Not another list of the last five Marvel movies, but an attempt at creating The Superhero List To End All…
Superman vs. The Elite
World saved. Humanity lost.
The Man of Steel finds himself outshone by a new team of ruthless superheroes who hold his idealism in contempt.
Superman hanging around with a couple of Brits.
He calls them wankers.
He bitch slaps one of them.
Best Superman film ever.
The short review: This may be the best Superman movie ever made, or at least the best since "Superman II."
It's summer 2013, so I can't talk about "Superman vs. the Elite" without drawing comparisons to "Man of Steel." So here I go...
Overall, "Elite" is ten times the movie "Steel" was, with delicious irony. The message of "Elite" is diametrically opposed to that of "Steel," with Henry Cavill's Superman behavior a bit too close to Manchester Black's. Superman's fundamental nature is that he finds a way, he shows us what we can be, he helps a humanity still flawed but working towards greatness. "Steel" paid lip service to these ideas, with its insipid "the S stands for hope!" and…
As bad as All-Star Superman was, this one is that amazing. The story is not only great in a comics sense, but it also draws parallels to some very pressing real-world things, specifically terrorism.
But it's also the perfect Superman story for this modern age - especially for all of the people that dislike him because he's too much of a goody-goody (*cough* my wife *cough*). It really takes him to task for not being willing to cross certain lines in protecting humanity, and it makes him question everything about himself. And the resolution OH MAN the resolution.
This is one of the best things DC animation has done in years.
"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."
After the atrocity that was MAN OF STEEL, I needed something super to wash the bad taste out of my mouth. And I have found my brand of animated Listerine in SUPERMAN VS. THE ELITE.
This film tells the tale of a group of powerful antiheroes, led by the orgasmically awesome Manchester Black, who seek to one-up Superman by doing what he never could; kill the bad guys. Put an end to the crime and misery, once and…
I take it back, Kate Bosworth. You are no longer the worst Lois Lane ever...
DC's animated films are all good or great, I have yet to see a title this end of the millennia that's been a complete disappointment. This came recommended to me as one of the best Superman films, and it's certainly not bad. The Man of Steel encounters a group of renegades called The Elite, who deliver their own brand of justice by murdering villains. A moral battle ensues over the people's hearts that will test Supes and make him question his own system of beliefs. Great voice acting and solid animation all the way through.
Meglepően jóra sikeredett ez a Superman-es egész estés rajzfilm. Kicsit vonakodva ültem le megnézni, mert féltem olyan lesz, mint az All Star, de azt kell mondanom, hogy kifejezetten kellemeset csalódtam.
Ezúttal a rajzok nem voltak valami hű, de jók, de kárpótolt a történet cserébe. Egy rajzfilmhez képest nagyon komoly társadalomkritikát fogalmaz meg a film és itt nem a jó és rossz tipikus párharcát láthatjuk, hanem az elvek ütköztetését.
Tényleg, ajánlom mindenkinek, aki többre vágyik, mint egy agyatlan bő egy órás zúzás.
Superman vs. The Elite starts out with Superman at battle with a powerful villain called the Atomic Skull. The Atomic Skull puts up a good fight against Superman, but eventually falls to the hero and is sent away to prison.
The aftermath of the battle focuses on a discussion at the UN about the costs and damages, with some wondering how many times we're going to have to see the same thing play out: villain gets loose, Superman stops it, the villain is put away, and then the cycle repeats when the villain escapes once more. If only Superman could finish the job, the world might be a safer place.
On cue, The Elite appear -- an interesting foursome of…
A pretty good story saddled with the worst animation of any of the DC animated films save for Doomsday.
When the world wants Superman to become a Judge, Jury and Executioner, of course he refuses. Which is a perfect opportunity for new super group to come along to fill the role our blue boy scout will never be able to fill. Of course, antics will ensue.
I am watching he DCAU films in order of release date and up until this point, this is by far the best Superman-centered film yet. I mean, come on, you get to see Superman bitch slap a dude who has it coming. What else could you ask for?
Pretty faithful to the original comic issue, and really recommended for people like me who thought 'The Authority' (and most of Warren Ellis's work in general) was overrated at best.
"I heard a child say that he wanted to be in the Elite when he grows up, because it would be fun to kill bad guys. Fun to kill. People have to know that there's another way. They have to see that someone believes in humanity strongly enough to... die for them."
87. Esta fue la película de Superman que vi este año, me alegra.
"Dreams lift us up and transform us into something better."
Az alaptörténet egész jól sikerült, olyan a morális kérdéseket vet fel, mint hogy egy szuperhős a törvény felett áll-e, szabad egy gyilkolnia, vagy Supes régi szokásához híven csak elfognia szabad-e a rosszfiúkat. Az Elite-ek annyira nem kiemelkedő karakterek, de együtt legalább komoly erőt képviseltek. Ami nem tetszett, az az, hogy pont a címszereplők elég csúnyán voltak rajzolva, illetve a főcím is elég borzalmas volt. Továbbá a morális kérdéseket talán lehetett volna még egy kicsit feszegetni (katonai és háborús szempontból) mondjuk egy-két bunyós jelenet helyett, akkora valahogy mélyebb lehetett volna a történet. Összességében korrekt kis történet, Superman pedig elég badass a végén.
-"But are you the Superman that the 21st century needs?"
My favorite character: Atomic Skull.
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