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Superman/Batman: Public Enemies Reviews

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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

8.2/10
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.
½ July 21, 2015
It is a good movie, with proper graphic novel insight, though a bit of more elucidation into the characters would have been nice. Also, Superman exhibited near-invulnerability to Kryptonite, which was not the best move. But, overall, good story-telling, gripping work.
½ June 16, 2015
Fun plot, but the art was not quite there...
May 9, 2015
This poorly animated and lackluster addition to the DC animated canon is effectively a collection of bland and mechanical fight scenes, strung together by a thinly written plot loaded with cringe inducing dialogue.
½ April 3, 2015
There's no doubt fans will get plenty of fan service here. Plenty of cameos, plenty of homages and references, and the voice acting is A-game. The story however is pretty much setup from one action scene to the next, and at times the animation style took me out of it. Still I did find myself mostly entertained for an hour and twenty minutes. So I give it credit for that. 2.5/5 Passable.
February 7, 2015
Even though some powers were limited, it's still a typical, well-animated superhero movie from DC Comics with the same entertainment value to match your usual enjoyment, and the same elegance in the action and staying true to the characterization. (B+)

(Full review coming soon)
½ October 29, 2014
Mejor manera para descansar del hyper hype de la 3era fase de marvel
October 4, 2014
this one is a hard hitting one with Batman and Superman covering for esch other shows how too different people can have such a good friend ship all about taking down the Evildoers. I like this one.
½ September 19, 2014
Lex Luthor se parcho a Amanda Weller IUGGGH
August 22, 2014
It's Superman and Batman fighting against a hoard of supervillains; what more could you want?
½ August 20, 2014
centers on the interesting relationship between the two title heroes. other things are shit
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