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It's Bruce Timm's first work since JLU and it doesn't disappoint. As a direct-to-DVD, I'm happy to say that Superman/Doomsday (The W at Amazon) is a winner.

HIGHLIGHTS:
-The actual Superman/Doomsday fight. A long, drawn-out battle in which neither side holds back. Doomsday is every bit a mindless killing machine here as he is in the comics. Some cringe-worthy hits and one hell of an ending to the fight. Great, great stuff!
-After being treated to Clancy Brown's Lex Luthor for so many years, I'm happy to say that James Marsters played the role very well. He's the conniving bastard we were all hoping for.

LOWLIGHTS:
-For a movie entitled "Superman/Doomsday", there wasn't as much Doomsday as you might think.
-Somewhat plodding second act.

Won't say much more for risk of spoiling it. It's worth a try and it's got pretty decent extras (a "Justice League: The New Frontier" teaser reel and commentary from Timm and crew). Definitely doesn't fall into the pantheon of greatness that certain episodes of JLU do, but it's good for what it is: an abbreviated version of the Death of Superman. Thumbs up!




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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.76
It's good to hear that this DVD is pretty decent. The Superman/Doomsday comic remains the only comic book I've ever bought. I was never into comics, but I had to see this issue.

I'm not going to buy the movie or anything, but I think I will have to at least rent the flick. Thanks for the recommendation.



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My wife pre-ordered this on Amazon for my birthday back in June, and I forgot it came out this week. Thanks for the reminder!




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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.04
    Originally posted by It's False
    After being treated to Clancy Brown's Lex Luthor for so many years, I'm happy to say that James Marsters played the role very well.


This isn't the guy who played Luthor in that "Brainiac Attacks" direct-to-video movie, is it?

/checks Wikipedia

Oh good, it isn't ... 'cause that was an awful interpretation of the character, IMO.





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Does it have the beatdown of the Justice Leaguers too?



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    Originally posted by Eddie Famous
    Does it have the beatdown of the Justice Leaguers too?


For plot purposes and mostly time constraint reasons, the JLA was left out of this story.




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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.91
Yup. No Justice League. No Superman imitators. No Super-girl. Not even any mention as to what happened to Doomsday and his body which annoyed me the most. Umm hello, nigh-indestructible being that could beat Superman within an inch of his life. Who do you think would take it in this story?

For a movie called Superman/Doomsday, they did a pretty terrible job with the Doomsday part.

But at least it wasn't super-intelligent talking Doomsday from JLU, which was just weird.
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The super-intelligent Doomsday showed up later in the comics. Basically, as a part of his 'evolution', chiefly his ability to evolve on the spot into something bigger and stronger, he grew a bigger brain to outsmart big blue.



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