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At first I didn't think it was going to be good because I couldn't finish reading the comics but I thought it was ok. At the very heart it is about Superman and nothing more. I can't imagine this being on anyone's favorite list but I was surprised about how much I enjoyed it.

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At first I didn't think it was going to be good because I couldn't finish reading the comics but I thought it was ok. At the very heart it is about Superman and nothing more. I can't imagine this being on anyone's favorite list but I was surprised about how much I enjoyed it.

 

 

lol we received the comic this weekend at my store. well the tp it was. i could barely finish it. it was the most boring thing i have read in the past few years. i didn't even know what story they wanted to tell. ok superman is dying and so on and on, on and in the end he fights lex and done. nothing realy great. 20 different superman's from i dont know what universe or timeline. it seemed like everyone has a timemachine in the future. then we are on bizzaro world and a mix of i dont know how to call it. i dont realy liked it. i will buy the blu-ray anyway because i love everything dc does with these movies and series. even if i dont liked the comic i support dc with it because they do great stuff.

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At first I didn't think it was going to be good because I couldn't finish reading the comics but I thought it was ok. At the very heart it is about Superman and nothing more. I can't imagine this being on anyone's favorite list but I was surprised about how much I enjoyed it.

 

 

lol we received the comic this weekend at my store. well the tp it was. i could barely finish it. it was the most boring thing i have read in the past few years. i didn't even know what story they wanted to tell. ok superman is dying and so on and on, on and in the end he fights lex and done. nothing realy great. 20 different superman's from i dont know what universe or timeline. it seemed like everyone has a timemachine in the future. then we are on bizzaro world and a mix of i dont know how to call it. i dont realy liked it. i will buy the blu-ray anyway because i love everything dc does with these movies and series. even if i dont liked the comic i support dc with it because they do great stuff.

 

It by far isn't a great movie and yes I couldn't finish reading the comic, thought everything about it was terrible. One of the things I liked in the movie was when Lex had Superman's powers and saw the universe from Superman's perspective. That was a pretty neat scene which ties into what motivates Superman, they actually were bold enough to put God into the mix, something that almost everyone shy's away from. The voice acting is terrible but it has some beautiful moments. I like Superman and I like what he stands for, the movie provides some brief moments of the motivation behind it. I still like it over the anime Batman movie Gotham Knights and DC Frontiers.

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My wife and I loved it. The issue it will have with most people is that it is more a drama than a comic movie. Everyone talks about how slow it is, but honestly I think the development worked wonderfully and appeals to a much wider audience than a punch them in the face movie like the superman/batman movies.

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... I think the development worked wonderfully and appeals to a much wider audience than a punch them in the face movie like the superman/batman movies.

 

Because that wider audience isn't expecting anyone to get punched in the face in a Superman/ Batman movie?

 

"Gee. I sure hope Superman and Batman spend this movie talking to each other for a change."

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... I think the development worked wonderfully and appeals to a much wider audience than a punch them in the face movie like the superman/batman movies.

 

Because that wider audience isn't expecting anyone to get punched in the face in a Superman/ Batman movie?

 

"Gee. I sure hope Superman and Batman spend this movie talking to each other for a change."

 

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just bought it. I'm not going to watch it till friday though (I want my gf to watch it with me). It was one of my favorite comicbook stories, so hopefully it's good.

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Another fantastic movie. Definitely a different flavor. Rather liked it due to it's style and pace. That last Superman/Batman movie was way over the top in fight sequences. I enjoyed the dvd extras featuring interviews with Grant Morrison. It's nice how he mentions Joseph Campbell as an influence in the comicbook. Now it's time to re-read the original story again.

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I watched it yesterday and didn't think it was bad, but I don't see me pulling this off the shelf for repeat viewing like some of DC's other dvd's.

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Anyone see it? I got an advance copy through a radio station I work at.

From the twenty-six minute mark on, this may have been the finest piece of animation ever produced by man! I wouldn't know because the first twenty to twenty-five minutes were so gut wrenchingly awful I had to stop watching at that point. To put this in its proper perspective, in the past I've sat through Brainiac Attacks, Leonard Part 6, Star Trek 5, and Swamp Thing Returns. In other words, a movie has to be BAAAAAAAD for me to give up on it.

 

As much as I dislike the story the movie was based on, I can't even blame it for this train-wreck. Most of my problems stem from the actual presentation of the thing.

 

Worst Offender?...Voice acting. It's kinda weird. Usually, when I have a problem with the voice acting in one of these projects, it's because one of the actors falls short of expectations. Maybe he dosen't have a feel for the character, or worse, he's shown up to collect a pay-check and has no real interest in the project beyond that. Andre Brauer from Apocalypse is a good example of this.

 

But here, it's like the entire cast has dropped the ball. None of the actors display any kind of emotional commitment, no attempt to "sell" the lines. It's like listening to someone read the instructions on an income tax form. The worst had to be the guy who did Superman himself. He finds out he's dying, tells the woman of his dreams who he really is, accidently exposes her to paranoia inducing hallucinagenic gas, she shoots him with a kryptonite gun, then he gives her superpowers for her birthday. You think this guy could shoe-horn some emotion, any emotion, in there someplace.

 

Now, I can't complain about the art, it was awful pretty, but what was with Perry? He had this tiny little face stuck on this huge sack of flesh. He looked like MODOK in business casual!

 

I don't know, maybe Timm and company didn't really wanna do this one so they just half-@$$ed it. Maybe it was done to pad out the schedule so Emerald Knights would street closer to the GL movie's release date. Maybe Apocalypse was green-lit at the last minute, and they had to take away from this one to get it done on time. All I know is I've watched all of these things, and this is the first time I ever felt like telling Timm....

 

"Bruce, you owe me fifteen bucks."

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