The Batman Superman Movie
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When the Joker elicits the help of Lex Luthor in a new fiendish scheme, only the combined superpowers of Batman and Superman can save Metropolis. Will the Man of Steel and the Caped Crusader be able to foil the plot of this diabolical duo? Not if the superheroes' alter egos clash as they vie for the attention of the self-reliant Lois. Watch the action explode as Batman and Superman clash with each other and their notorious archenemies.]]>
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Not only do you get the world's greatest detective with Batman but also you're treated to the world's greatest superhero (Supes) in a tale that combines their arch rivals, Lex Luthor and the Joker, in a tale linking Gotham to Metropolis. In short, a money-hungry joker offers his services to murder Superman to Lex Luthor for nothing short of one billion dollars. However, complications arise when Lois Lane falls head over heels for ... Bruce Wayne?
Kid-friendly in its cartoon violence, THE BATMAN SUPERMAN MOVIE is a must-see for family entertainment.
What always worked about these animated series was the fact that the characters were always starkly portrayed in vocal direction yet simply drawn in fundamental lines. The circa 1940s artwork to the buildings and cityscapes only further enhanced the viewing pleasure.
The transfer is crisp and beautiful, and the colors are as vibrant as ever. The soundtrack is only 2 channel, but it works well for the presentation.
The disc includes an introduction by Bruce Timm, a DVD game linked to watching the movie, as well as how-to exercises in teaching anyone who likes how to draw the animated versions of Batman and Superman.
This is truly one of the world's finest!
Batman and Superman's first meeting, herein portrayed, is rather nice, especially because they really just don't like each other a heck of a lot. Especially because Lois Lane falls hard for Bruce Wayne.
Their mutual discovery of secret identities plays nicely on the two characters' strong points, with Superman using his superpowers and Batman demonstrating why he's the world's greatest detective.
Harley Quinn's running feud with Luthor's female bodyguard/chauffeur, Mercy, is one of the high points.
The Joker's "Dance of Death" over the fallen Superman, adding shocks from his super-charged handbuzzer to Big Blue's suffering in his kryptonite death trap is rather chilling; in this and a few elements of violence this production (originally aired in prime-time, and then as three episodes of the television series) goes a bit beyond what the afternoon TV series can usually portray, and the Mark Hamill-voiced Joker is truly scary. The Joker's raving laughter as he (apparently) goes to his death as a result of one of his own traps gone wrong is both chilling and in character. (Harley Quinn, on the other hand, is just a *bit* too broadly portrayed.)
(There is, by the way a comicbook/"graphic novel" adaptation of this material -- now sadly out of print. While it doesn't bring much new, it's a good counterpoint to this film, as it gives alternate, slightly more "adult" views on some things -- if you have one, you really need the other.)
One question -- does Lois Lane have a trust fund or something?Read more ›
While great, this storyline is perhaps not as riveting as some of the other Animated features, yet it is great to see The Last Son of Krypton and the Dark Detective battle the Prince of Knaves and The Very Rich Bald Guy. Some of the best scenes include Batman's awesome gadgetry (On flight: "When in Rome...") and the battle with the robots. A great comic scene is watching Joker and Lex negotiate as Mercy and Harley Quinn duke it out in the background.
On the whole, I must say this is a great film for every fan of Batman and Superman, and for all lovers of first-rate animation.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bruce Timm rocks. This movie is simply fun and epic. It captures both of the main heroes just about perfectly in their archetypes, retaining truth to their respective worlds... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Michael J. Maier
I really enjoyed the way Warner Animation handled the first encounter of Batman and Superman. The tension between the two heroes is great, the inclusion of their arch enemies is... Read morePublished 2 months ago by mikereview
Not a bad DVD, but I would strongly recommend buying the series DVD sets instead. There are not enough special features to justify this as a standalone DVD box. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Scalenex
Excellent portrayal of Batman/Superman lore by the team who brought you the respective animated series from the nineties. Fun, cool, and satisfying.Published 10 months ago by Paul Lacour
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