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Superman vs The Elite [Blu-ray]


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  • Actors: Various
  • Directors: Various
  • Format: Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • MPAA Rating: PG-13
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Home Video
  • Release Date: June 12 2012
  • Run Time: 74 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B007MCSV1O
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #20,515 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)

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DCU: Superman vs. The Elite (Blu-ray)

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Based on Joe Kelly's Action Comics story What's So Funny About Truth, Justice & the American Way? (No. 775), Superman vs. the Elite finds Superman in the unusual position of being saved rather than doing the saving. His helpers are a newly fashioned group of freelance superheroes known as the Elite, and at first glance, it looks like there might be a chance for Superman to combine forces with the telepathic Manchester Black and his fellow superheroes in the war against crime. But any hopes of partnership quickly turn into rivalry. The ruthless quartet's have-no-mercy attitude raises the question of whether the world has moved on to replace Superman and his idealistic beliefs with a new breed of heroes, ones who don't just stop wrongdoers, but deliver the ultimate judgment. The animation is only adequate in this 14th film in the DC Universe Animated Original Movies line, but the story and the voice talent make the film worth seeing. George Newbern (Superman) and Robin Atkin Downes (Manchester Black) are especially excellent in their roles, and while there are certainly some changes from the original comic, the idea that Superman's idealism and sense of morality continue to have a place in an increasingly cynical and violent world comes through loud and clear. (Ages 13 and older) --Tami Horiuchi --This text refers to the DVD edition.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alex Boyd on July 23 2012
Format: DVD
Based on a comic story called "What's so Special About Truth, Justice, and the American Way?" this animated film has the enviable job of fleshing out a shorter story, not condensing a huge, epic narrative as we've seen in some other DC Universe animated films (now numbering around a dozen or so). At the same time, it's a straightforward and interesting story about a new team of heroes that start to make Superman look antiquated (at least in terms of public opinion) simply because they go a step further and execute the criminals.

At first, it seems like a simple, effective answer to complicated times, but the story soon begins to illustrate that so-called heroes who don't know where to draw the line are more trouble than they're worth.

The animation has a few weak moments, but some quite impressive ones too, and overall I'd say it's well produced. If anything, my only complaint is that they're still releasing single-disc editions of these films with virtually no extras (aside from some trailers) and saving any special features for a two-disc edition. It's both wasteful and unnecessary to put the extras on a second disc, and it's an obvious cash grab. Why not charge slightly more for a single-disc edition complete with everything? These are only 75 minute films, after all.
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I have to say, my expectations were low. FYI, I don't read comics but am a suerhero buff. TV series or movie- I'm there.

On the surface, this thing appears to try too hard. It starts off quite cheesy, but with just the right light dose of self awareness. The deceptively kiddie looking animation doesn't help either. Cheesy thankfully doesn't last too long before it evolves in to something else entirely.

I was amazed to find this short comic book movie actually felt like a great Christopher Reeve era live action movie. The themes aren't new, but the methods for Superman in cartoon-dom are. This movie has a message the way the good blue-tighted boy scout always does, but it's an enjoyable one that takes it's time and balances the nice subtle touches with the brash.

What starts out feeling like a fun unfilling appetizer winds up feeling more like the main course Superman should rightfully be but rarely ever is.

A very welcome but unexpected surprise.
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I picked up this title out of curiosity and was crossing my fingers it wouldn't end up in the "not so good movies" pile. After watching it I must admit this is one of the good movies.

Superman is always there to stop criminals and put them behind bars. But time and time again they escape and cause yet more damage, in some cases, they kill innocent people. Superman always made sure to never cross that line, to take the life of another. But what happens when a group of superpower people do punish the bad guys? The earthlings are more than happy to accept them.

Has Superman's way become a thing of the past.
Has the earthling moved on to another way of getting Justice?
What will Superman do?

Intriguing plot and will watch it again.
Worth the 5.99$ price and a nice addition to your collection.
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I really enjoyed this one, and so did my son. It's a solid Superman story that reminds you of everything you like about the character. Great to hear George Newbern as Superman again, and I really enjoyed his relationship with Lois in this one.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Wolfen on Dec 20 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Another bunch of would-be heroes (who think that they are the best thing since sliced bread) have their butt kicked in the end by our beloved man of steel. Unfortunately not much suspense in this tale but still somewhat enjoyable. Though I miss the "original" voices. And one final question to the authors/creators: why is there no reference to other super-heroes or the Justice League in those stand alone features, it kinda kills the feeling of continuity between tales. But then again, the whole industry seems to be bent on redoing, remaking and rebooting ALL the old stories, films, tv series, etc... What a shame, is creativity dead? Is there no more NEW ideas out there?
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