Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
PG-13 | 29 September 2009 (USA)
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United States President Lex Luthor uses the oncoming trajectory of a Kryptonite meteor to frame Superman and declare a $1 billion bounty on the heads of the Man of Steel and his ‘partner in crime’, Batman. Heroes and villains alike launch a relentless pursuit of Superman and Batman, who must unite—and recruit help—to try and stave off the action-packed onslaught, stop the meteor Luthors plot.

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VividSimon

Simply Perfect

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Curapedi

I cannot think of one single thing that I would change about this film. The acting is incomparable, the directing deft, and the writing poignantly brilliant.

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Voxitype

Good films always raise compelling questions, whether the format is fiction or documentary fact.

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Keeley Coleman

The thing I enjoyed most about the film is the fact that it doesn't shy away from being a super-sized-cliche;

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George Taylor

President Luthor learns that a meteor made of Kryptonite is headed for earth. When the plan to nuke it out of existence doesn't work, he declares Superman an enemy of earth. Batman stands by him, but while the rest of the heroes are hunting them, they need help to stop the meteor, help only a young genius from Japan can make happen. Fun!

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Thomas Drufke

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 sometimes8.2/10

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tiailds

I always have to watch anything with the same TV voices of Batman and Superman."Was it interesting?" The beginning was a little too obvious social commentary. The last act seemed out of place for the rest of the film 1.5 out of 3 "Was it memorable?" The most annoying part was the artwork. That style mixed with the memorable voices just seemed to clash for me.1 out of 3 "Was it entertaining?" For a comic book movie, there is not too much to complain about the action. For just over an hour, this seemed a bit too long though.1.5 out of 3 Starting with 1 (because the people demanded), 1 + 1.5 + 1 + 1.5 = 5 A rather "meh" animated action movie for me. Some of the patriotism from a few of the characters seemed really far fetched.

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athomed

This is one of the latest efforts from DC and WB. It tells the story of a DC universe where Lex Luthor is elected President (I wonder where they got that idea). Of course he bought the election and although some superheroes begin working for the government, Superman doesn't buy it. He knows there's something more to this story than a crook gone straight.Superman is aided by Batman. Let me tell you the voice work from Superman and Batman is great, as well as the animation. They're a similar body type but you can really tell the difference between the two characters in this movie, from seeing or from hearing them. Also there were some complaints about too many superheroes making cameos but I really liked that part.There is some language and sexual content (mostly implied) which I wouldn't feel comfortable showing to a young child. But I've got to say, Power Girl looks amazing. She really pops :).Whats on display in this movie is the relationship between Superman and Batman. They're friends, best friends as Superman puts it. The camaraderie between them really works. They joke back and forth and jest each other. There are some funny moments in this film, also the final scene is very sweet.My only complaint about this movie is that it wasn't very emotionally weighty, you'd think a Kryptonite meteor bound for Earth that could kill billions would make us feel like there's more on the line.All in all, this is a good direct to disk feature. Its certainly worth a rent and maybe even worth adding to your collection.

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