The Stainless Steel Rat (stainsteelrat) wrote,
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Superman: Doomsday (2007). Directed by Bruce Timm, Lauren Montgomery and Brandon Vietti. An animated feature that initially pits Superman against a creature (Doomsday) uncovered in a Lexcorp mining operation. Superman appears to be killed in the encounter, which leaves Lois Lane and Lex Luthor distressed. I better start the review with the caveat that I'm not a huge fan of animated comic book films, at least of the Marvel/DC Comics/etc. variety. I've yet to see one that isn't decidedly average, and Superman: Doomsday is unfortunately not the exception. The film plods along and just about keeps the brain occupied, and doesn't demonstrate any of the stunning visuals and imaginative story of that which comes from Disney, or more so Studio Ghibli, Katsuhiro Otomo, and Mamoru Oshii. Perhaps that's understandable though as it's formulaic, and the source is arguably the issue. I suspect comic book fans will get something from it, but not a lot. Others will probably want to avoid. 3/5 (Average)
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