Superman/Batman Public Enemies 2009 CC

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A desperate solution for a troubled country: Lex Luthor for President with the Justice League in the service of the government. Only Batman and Superman stand against the new regime - and their disloyalty proves to be exactly what Luthor intended. Using their outcast status to instigate a scandal against Superman, Luthor finally tastes a victory in his vendetta against The Man of Steel.

Starring:
Clancy Brown,Kevin Conroy
Runtime:
1 hour, 4 minutes

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Superman/Batman Public Enemies

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Product Details

Genres Children & Family, Science Fiction, Animated, Action & Adventure
Director Sam Liu
Starring Clancy Brown, Kevin Conroy
Supporting actors Tim Daly, Xander Berkeley, Corey Burton
Studio Warner Bros.
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Hornet on 18 Oct. 2009
Format: DVD
When i learnt that there was going to be another Supes/bats animation again,i thought Dc wasnt going to pull it off. why? from what i saw of the trailer,the artwork had changed form the usual batman anmimated series 70's look to a more concentrated look to it.But i was wrong.The story really delivers.Unlike almost every Dc animation that i have seen,Public enemies is really Packed with great battles (loved the face off between superman and shazam)with almost every villain and hero you can think of in the DC universe.
Get this.you wont regret it.
*keep an eyeout for Bane he makes a brief appearance!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By McRonson on 18 Mar. 2011
Format: DVD
I'm a big, big fan of Warner Brothers superhero animation but this particular outing just wasn't good enough. Compared to the dizzy heights of Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League/Justice League Unlimited and the more recent DTV (direct to 'video') Superman: Doomsday, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern: First Flight titles, Superman/Batman: Public Enemies is pretty poor.

One of the reasons I didn't personally like it was the adherence to the art style of original comic book series artist, Ed McGuinness' art style - Power Girl looked odd and Superman, in profile, look like Archie from the Archie comics!

While the basic plot was strong, there weren't enough superpowered characters in it for my liking. The bumping off of XXXXX was well handled but the ending where XXXX survives a nuclear explosion almost had me reaching for the off button on my DVD remote, however. Not enough scope here, I'd say.

I ordered my copy of Superman/Batman: Public Enemies through Amazon UK and being a Region 2 (UK & Europe) DVD, the extras on this Amazon-only exclusive were underwhelming. Anyone who has most of these WB/DC animated features will have seen the likes of teasers for Green Lantern: First Flight, Wonder Woman and Superman/Doomsday repeated over a dozen discs already. The feature on the DC Comics Blackest Night comic books crossover series is already past its sell by date and should be removed from future presentations. There are no new DC Universe animated shorts here highlighting someone like the Spectre or Jonah Hex, either (maybe I should upgrade to Bluray. And a HD ready TV. Yeah, spending three or four hundred pounds just to watch a bunch of indifferent WB superhero films is a great idea!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Luke Evans on 22 May 2011
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
first of all, wow!! this was not what i expected at all. i thought this would be a cheap attempt cartoon, but was i suprised, it was superb! better then watching a live action movie! the story is amazing, the animation top notch, the voice cast just legends! as you superman batman fans will find out if you buy it. In this animation batman and superman team up, (superman my personal favourite) and its just amazing from start to finish, i highly reccomend you buy this, for the price too its a bargain!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Emma on 23 Nov. 2010
Format: DVD
After waiting months to find a copy I found it was well worth the wait. The story was amazing and kept me gripped the whole way through, this truly is DC at its best and may well be my new personal favourite Superman movie. I look forward to buying the sequel!
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By Lark TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 26 Jan. 2012
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This is a great feature which deals with many of the themes present in Alan Moore's Watchmen or Marvel comics Civil War event, both of which consider more carefully the implications of super powered crime fighters or "meta-humans" in a world of average beings.

However, unlike each of those storylines in which the meta-humans operate in "our" world the events unfold in this storyline very much within Batman and Superman's world. So it is not simply the authorities who respond to "supers" with legislation compelling some to become outlaws, in this case it is Lex Luthor who has exploited a number of dramatic events to secure political power.

Luthor is of course acting to with his own design in mind but plays a game, at least in the beginning, of "this leopard has changed its sports" persuasively enough to divide the superpowered community into pro and contra camps.

This is pretty cerebral and clever, the way in which the plot develops is great as Luthor frames Superman for crimes against the state, which in turn develops into a whodunnit as a superpowered character is killed in the process.

What I liked about the feature but which I know has lead others to be critical of it is that it manages these more mature themes without departing altogether from being a cartoon adventure. The finish, with Luthor donning armour and injecting himself with some kind of physical enhancing formula for a show down, while the Toymaker builds a giant spaceship resembling Batman-Superman in appearence is completely different in style and tone from the beginnings. However, I felt that the proper balance was struck for a feature which is realistically going to attract more younger than mature viewers. They kept it fun.
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Before I say what I say...just want you to know that I love the DC and Marvel animated movies. I've really enjoyed all of them...from Marvel's Ultimate Avengers to DC's Wonder Woman.

It's with that in mind that I'm disappointed to say that Superman/Batman: Public Enemies left me feeling quite disappointed. Sure...I had great expectations going into it (really loved Superman Doomsday and Gotham Knight). However, despite the return of Clancy Brown, Kevin Conroy and Tim Daly...the great fight scenes and the now token presence of at least one hilarious adult/sexual related line being delivered (in reference to Power Girl)...the story just moved far too quickly for me.

Superman Doomsday and even Wonder Woman...felt like stories that were drawn out over time allowing you to enjoy each event as it unfolded (For e.g. Superman's death, the arrival of the new Superman, his change in personality...Wonder Woman's back story...preparation to visit the US...the final battle...etc etc) but Superman/Batman: Public Enemies just moved from scene to scene too quickly...seemingly in a rush to get to the end. How exactly did the Batman/Superman V Hawkman/Shazam fight end and what did the actual public think of Superman as the declared enemy of the state? These are just two examples and the latter question would have given the movie a more serious sense of darkness (Superman Doomsday showed this really well). They seemed far too concerned with sticking as many great fights into the movie as they could (and they were great fights - still not as good as Superman V Doomsday ;o)

Also...what gives with Batman in this? Does he have super powers? He takes serious beatings and seems to fully recover each time...
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