Superman: Brainiac Attacks 2006 NR CC

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(115) IMDb 5.9/10
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Superman, about to finally divulge his identity and feelings to Lois, suddenly finds his mighty hands full when Brainiac, a powerful computer bent and Lex Luthor team up to defeat him.

Starring:
Tim Daly, Powers Boothe
Runtime:
1 hour 17 minutes

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Superman: Brainiac Attacks

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Product Details

Genres Science Fiction, Action
Director Curt Geda
Starring Tim Daly, Powers Boothe
Supporting actors Dana Delany, Lance Henriksen, George Dzundza, David Kaufman, Mike Farrell, Shelley Fabares, Roger Rose, Cynthia Songé, Tara Strong, Fred Tatasciore
Studio Warner Bros.
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Overall, this movie is just plain out bad.
Marcus N. Hanks
If you're thinking of buying this movie, do yourself a favor and buy "Justice League" or "Superman: the Animated Series" instead.
Richard Hadley
The animation is horrible, the storyline is flat and boring, and the dialogue is mind-numbing.
Carter Hall

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70 of 73 people found the following review helpful By Matt Zimmer on June 23, 2006
Format: DVD
You know who you are. You are the kind of person who is going to buy DVDs related to to Bruce Timm's DC Animated Universe to have a complete collection of everything DCAU. Here are some questions that completists who have not seen Superman: Brainiac Attacks yet may ask themselves when thinking about whether or not to buy this DVD.

If you are not a geek feel free to ignore this review.

Q: All the reviews say it's really bad, but internet critics are ALWAYS unnessecarily harsh. Is it really THAT bad?

A: Yes, it is. Static Shock's "Hoop Squad" has always been widely considered the single worst thing to come out of the DCAU ever. This is only marginally related to the DCAU and it is roughly twenty times worse. Sixty if you consider it's 22 minute running time one of "Hoop Squad"'s virtues. It is a pile of dried monkey vomit.

Q: But I want a complete DCAU collection!

A: The movie only uses character designs and some of the voices from the old Superman cartoon but it flatly contradicts things that have come before in the DCAU. Lex Luthor and Brainiac act INCREDIBLY out of character (buffoonish and melodramatic respectively) and the movie is at complete odds with how the Fortress of Solitude and Phantom Zone are portrayed on the old show.

Q: CAN it fit into the DCAU if I REALLY tried to make it?

A: I suppose you could come up with explainations for everything and wedge it into it if you really wanted to but it fits about as well as Teen Titans and Krypto the Superdog. Only those two cartoons are cool.
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145 of 161 people found the following review helpful By scarywarhol on May 27, 2006
Format: DVD
Unlike previous reviewers, I have actually gotten to see this mess, and let me just say that it is truly a disgrace to Superman: The Animated Series, and even writer Dwayne Capizzi's (of The Batman) other work.

When this was announced, and when the word came out that it would feature the original voice tallents for Superman and Lois (Tim Daly and Dana Delaney), fans of Superman and especially that wonderful and under-rated 90's cartoon show were estatic. Finally, this great version of Superman was getting his own animated movie!

Or so we thought.

As more details poured in, fans got more and more skeptical. Fan-favorite villains Lex Luthor and Braniac (Clancy Brown and Corey Burton) were recast. It was to be written by Dwayne Capizzi, of The Batman, an almost universally reviled anime-inspired version of the Dark Knight. What little pleasure that show ever had for me was in its kinetic animation, the writing was always atrocious and simplistic.

This is ten times worse. How this man can type out some of the lines in this movie is amazing. Lines like Lex Luthor saying "I'm happy! Oh, wait, no...I'm saaaaad!" or even telling Superman as he battles Brainiac "I'm rooting for you, my man!" is incredible. It's ten times more kiddie and stupid than any awful episode of The Batman.

The animation is rubbery and, for the most part, poor. Characters rarely look the same way in different scenes.

This DVD has been cropped to Fullscreen for some inexplicable reason since it was made in widescreen for a direct-to-video release.

I wont spoil details of the story for those who care, but suffice it to say that it makes the infamous movie "Batman and Robin" look absolutely brilliant.
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53 of 57 people found the following review helpful By M. Christian on June 20, 2006
Format: DVD
Not to jump on the band-wagon here, but I would have to agree with the other reviewers. Had I purchased this instead of waiting for the "free view" on Cartoon Network I would be of all men, most miserable. I absolutely love Batman, Batman Beyond, Superman and Justice League and this production was a huge disappointment. The Luthor and Braniac voices were awful...the story was weak...buy the second season of Justice League instead.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Richard Hadley on August 3, 2006
Format: DVD
I've got to agree with other reviewers on how bad this is.
It's so bad I feel compelled to write my first review just to warn people away!

Like so many others here, I enjoy "Batman: the Animated Series", "Superman: the Animated Series", and "Justice League" in all its incarnations, so it makes me very sad to say: There is just nothing to like about this movie.

The characters are very poorly written: Lex Luthor is portrayed as a clown (and not even a scary one!). Superman doesn't seem to have any idea how to fight an enemy other than fly at him and try to smash him.

The plot takes bizarre twists out of nowhere, such as a trip to the Phantom Zone, and a wholly unnecessary sub-plot featuring Jimmy Olson(!) in a fight with Luthor's leggy limo driver.

And don't start me on the voice work. While I respect Lance Henriksen, he just doesn't work for Brainiac. Brainiac sounds like he smokes cigarettes here, for crying out loud.

If you're thinking of buying this movie, do yourself a favor and buy "Justice League" or "Superman: the Animated Series" instead.
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