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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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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 »

Also Known As:

Superman: Unbound See more »

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Trivia

Lois informs Clark that he missed Perry White's big announcement that his son, Keith, had a baby, possibly referring to Keith Robert White, a young black orphan who appeared in the comics during the 90s, and was eventually adopted by Perry White and his wife. See more »

Goofs

The second time the bad guy fires the rocket launcher, he is holding it inside the helicopter. In the position he is holding it, the backblast would kill the pilots and destroy the flight deck. See more »

Quotes

Brainiac: The impudence. I have been claiming worlds for centuries before you were born. You thought it would help you to disconnect me from my ship. You fail to comprehend. This ship is me. Constructed around me. An extension of me.
Superman: Earth.
Brainiac: Forget Earth. It was unexceptional. It had nothing to offer me.I found it redundant.
Superman: Lois.
Brainiac: Disgusting. Your affection for humans is nauseating.
Superman: Kara.
Brainiac: Yes. The other Kryptonian, I will keep. I'll need at least one. And you may not survive. Now you will see a glimpse of...
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Crazy Credits

If you stay past the credits at the end of the movie, you will be treated to a special treat: You will see the "real" fate of Brainiac. See more »

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Version of The New Adventures of Superman (1966) See more »

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Better than I thought
2 June 2013 | by CornanTheIowanSee all my reviews

I've been unsystematically going through a lot of these Warner movies and this is one of the better ones for me, if not the best. I'm an old (uh, maybe that's not the best word) Superman - Batman fan, so I keep an eye on the the two series and the Justice League from time to time.

Though others have described this movie as a basic super-people brawl, I found enough character development and interpersonal "stuff" to make it more interesting than a simple super-fistfight.

I would have preferred a bit of the "old" (40 years ago) comic book Braniac, as the current Brainiac doesn't seem very "brainy" in this outing, but I like what's going on with Super Girl.

My favorite Superman characteristic is that in the end he USUALLY outwits his opponents rather than simply pummeling then into the ground, and there is a version of that in this movie as well.

I don't know the numbers, but count me in as as adult fan who likes the stories to be as intelligent and "meaningful" as possible. Keep 'em coming, Warner Bros.


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