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Superman/Batman: Public Enemies Reviews

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½ May 31, 2018
Almost perfect in every way. Kevin Conroy and Tim Daly reprise their roles with a perfection that no other voice actor has yet to match. The animation is slick and eye catching and the story is great. I have not read the graphic novel in which it is based, so I can't compare...but as a 2-D animated movie, this is top notch!
½ July 17, 2017
Ok dc comics animated movie starring Kevin Conroy returning as the best voice of Batman and garbage superman aka supertrash. I hate superman, I only like 1 superman thing, the movie, everything else is bad and boring. I loved Batman in this animated tale, everything else is pretty boring and bad. Not dc s best work but I'm still going to watch the other animated movies.
Super Reviewer
½ April 21, 2017
An average straight to DVD animated movie with some pretty decent animation too, It was great to see so many characters in this short but action packed film, Batman and Superman were great on screen together that the Kids will enjoy it more even if the story isn't told too great.
½ February 14, 2017
The tale of the team up. Batman and Superman team together to stop a criminal Lex Luthor. Feeling a bit crowded in this team up is an understatement. Usually WB/DC does a good job on the animated features and this one falls flat. The new art work just feels meh... The story also feels the same. Count me as disappointed in this outing in the animated world.
½ November 21, 2016
This has an excellent cast, a fun story, and great animation.
½ September 17, 2016
Superman and Batman against the world? Now that is definitely worth watching.
September 1, 2016
I really enjoyed this one, some good animation and lot's of characters. Decent story as well.
½ August 17, 2016
Enjoyed the movie quite a bit, the buddy repo between the two superheroes is fun to see and is the highlight of the movie. The plot is interesting with a reformed Lex Luthor becoming the President of USA and eventually declaring Superman a public enemy. The animation and the story is somewhat cartoonist & more kid focus, different from other darker DC Universe Animated Original Movies, still had fun watching it.
August 14, 2016
Good animation, too many villains they are too easily defeated. Everyone wants to go after superman. Toyman is a little asian kid. Good special features
August 11, 2016
It's A Movie Fun Of Dc Comics Nothing More.
½ July 17, 2016
A fun movie with an amazing and atractive art, tons of recognizable characters and an interesting and smart plot that ultimately does not live up to its potental but it had some great and enjoyable moments. I especially liked the beginning with its real-world setting and the representation of Luthor which captured the great intelligence of the character as well as his narcissistic and egocentrical nature. But what I enjoyed the most of this movie was definetly the art which was straight out of the comic, I also liked the enormous number of DC characters that appeared on this movie as well as the representation of the Superman/Batman friendship.
Super Reviewer
½ July 8, 2016
Superman-Batman: Public Enemies does well in highlighting the powerhouses as a team combining their wits and creating a well-formulated duo. Along with nice CGI-work and a fair story, this DC adaptation is entertaining. 3.5/5
½ June 11, 2016
I love all the banter between Supes and Bats. This is almost straight out from the comic story and the characters are drawn like that particular comic. Kinda light hearted for a Batman story so it is kinda family friendly (if you don't mind all the fighting). Great show. Kids and I will rewatch many times.
April 17, 2016
Clancy Brown adds a great, scheme-tastic Lex Luthor to his resume of baddies. He falls between Hackman Luthor and Spacey Luthor; more believably dangerous (on a large scale) than Hackman, and more dynamic and charismatic than Spacey. His mental degeneration from repentant and respected politician to flat-out psycho is quite subtly handled as well, especially considering the fact that the film only lasts just over an hour, though the Kryptonite steroids bit does come a little too out of nowhere for my taste.

