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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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James Tucker

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Bob Goodman, Geoff Johns (graphic novel: "Superman: Brainiac") | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Bomer ... Superman / Clark Kent (voice)
Stana Katic ... Lois Lane (voice)
John Noble ... Brainiac (voice)
Molly C. Quinn ... Supergirl (voice) (as Molly Quinn)
Diedrich Bader ... Steve Lombard (voice)
Jason Beghe ... Terrorist Leader (voice)
Frances Conroy ... Ma Kent (voice)
Ian James Corlett ... Kryptonian #1 (voice)
Melissa Disney ... Thara (voice)
Alexander Gould ... Jimmy Olsen (voice)
Sirena Irwin ... Alura (voice)
Will Yun Lee ... Parasoldier Leader (voice)
Andrea Romano ... News Anchor #2 / Superman's Ship (voice)
Stephen Root ... Zor-El (voice)
Wade Williams ... Perry White (voice)
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 May 2013 (Russia) See more »

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Trivia

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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Supergirl: [telling Superman about Brainiac] We were all so powerless.
Superman: I know.
Supergirl: I never want to feel that way again. No one should. But if that thing's here, it's all going to happen again.
Superman: No. I'll make sure it doesn't.
Supergirl: You're going after him, aren't you? Kal, you don't know what you're dealing with.
Superman: These probes must be how he searches for planets. And if this one didn't contact him, someday one will. I need to finish what your father started. Isolate this robot's comm signal, scan for others like it, and...
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A Somewhat familiar Tale of Superman vs. Brainiac
23 April 2018 | by mike48128See all my reviews

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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