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Superman/Doomsday (2007)

When LexCorps accidentally unleash a murderous creature, Doomsday, Superman meets his greatest challenge as a champion. Based on the "The Death of Superman" storyline that appeared in DC Comics' publications in the 1990s.

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When LexCorps accidentally unleash a murderous creature, Doomsday, Superman meets his greatest challenge as a champion. Based on the "The Death of Superman" storyline that appeared in DC Comics' publications in the 1990s.

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Where were you the day Superman died?


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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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"Superman: Doomsday" is the first animated Superman project to be rated PG-13. See more »

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When Superman crashes down to Earth after killing Doomsday he has a tear in the shoulder of his costume, after he dies in Lois' arms the tear is gone. See more »

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Lex Luthor: Just look at him. So sleek. So powerful. So... beautiful, like some great golden god made flesh. Of course, any sensible god would demand absolute obedience in return for his favor. But, no, our Man of Steel protects us, with no strings attached. The people? Hmph. They practically worship him anyway. Enjoy your reign while you may, Superman. For surely as night follows day, there comes a time when even gods must die.
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Ignore the purists--this is actually very good!
27 November 2008 | by (Carbondale, Illinois) – See all my reviews

OK, I admit the animation here isn't the best--but the dark story line and a wide variety of "small touches" (like Lois Lane watching the battle, unflinching, as a shard of glass cuts her cheek) more than make up for that. However, there are quite a few Superman fans who hate the turn in recent years towards darker, grittier story lines (as in the widely unappreciated graphic novel, "For Tomorrow"), which is probably why the reviews for this are as low as they are.

The scene-by-scene script and choreography for "Superman: Doomsday" are simply amazing, as anyone who actually stayed in the room to watch this would concede. ;) Some jerky animation aside, "Superman: Doomsday" more than holds its own--in part because it is obviously intended for a more mature audience. For example, people are actually KILLED in this one, instead of stumbling stupidly out of a fire with some soot on their faces.


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