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Superman vs. The Elite (2012)




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A group of so-called superheroes have been supposedly fighting for good, but leaving their enemies dead. This spurs Superman to stamp out their antics, leading to a battle on the surface of one of Jupiter's moons.more
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Action & Adventure, Animation
Directed By:
On DVD: Jun 12, 2012

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Critic Reviews for Superman vs. The Elite

All Critics (5)

With better visuals, it would easily be among the Top 5 DC animated films, but dubious designs keep it just out of elite class status.

Full Review… | January 31, 2014
Lyles' Movie Files

Great story or bad art? You can't get one without the other in Superman vs. The Elite and that's a crying shame...

Full Review… | June 25, 2012
Sci-Fi Movie Page

Like All-Star Superman before it, SUPERMAN VS. THE ELITE is an exceptional animated superhero movie. It's violent and has some adult subject matter, but it also has a strong, thoughtful story and worthwhile messages.

Full Review… | June 21, 2012
Common Sense Media

The conflict between The Elite's way of doing things and Superman's sets up a "might makes right" allegory wrestling with national and global politics as well as, on a more personal level, civilian tolerance of capital punishment. [Blu-ray]

Full Review… | June 13, 2012
Groucho Reviews

A forgettable Superman vehicle and one I won't be re-visiting any time soon.

Full Review… | June 12, 2012
Cinema Crazed

Audience Reviews for Superman vs. The Elite


It's unfortunate that the art style doesn't fit appropriately with the sophistication of the story because in all honesty, this movie embodies what it is to be "Superman" better than any other animated film featuring the character.

The theme of idealism against the harshness of reality, of overcoming the means to an end with the unwavering hope in principle and morality. This movie's plot defines Clark's character and that's where it really shines.

Unfortunately, there's just something unappealing and generally comical in the presentation of "The Elite" (design & voice acting), this combined with the juvenile art style takes away from the dark themes and ideas presented.

Of course, the fight scenes and animation is still quite stellar. The explosive battles are all very fluid and full of dynamism.

I think in the wake of Batman's popularity and that of vigilantes or dark heroes alike, this movie plays a pivotal role in reminding us that it's just as important to dream and strive for ideals.

Drake Tsui
Drake Tsui

Super Reviewer

Superman vs. The Elite is a pretty good little dc animation. It isn't the best we've seen from them, but it definitely isn't the worst. I really liked the characters that made up the Elite, and the story was interesting and engaging. That's normally how I judge these type of movies. If they keep my attention the whole time, they're normally pretty good. The bad ones always lose me about half way through.

This is worth a look if you're into Superman or superhero movies in general. There's some nice social commentary going on and also some great, dark themes at play as well. This likely won't be your favorite Superman animation, but it should be enough to merit a watch.

Melvin White

Super Reviewer

so far this is the best animated superman story, but the story's look like Marvel.

UUd Irawan Yudha Ariyanto
UUd Irawan Yudha Ariyanto

Super Reviewer

Superman vs. The Elite Quotes

Superman/Clark Kent: Dreams save us. Dreams lift us up and transform us into something better. And on my soul, I swear that until my dream of a world where dignity, honor and justice are the reality we all share, I'll never stop fighting. Ever!
– Submitted by Burt H (3 years ago)

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