Superman/Doomsday

Superman/Doomsday (2007)
Written by Duane Capizzi and Bruce Timm, based on The Death of Superman (1992) by Dan Jurgens, et al.; directed by Lauren Montgomery, Bruce Timm, and Brandon Vietti

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Superman/Doomsday rightfully earns a PG-13 rating for some very intense violence. Although impossible to condense the epic comic book saga into about 80 minutes, the movie captures the essence of the comic book series. The story moves along briskly in the first and third acts, with lots of death and destruction. The second act looks poignantly at a world without Superman. The scene between Lois Lane and Martha Kent brought a tear to my eye. The animation is of high quality. The characters are drawn somewhat differently than in previous incarnations. The way they drew the character cheekbones was a bit distracting at first, but I soon got used to it. Otherwise, the characters and the animation were quite nicely done. Overall, I enjoyed Superman/Doomsday a lot.

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One response to “Superman/Doomsday

  1. I’ve been really pleased with what DC Comics has done recently with their animated stories. Superman/Doomsday was fantastic-check out the Green Lantern movies as well. There seems to be a quality war going on between DC and Marvel and we are the benefactors be receiving great work.

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