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Superman: Doomsday

The 2007 DC Universe Animated Original Movie in which Superman is killed and reborn.

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Man of Steel meets Mountain of Man....

  • Jul 1, 2010
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Ok I can't let such an injustice go on much longer. I was surprised that this Movie didn't get much respect here. Let's all go back to the 90's folks. I'm an 80's baby. I grew up with the Transformers, He-man and the freakin Smurfs for crying out loud! The Biggest thing those years in the Comic Book world was Superman Doomsday! The Moment I heard of his arrival in the Comics I figured Sups could finally have someone he could let loose on. But Sadly the writers took a whole other route. 
         I remember the response was amazing. People that didn't even originally collect comics showed up to read how the Mighty Man of Steel could be defeated. I remember some people crying over it. This event was huge! No one for 20 years had ever been able to come close to K.O.'ing ol' Sups! So when this mountain of muscle shows up and made him bleed I was on the edge of my seat. It was good story telling. Excellent drama and the fact that it made it into an animated movie, shows how great a story it was.
        No matter what the reasons were for doing it they still owned that moment and made history. Although at the expense of the fans. I mean, we had already had a hard time getting over the Transformers Movie where Optimus Prime was killed. Now sups?! But thank God they quickly won our hearts a bit later when they announced his marriage to Lois Lane! So if you live for dramas where men in tights with super powers gather there abilities together and kill each other, then some how in the end they're all right. This movie is for you. Experience in cartoon form what we all got in book form and watch the battle between titans and see how the writers got themselves out of that one!

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review by . May 03, 2010
Insignificant and Felt a Little Too Rushed in Storytelling
      I'm a comic book fan, I actually own the "Death and return of Superman" in its original comic crossover form. This event in comic history was very significant (while it lasted) in the early 1990's because of the repercussions felt throughout the DC universe. The comic story arc came at a time when DC’s sales were dwindling and they were desperate to make a quick profit. The “Death of Superman” actually preceded “Knightfall” …
review by . November 09, 2010
Face facts, Super-fans: there is no way possible a film adaptation of the entire Superman/Doomsday saga could possibly have been attempted much less pleased everyone ... so we all may as well dispense with comparisons, per se, to the comics saga that took well over a year to tell AND to read. It's nice to understand that SUPERMAN - DOOMSDAY had its basis on that stellar reality because, in the end, at least Bruce Timm and company knew which elements to keep and, arguably, which to shelve for …
review by . September 09, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
There was a brief time in my life when I collected comics on a semi-regular basis. It was a very short period of just about a year that ended when DC announced that Superman would be killed. The creature that brought about the ultimate battle was a completely nihilistic character named Doomsday a creature that couldn't be killed and could only "feel" hate. The comic where Superman died sold more comics in one day than any other comic book in history had done up to that point. Of course, …
review by . December 15, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
I've long been a fan of the animated DC universe. Batman - The Animated Series, Volume One (DC Comics Classic Collection) was an amazingly well-done show, following on the heels of Batman (Two-Disc Special Edition), and bringing a much more "adult" feel to cartoons. When Superman - The Animated Series, Volume One (DC Comics Classic Collection) began to air, I enjoyed it, but not as much as the Batman series.    Now we have this, a 70 minute movie covering roughly the same matieral …
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The most shocking showdown in Superman history! When Lexcorp accidentally unearths the intergalactic serial killer Doomsday, Superman battles the creature head on in the fight of his life...literally. The world collectively mourns their fallen hero; humanity realizes it will never feel truly safe again. Superman's enemies rejoice all but Lex Luthor, who grieves the loss in his own demented manner, setting off a chilling chain of events that even he couldn't have foreseen. Inspired by the bestselling graphic novel of all time, DC Comics' The Death of Superman, this feature-length animated adventure boasts exciting action sequences that rivals anything you've ever seen starring the Man of Steel!
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Genre: Action, Animation, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Release Date: September 18, 2007
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Screen Writer: Duane Capizzi
DVD Release Date: September 18, 2007
Runtime: 75 minutes
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures, DC Comics, Warner Bros. Animation, Warner Premiere
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