Superman: Brainiac Attacks 2006

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Embittered by Superman's heroic successes and soaring popularity, Lex Luthor forms a dangerous alliance with the powerful computer/villain Brainiac. Using advanced weaponry and a special strain of Kryptonite harvested from the far reaches of outer space, Luthor specifically redesigns Brainiac to defeat the Man of Steel.

Starring:
Tim Daly,Powers Boothe
Runtime:
1 hour, 13 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Children & Family, Animated
Director Curt Geda
Starring Tim Daly, Powers Boothe
Supporting actors Dana Delany
Studio Warner Bros.
BBFC rating Parental Guidance
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By G. R. Clinton on 2 July 2010
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I have to disagree with the first review on all points.

Lex Luther is not portrayed as goofy and comical. Sure he's not as dark as he is in Superman the animated series, and he does drop the odd one-liner, but he is still Lex Luther the bad guy.

The story is a rollercoaster of emotions. Plenty of tension, tenderness, twists and turns. It's a well written story.

Well worth the money.

Go for it.
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Format: Blu-ray
3.5 out of 5

When Lex Luthor proposes an alliance with Brainiac to take down the Man of Steel, Superman must pull out all the stops to stop the seemingly unstoppable Kryptonian cybervillain. Meanwhile, Clark Kent examines his relationship with Lois Lane and considers telling her who he really is, but after she is poisoned, the clock starts ticking as Superman must try to find a cure while also stopping Brainiac and Luthor.

I love the animated style developed by Bruce Timm. It worked wonders on Batman: The Animated Series and then later they did Superman: The Animated Series the same way, and then after that they did Justice League and Justice League: Unlimited. It’s a great style and this flick was done in that style.

This movie was pretty good. Wasn’t awesome, wasn’t terrible, was just above down the middle, I’d say. Brainiac is a cool villain, a very powerful one because he’s nearly unstoppable. Throw in some Lex Luthor action and have them go up against the Man of Steel and you know Superman is in trouble.

Everyone was who they were supposed to be in this, except Lex Luthor. He wasn’t as dark and serious as he was in the animated series and acted out of character. That’s too bad because Luthor is a big part of Superman’s world so you want to get him right.

Tim Daly—I love that guy as Superman. He has the right voice, the right delivery and every time DC does an animated movie and he’s voicing Superman, it makes those movies all the better as a result. Too bad he’s retired as of this review and his son, Sam, has taken over. Maybe he’ll come back one day.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Hans Christian Vang on 12 Jan. 2007
Format: DVD
This production parades itself as being part of the WB Superman: The Animated Series universe by using the same logo, character designs, and some of the same voice talent... But this film is far from it.

I would compare this more to the Superfriends era type storytelling, and i like Superfriends much better. The character of Lex Luthor is goofy and comical - not the cold, calculating s.o.b that we've all come to expect from S:TAS.

There is not much story here. Brainiac arrives, and mayhem ensues. Superman has to stop him, and that's pretty much it. It's a product rather than a movie, i think, produce purely to capitalize on the release of Superman Returns... It could've been really good, but it's just not.

The younger audience will no doubt enjoy this romp for what it is - an action palooza, so if your kid digs Superman this film is not going to be a waste of money, but from my point of view - as an adult who loves the series - this film is not worth my money.

This is such a sad way to end the animated Superman franchise, and with Tim Daly on the cast as Superman, it's just that more sad. :(
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