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Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009)

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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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Sam Liu

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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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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Superman/Batman: Public Enemies See more »

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Uncommonly enough for a film (especially an animated one) the newspaper article regarding the election of Lex Luthor as president, though only visible for a few seconds, is a full, comprehensive story from start to finish. This includes the details of the campaign, the states where Luthor won, the name of the opponent (Mr. Diaz), Luthor's running mate (Max Yezpitlek) and his aide (Amanda Waller), the reaction of the vice-president and the number of Luthor's administration (46th). The article even closes with a praise to the American electoral system. See more »

Goofs

When Superman meets with Lex Luthor, Luthor extends his left hand to Superman when offering him to work for him, and Superman slams the car onto Metallo with the front of the car in the ground. When Luthor shows the footage to the public, Luthors right hand is extended, and the car is on its wheels. See more »

Quotes

Captain Marvel: It doesn't take the wisdom of Solomon to know you should stay down.
Superman: Tell me something, Captain Marvel. Would Solomon have gone to work for Lex Luthor?
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Could have been more, but has a lot to like about it
3 September 2012 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Of the Superman/Batman animated movies, I did find Superman/Batman: Apocalypse much more consistent. Superman/Batman: Public Enemies is still a good movie, but at the same time was left wanting. The film is too short, the story is on the formulaic side and could have done with more conflict, and while it was fun to spot some of the more secondary characters they are not that well developed and are not on screen long enough. However, the animation is wonderful, fluid and full of atmosphere and I liked the haunting undercurrent of the scoring. The writing is smart and Superman, Batman and Luthor are compelling characters. The opening credits are brilliant, and the action sequences have enough excitement to impress the fussiest superhero fan. The voice work of Clancy Brown, Tim Daly and Kevin Conroy I can't fault, the rest are great as well, but these three are unbeatable in these roles and they voice the three most interesting characters of the film. All in all, a good movie that could have been even better. 7/10 Bethany Cox


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