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Superman vs. The Elite (2012)

PG-13 | | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi | Video 12 June 2012
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The Man of Steel finds himself outshone by a new team of ruthless superheroes who hold his idealism in contempt.

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Michael Chang

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Jerry Siegel (character created by: Superman), Joe Shuster (character created by: Superman) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Newbern ... Superman / Clark Kent / Robot (voice)
Pauley Perrette ... Lois Lane (voice)
Robin Atkin Downes ... Manchester Black / Pokolistani Ambassador (voice)
Dee Bradley Baker ... Atomic Skull (voice)
Ogie Banks Ogie Banks ... Terrence Baxter / Dockworker (voice)
Catero Colbert Catero Colbert ... Coldcast (voice)
Grey Griffin ... Young Manchester (voice)
Melissa Disney ... Menagerie (voice)
Paul Eiding ... Pa Kent / Dockworker / Civilian (voice)
Troy Evans ... Pundit (voice)
Jennifer Hale ... Kid Playing Superman / Civilian (voice)
David Kaufman ... Jimmy Olsen (voice)
Andrew Kishino ... The Hat / Superior Officer / Robber 2 (voice)
Pamela Kosh ... Abigail / Cockney Woman (voice)
Jeff LaPensee ... Falling Man (voice)
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Superman learns that there is a new superhero team around, The Elite. They quickly prove themselves a team of extraordinary power guided by a confident sense of direct practicality. As their popularity grows, Superman finds that they are outshining him with disquieting methods that grow more ruthless by the day even as the public appears to approve of their sneering dismissal of the Man of Steel's sense of moral restraint. However, as Lois Lane digs into the truth of the Elite, the secrets discovered combine with the team's escalating arrogance to create a menace determined to destroy Superman for their own power. Against that, Superman will have to resort to a disturbingly unorthodox solution to defeat them with a new perspective they cannot ignore. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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World saved. Humanity lost.


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Rated PG-13 for action violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

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Release Date:

12 June 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Superman Contra a Elite See more »

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Producer Bruce Timm voices an MI-6 agent. See more »

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Quotes

Atomic Skull: [the Elite arrive] He's sending in the B team? I want the boss, not the interns.
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Has some entertainment value, but at the same time it was left wanting
7 September 2012 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Superman vs. The Elite is certainly not a bad movie. I just found myself underwhelmed considering how great the premise was. I did think the character designs were flatly drawn and even goofy especially in the hands and facial expressions, Superman is no exception to this. The story is such a great idea but could have been explored even more, there are some compelling moments but overall the development feels too bland and black and white to me, especially in the villains excepting Manchester Black who's pretty interesting. I also had a big issue with Lois, she comes across as very stereotypical and bitchy, and her voice actress constantly sounds as though she has phlegm in her throat. The quality of the writing was mixed for me as well, there are some sharp and thought-provoking moments but also some that come across as stilted. There are however a number of redeeming qualities. The backgrounds and colours are fluid and atmospheric, and the music is hauntingly beautiful. The action sequences are well-choreographed and exciting, the Atomic Skull ones were especially brilliant. Superman is a charismatic character, and the voice acting is great. George Newbern is equal with Tim Daly which is high praise indeed. All in all, entertaining with some fine moments but some of the character designs, Lois and the rather black and white feel of the story and some of the characters gave Superman vs. The Elite a left wanting feel at the same time. 6/10 Bethany Cox


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