Superman vs. The Elite

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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.

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George Newbern
as Superman/Clark Kent
Pauley Perrette
as Lois Lane

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.

    Jan 31, 2014 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…
  • Great story or bad art? You can't get one without the other in Superman vs. The Elite and that's a crying shame...

    Jun 25, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Jun 21, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • 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]

    Jun 13, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • A forgettable Superman vehicle and one I won't be re-visiting any time soon.

    Jun 12, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Superman vs. The Elite

  • Feb 03, 2019
    One of the better Superman releases I've seen. Surprised to see The Elite in a movie, even an animated one, but they were great. Maybe in terms of the morality it explores, Superman vs. The Elite and I are not always on the same page, but at least it bothers to explore it.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • May 04, 2017
    As far as Superman Animated movies go this is one of the best even though yet again its very dull most of the time, The story was good and some of the action scenes were pretty fun but unlike The Batman animated films it always feels like there's something missing, Maybe it's because Superman is DC's Captain America (Dull and more botherd about following rules than doing what needs to be done)
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Sep 21, 2013
    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 T Super Reviewer
  • Jun 09, 2013
    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 W Super Reviewer

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