When LexCorps accidentally unleash a murderous creature, Doomsday, Superman meets his greatest challenge as a champion. Based on the "The Death of Superman" storyline that appeared in DC Comics' publications in the 1990s.
As the home planet of the Green Lantern Corps faces a battle with an ancient enemy, Hal Jordan prepares new recruit Arisia for the coming conflict by relating stories of the first Green Lantern and several of Hal's comrades.
Batman discovers a mysterious teen-aged girl with super-human powers and a connection to Superman. When the girl comes to the attention of Darkseid, the evil overlord of Apokolips, events take a decidedly dangerous turn.
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
At least two cast members have provided their voice to the highly successful Batman: Arkham games. Stana Katic provided the voice for Talia Al Ghul in Arkham City, and John Noble provided the voice for Jonathan Crane, AKA Scarecrow in Arkham Knight. See more »
While in Kandor, Superman smashes the ground several times in order to get Brainiac's attention. He lifts a huge chunk of ground to throw at one the robotic guards but, not only is there no hole where the chuck has come from, the ground beneath and around him shows absolutely no sign of damage. See more »
Reviewers will complain because it is a somewhat familiar story. Brainiac is an old villain and I can remember him doing similar things from my childhood DC Comics days and, Lord, that is so many decades ago. Then, Brainiac was a semi-non-human intelligence with a transparent brain dome. Here, "he" is very Borg-Like. Same twisted ego, however, and I think he was shrinking cities or worlds way back then? I can't fault the DC Comic book-style animation. It is perfect. Superman has his chiseled jaw (like Batman and others) and Supergirl is a teen-aged girl. I used to buy Supergirl and Wonder Woman Comics because real women sure didn't look like that, and I was a teen-aged boy. Non-stop action all the way and slightly violent but only "red" comic book graphics. This "ain't" Disney! The ending is somewhat predictable but is quite logical for the progression of the storyline. Lois gets to give Brianiac and his murderous robots "the finger" although it is almost blurred out. Brainiac is only interested in Earth because Superman and Supergirl are there. He finds it a boring planet. A better story that most of the live-action films with the possible exception of "Superman Returns" and "Man of Steel". It doesn't "feel" cheaply made. Good production values all the way. Has a "War of the Worlds" style ending, as Brainiac cannot adapt to the noise, chaos, and dirtiness of Earth after living in a sterile spaceship environment for a millennia. The spaceship is very "cheesy" looking as it resembles the Jolly Roger or a "Death-head". I liked this animated movie!
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