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.
To all NON Superman fans who are not interested in the Big Blue Boy Scout, or just haven't given him a shot. I implore you to start here.
It's a very earnest take on the character. With a cast of ragtag antagonists led by a NUTTER with a Union Jack tattooed across his entire chest, and he's named Manchester Black to BOOT!.
Nice premise for this DC animated movie. Superman fights a group of heroes who are willing to kill the bad guys, not just put them away. The whole thing plays out really well and the pacing is great. The character of Manchester Black is pretty good, but his partners in the elite are pretty dull. That's my big problem with this movie, all of the cool story points, but it just wasn't very exciting.
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.
Disregarding the "Pokolistan" vs. "Bialya" subplot with its over-the-top bioweapons / monsters, this is one of the better stories among the DC Universe Animated Original Movies.
"When people are scared, they have a tendency to hop on a bandwagon before they see who's driving it."
I'm not one for animation, but I figured I'd check this out considering the source material (Action Comics #775) is the first comic I ever read and I just overpaid for an original copy of it on EBay.
It's a really great adaptation and probably the best example to show someone why we need a hero like the metropolis marvel in the modern age. Not only does it call into question the relevancy of Superman, but holds a mirror up to society and shows how ugly we've become rooting for essentially our own jailers to protect us from terrorist. But by…
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Why do American filmmakers insist on having Americans play English characters? Either you end up with the stereotypical country gentlemen or the cockney punk on show here. Can anyone tell me where this vision of Englishness came from? as it's not like anybody I have ever met, seen or heard...ever. Frankly it's a little insulting. Also repeatedly using the term wanker does not give it Authenticity.
Bit of a hidden gem really
Acho que o Zack Snyder deveria assistir também para finalmente entender o personagem. Recomendo
DC Comics have been nothing but spectacular in releasing the adaptation of popular comic book stories into quality direct to blu-ray movies. They have had some not to good blu-rays like the first Green Lantern Animated Movie but its mostly bee above average. Marvel is greatly lacking in this area, but wining in live action realm. until Dark Knight Rises. I would have not guessed the best of these movies would be a Superman movie.
It is based on a story called What's So Funny About Truth, Justice, And The American Way? published in March of 2001. It was adapted by the writer of the original story Joe Kelly and you can tell. A story about Superman and a team…
clark kent bitch slapping a brit in the best superman movie of all time .
What happens when Superman turns bad?
The first animated movie in which superman changes and crosses the line to prove his point!
Szintén egy remek történet és remek megvalósítás. A végén Superman "csele" tetszett a legjobban.
There is something about super hero movies that I can never get enough of. I can even tolerate a bad…