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The Death of Superman (2018)

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

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Jake Castorena, Sam Liu

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Peter Tomasi, Jerry Siegel (character created by: Superman) | 21 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry O'Connell ... Superman / Clark Kent (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 ... 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 / Intergang Member (voice)
Patrick Fabian ... Hank Henshaw (voice)
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Superman battles against an insurmountable foe named Doomsday.

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Witness the day Metropolis stood still. See more »


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

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

24 July 2018 (USA) See more »

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Rebecca Romijn has appeared in the DC and Marvel Universe See more »

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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 »

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Batman: I'll handle it. Move on, Cyborg.
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Batman: You're kidding, right?
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2018 is a great year for DC animations!
24 July 2018 | by carlos37andreSee all my reviews

First a surprisingly great "Gotham by Gaslight", then an overall ok Suicide Squad animation, then, we have this one.

Let me say upfront that (1) I've never seen the other Death of Superman movie, so I wont compare this one with that one, and (2) really I hadn't dug into this story itself before, therefore, this is kind of my first real experience with this arc.

But man, I just love this movie! I went and saw it without expectations, but wow! This time around even the bad animation's style that all these "DC Animated Universe" movies have didn't bother me.

I know it's a Superman film, but I loved the way they approach the Justice League here. Their relationship, it's so cool to see our heroes interacting, telling jokes, or just being friends really. The chemistry was there, and it was amazing.

And another amazing thing is that even though the movie has a couple of comical moments, there are also some dark scenes, they've talked about some pretty intense topics, they approach (as Zack Snyder also did on the recent DCU movies) this whole "messianic" image the population have on Superman which always cool.

The set up to Superman's death is also really well done. Through the whole movie he is almost unbeatable, he kicks everyone's ass without much effort, until... boom! Doomsday! And you feel the impact. Also, another great set up is how the population feels about Superman, he is a god, he is hope, we will always be there for them, until... boom, he isn't. And, once again, you feel it. There is one specific scene, where he saves a little boy, and the boy hugs him, it's such an emblematic moment, it's one frame that really just defines who Superman is. Wonderful.

I guees, my only issue is kind of a spoiler. I don't how much you are able to not know this story, but well, I wont say it. But genericaly speaking, it's the end, like the last 2 minutes or so. It would just be more powerful if they had the "corage" (or something like that) to finish the movie without this 2 last minutes and what happens there. I don't know, for me the movie would just be perfect, and its message potentialized. But it wasn't.

Summing up, The Death of Superman is a great piece of animation, and, in fact, the first one of the "DC Animated Universe" which really get me excited to see what is comming next. Don't get me wrong, there were some pretty good other ones, but for me this is the first GREAT one. Just love it.


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