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on 4 June 2013
Following Kara Zor-El's arrival on Earth, Supergirl is still new to the hero business. Superman doesn't much care for the contrast between his Boy Scout persona and his cousin's more violent methods. But when an enemy from Kara's past comes in the form of an alien cyborg who calls himself Brainiac, Obsessed with his quest to collect every piece of information in the universe and bringing nothing but death and destruction. The Kryptonians must fight to save the future of not only Earth, but countless planets across the universe. In one of both Superman and Supergirl's most personal battles.
Superman Unbound seems to be getting some poor reviews. And I don't entirely understand why. Most of these complaints are based on the fact that it's not as good as Superman: Brainiac, the comic it's based on.
As both a comic and movie fan, I understand the disappointment when an adaptation doesn't live up to it's reputation. However, the term "based on" in movies nowadays is used so loosely. If a film is different enough from the source material, view it as just another Superman/Brainiac story. I went into this film just expecting the next installment of Superman in the "DCU Original Animated Movie" chronology. And in that manner, it worked perfectly. Superman & Supergirl's relationship pretty much following on from Superman/Batman: Apocalypse. Clark & Lois getting serious after the events of Superman Doomsday. The animation was great on the whole (CG elements such as Brainiac's ship were a bit iffy) The voice acting was good, not as good as Tim Daly but then again, who will be?
Overall, much like Superman Doomsday, Unbound isn't an amazing adaptation. But it makes for a good stand alone film.