the 2009 "Superman/Batman: Public Enemies" was actually rather enjoyable. Why? Well, because it was somewhat of a step up in the right direction. By that I mean meant for a more mature audience, given the concept of the storyline, and it not just being a good guys vs. bad guys run-of-the-mill that superhero movies tend to be.

I thoroughly enjoyed Clancy Brown doing the voice acting for Lex Luthor in this animated movie, because he has such an iconic and easily recognized voice.

The animation was good, although the art style was bordering on being a bit too childish for my personal preference. But luckily the action and the storyline managed to draw the attention away from the art style for most of the time.

The dialogue in "Superman/Batman: Public Enemies" was good, and they had a rather nice list of voice actors to perform the different voices for the characters. And let's just face it, in an animated movie, the voice acting is alpha and omega.

I was genuinely entertained with the outcome of "Superman/Batman: Public Enemies", and I am rating it a solid six out of ten stars.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
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