As well as all the fun and interesting character moments, Public Enemies is stuffed with quality fights. There is one particular Battle Royal about half way through after Luthor has put a billion-dollar bounty on the heads of our heroes. Just about every DC supervillain I know (and about a hundred more that I don‚??t, including a telepathic gorilla!) show up to try to collect. It is scenes like this where the animated features will always outstrip live-action. It is good for the drama to see Superman taking a beating every now and then ‚?? something the films have often struggled to bring to the screen.
April 11, 2016
It's a pure fun thrill ride essentially made to be an action epic in animated form. You're getting the two top-tier DC superheroes teaming up to essentially take on the entire world (the movie should've been called "Batman + Superman VS The World). The plot shouldn't be taken that seriously, and the eventual twist is barely anything. There's an easy resolution to the story, and the animation can be awkward at times; yet the main theme in the score won't leave your head, and it's purely fun. It's just over an hour long, so it doesn't fully waste the viewer's time. Recommended!
March 24, 2016
A super fun DC movie for everyone.
March 20, 2016
A pretty perfect first act features top-notch voice work and wonderful writing of the titular friendship and Luthor's rivalry and more than any other representation of DC comics on screen this feels like a fully-formed universe of characters. However, with so many characters not all of them get their due, and some are treated with particular injustice. The second and third acts sadly do not live up to the great set-up. So much more could have been done than simply create excuses for one fight scene after the other, fights which get more and more silly, but the entertainment value stays high enough to recommend for anyone seeking a fun, if undemanding, ride with the world's greatest superheroes.
Super Reviewer
March 18, 2016
In preparation for the upcoming Batman V Superman film, I've decided to revisit a few of each of the heroes' feature films, especially those where they come in direct conflict with one another.

2016 is a big year for comic-book films. Batman and Superman are obviously squaring off very soon, but so is Captain America and Iron Man in Civil War. For all intents and purposes, 'Public Enemies' is DC's version of that comic book storyline. We begin as Lex Luthor takes over as president, using tactics similar to a presidential candidate running for office this year, which gives this film an interesting significance among films of this genre. The film is very much formulated like every other superhero movie, but I liked seeing parallels and a few valid points about society as a whole today. For the most part, it's just one punch after another, but for the avid superhero fan, that's enough.

Batman and Superman are close friends here and for once, on the same side of the coin. After a framed murder from Lex on Supes, him and Batman become public enemies among the entire country. This even includes other members of the Justice League who were dumb enough to think Lex was a serious presidential candidate. Throughout the film you get appearances from famous villains like Solomon Grundy or Mongo and heroes like Hawkman and Shazam, all there to take in Batman and Superman. The film loses its political and moral focus a bit as it slips into an action extravaganza with all these heroes and villains, but eventually it gets back on track.

The best part about the film is once again the dynamic between Batman and Superman. Conroy and Daly once again voice the two heroes as they take on a friendly bond this time around. Heck even Christopher Drake does the score. If you're a superhero fan, it's hard not to believe you would enjoy watching this film, but it's nowhere near the cerebral masterpiece that The Dark Knight Returns or some of the other animated films are. At the very least, the film is a smart commentary on corruption and misrepresentation in the media, which is something you barely see in a superhero flick.

+Voice talent, enough said

+Cool appearances from heroes and villains

+Christopher Drake

+Commentary on our society

-Fight scenes take over the fascinating elements of the story sometimes

½ February 3, 2016
Script is OK, but the art is not. Head & body shapes are weird. Compare this to the first-rate Justice League & Justice League Unlimited. For example, google "superman/batman public enemies Power Girl" then try "Justice League Unlimited Supergirl" and "Justice League Unlimited Powergirl". It isn't only the boobiage. JLU Supergirl/powergirl is awesome & fierce. This version is nothing but odd eyes & blank expression. The other characters are drawn similarly oddly.
November 22, 2015
The Superman/Batman feature tries to play its strengths as best it can and it succeeds for the most part, boasting its physically oversized protagonists but making sure they represent the limits in their abilities so as to not completely make them completely overpowered. The setting is interesting but the problem facing the heroes seems weak and overdone. In any case, the wide range of cameos are most welcome, and yes, even the most disagreeable ones.
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