Superman Unbound (2013)




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An unstoppable android on the horizon. A mysterious fireball hurtling toward Earth. A fearless - and beautiful - reporter who will stop at nothing to get her story. It's just another day for the heroic Man of Steel... only this time, for better or for worse, he has his unpredictable cousin, Supergirl, by his side. The gritty adventure begins as Superman learns about the ruthless force known as Brainiac, who has seized and miniaturized Krypton's capital city of Kandor.
Action & Adventure , Animation
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Stana Katic
as Lois Lane
John Noble
as Brainiac
Matt Bomer
as Superman/Clark Kent
Molly Quinn
as Supergirl/Kara Zor-El
Frances Conroy
as Martha Kent
Wade Williams
as Perry White
Diedrich Bader
as Steve Lombard
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Critic Reviews for Superman Unbound

All Critics (5)

Superman fights, learns life lessons in animated thriller.

Full Review… | May 16, 2013
Common Sense Media

Feels cinematic, despite the fact that it wasn't made for the big screen.

Full Review… | May 13, 2013
Aisle Seat

A worthy addition to the Superman library.

Full Review… | May 11, 2013
Cinema Crazed

Another flawed, but fun animated film featuring the Man of Steel.

Full Review… | May 9, 2013
Lyles' Movie Files

It ultimately takes a high place in the ranks of DC's direct-to-video line, exemplifying the kind of stories tailor made for this format.

Full Review… | May 8, 2013
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Audience Reviews for Superman Unbound

Based off Braniac story; focused a lot on Kara. Good animation, but didn't stick to me. Maybe because I'm not a big Braniac fan

Justin Strait
Justin Strait

Feels like a cheap, almost overly convoluted excuse to watch Superman fly around punching drones and Brainiac in the face. The emotional aspect of SG's subplot is rather contrive as well, never really hitting a true heartfelt moment and almost comes off as a separate movie altogether in wake of Brainiac's threat. If you want to watch Supes punch things hard and explosions, sure, watch it. Frankly I see no merits in the movie other than a sub-par animated action-fest with a "War of the Worlds" cop-out ending.

Drake Tsui
Drake Tsui

Super Reviewer


Exciting and action-packed, Superman Unbound is an impressive animated feature from DC Universe. Based on the comic book series Superman: Brainiac, when Superman discovers one of Brainiacs drones in a meteor he leaves Supergirl to service in his stead while he hunts down the source of the drone and attempts to stop Brainiac from coming to Earth. The voice cast is rather good, and includes Matt Bomer, Stana Katic, and Molly Quinn. The writing is also well-done, and creates an interesting and compelling story. Additionally, the animation style is rich and full of color, which enhances the fantasy aspects of the film. Superman Unbound is a well-crafted and entertaining film that's full of adventure.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

Super Reviewer

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