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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.66
It's a fairly faithful adaptation of the second Jeph Loeb Superman/Batman story arc. If you liked Public Enemies and can't get enough of Tim Daly and Kevin Conroy reprising their DCAU roles, you'll love this.

Much like Public Enemies, it's been a long time since I read the source material. Unlike Public Enemies, I can't see too many places where they strayed away from the comic and they actually kept Wonder Woman's role intact (complete with Susan Eisenberg reprising her "Justice League" role), which I thought for sure was headed for the chopping block.

The action was great and the voice work is fantastic, of course. The only issue I have here is the animation. Whereas Public Enemies took Ed McGuinness's artwork and made a movie out of it, Apocalypse went with a more anime-type of style and it didn't quite work as well here.

Still, it's a fun romp and it's just a shame that the Superman/Batman books went downhill from here, because the books were great up until this point and perfectly adaptable for DVD. It's really too bad that they went off the rails after the Supergirl arc.

Thumbs up for both the movie and the perfectly serviceable Green Arrow short. I just wish there were a couple of more extras.




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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.66
I'll probably pick this up at some point. I really enjoyed the story arc when it first came out, specifically how Batman dealt with Darkseid and the respect Darkseid appeared to gain for the Batman.

The issues with the extras is that they have at times added a couple of JL or JLU episodes as bonuses. For people like me, who have bought the entire series on DVD and have all of the episodes on the computer as well, it's not the best "extra feature" in the world.



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.11
    Originally posted by It's False


    The action was great and the voice work is fantastic, of course. The only issue I have here is the animation. Whereas Public Enemies took Ed McGuinness's artwork and made a movie out of it, Apocalypse went with a more anime-type of style and it didn't quite work as well here.




The animation was distracting to me ad well. At times it looked like both Batman and Superman were wearing makeup, to the point where Superman looked like a Split Enz-era Tim Finn.
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.48
Sadly, they used the same Michael Turner art style as they used for the original series.

I got it cause it was 'comic related' but not happy about it because I thought it was a crappy storyline. This Supergirl has been really annoying and I just don't like her at all.

The Green Arrow short was great though!



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I have my issues with Jeph Loeb's original plot, the dialogue and characterizations, but overall I liked the movie, especially the second action-packed half. In terms of superhero full-on epic action - New Gods, Amazons, and Kryptonians all cutting loose at full power - it really delivered. And I'm a Supergirl fan. I love me some Kara Zor-El and some Summer Glau voicing Kara Zor-El. So overall, thumbs up.

Superman and Supergirl vs. Darkseid is a main event in any arena in the DC Universe.

Review: http://www.backofthehead.com/​2010/​10/​superman-​batman-​apocalypse.html

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