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The Death of Superman (2018)

PG-13 | | Animation, Action, Family | Video 24 July 2018
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Superman battles against an insurmountable foe named Doomsday.

Directors:

Jake Castorena, Sam Liu

Writers:

Peter Tomasi, Jerry Siegel (character created by: Superman) | 21 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry O'Connell ... Superman (voice)
Rebecca Romijn ... Lois Lane (voice)
Rainn Wilson ... Lex Luthor (voice)
Rosario Dawson ... Wonder Woman (voice)
Nathan Fillion ... Green Lantern (voice)
Christopher Gorham ... The Flash (voice)
Matt Lanter ... Aquaman (voice)
Shemar Moore ... Cyborg (voice)
Nyambi Nyambi Nyambi Nyambi ... Martian Manhunter (voice)
Jason O'Mara ... Batman (voice)
Jonathan Adams ... Mayor (voice)
Rocky Carroll ... Silas Stone (voice)
Trevor Devall ... Dabney Donovan / Bruno Mannheim (voice)
Paul Eiding ... Pa Kent (voice)
Patrick Fabian ... Hank Henshaw (voice)
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Superman battles against an insurmountable foe named Doomsday.

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Unstoppable rage. You can't reason with it. It's only purpose is destruction and death! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action including some bloody images. | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The Star Labs building bears a strong resemblance to the Star Labs building in the CW TV show "The Flash (2014)." See more »

Goofs

When Aquaman investigates the crime scene under the deep sea, as he looks up ,sun light is visible. But in the deep sea it is completely dark as sun light can pass, at most, up to 1000 meters under water, and only under certain conditions. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Man on Radio: MPD Tech-Ops to Metropolis City. 2078W in progress.
Dan Turpin: Kidnapping with advanced weapons. Got to be Intergang. They took out half the reserve with their tech weapons last week.
Maggie Sawyer: Makes you nostalgic for assault rifles.
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Crazy Credits

There are 3 more scenes during the end credits. One of a specimen escaping from LexCorp, another of John Henry Irons at work, setting up Steel, and another of the Fortress Of Solitude. A 4th scene after the credits have ended is a glimpse of the Cyborg Superman, followed by a shot of the Superman "S" shield dripping blood. See more »

Connections

Edited into The Death and Return of Superman (2019) See more »

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A servicable presentation of the Doomsday story, with very little extra.
11 August 2018 | by DarthPaul85See all my reviews

In 2007 we got an animated film covering the full Doomsday/return of superman saga. For some reason, I guess DC wanted to do it again.

The good- the film looks very good; the animation is great, the drawings are detailed, and the characters have their authentic look from the comics. The fight scenes are also quite good, and make the battles epic without going into Man of Steel level carnage. The presentation of Doomsday is also top-notch, he's never felt more dangerous or unstoppable. The "graphic" violence adds a degree of danger, but I wouldn't oversell it- anyone over the age of 11 has probably seen worse on network television. Also, lots of nice little touches to the world, like people trying to take selfies with Superman, give this film a little more character.

The middle- the voice acting left me cold. Nothing is too bad (although Rain Wilson is kind of hammy as Lex Luthor, which I didn't like). Superman and the rest certainly have conviction, but the dialogue doesn't really stand out. The script is also a bit simplistic- generally kind of blah and predictable.

The bad- the pacing is inconsistent. The film takes *forever* to get to "the good stuff," and the time before that is not exactly captivating. They're trying to build suspense and world-build and everything, but we already know what Doomsday is and what he's going to do! The subplot about Clark and Lois also didn't do much for me- the overall point of it was fine, but the pacing just dragged it out too much. In this regard, the 2007 film wins out. That film was much more "cartoony," but it had quick pacing and covered twice as much material in less time.

So basically, we have a more "adult" version of the Doomsday story (but not the entire story). What the film adds in production values and fighting choreography, it lacks in pacing and originality. Although the 2007 film was less popular, I'd much rather watch the 2007 one again, as it was more entertaining, had better pacing, and tells the entire story in less time than this film.


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Release Date:

24 July 2018 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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