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a bit hit and miss
on 11 April 2016
This is an unusual film ... I really enjoyed part of it, while not really enjoying another part. As such, I have mixed feelings.
The 'Doomsday' aspect of the movie - involving an alien monster who savagely destroys anything that's alive - is fantastic. This beast finds itself free on Earth, and goes on a rampage. People die. And Superman has to save the day ... but at the cost of his own life. This tale is adapted from a well-known and top-selling comic book storyline, from the 1990's. Here, it's done well (although with some creative freedom).
But then, once Superman is dead, the plot develops in unusual ways ... in and of themselves, they're okay. But they simply didn't need to be included in THIS film. This movie ought to have focused on, and thoroughly developed, the Doomsday story. Instead, this part of the story is over just one-third of the way into the film.
Although I felt let down by this, I did enjoy the animation and voice-overs. I do wish that, somehow, this movie had been incorporated into the 'Superman: The Animated Series' saga.
Overall, I liked bits and pieces; but I disliked other aspects of the film.