Friday, February 21, 2014

Superman: Brainiac Attacks DC Animated Movie

So here is the thing. Is this really as bad as I make it out to be? Probably not. But I think this movie is an example of when directors try to do more that they are capable. I read this on WIKI

Notably, this depiction of Lex Luthor, rather than being the cold, calculating industrialist portrayed in Superman: The Animated Series, seems to incorporate elements of Gene Hackman's less serious portrayals of the character in live-action movies, making Luthor more light-hearted and darkly whimisical, going as far as to make jokes about the situations around him.

I really hated this Luthor. Not in a good way. The above explains why. I was a big Bruce Timm fan. This movie tries to be true to the Bruce Timms years, yet changes a few things. Later movies reinvented the franchise. Similarly the Live Action Superman Returns failed trying to copy Christopher Reeves. Man of Steel developed an all new arc. Otherwise we expect too much of the familiar. 

If you have not been a fan of the 1990 Adventures and 2000 Justice League TV series you will probably like it... Otherwise NOT FOR ME....

DO SEE the 2013 SUPERMAN UNBOUND also featuring Brainiac Wonderfully

Superman: Brainiac Attacks


Superman: Brainiac Attacks is a 2006 direct-to-video animated film with production designs based on Superman: The Animated Series from Warner Bros. Animation, on aired a part of the Toonami block on Saturday June 17, 2006, and the released on DVD Tuesday June 20, 2006. It also aired on Toon Disney on June 16, 2008, being the first Superman film to air on Toon Disney. The film features Superman battling the forces of Lex Luthor and Brainiac. It also focuses on the relationship between Superman andLois Lane.
Though the film's visual style is the same as Superman: The Animated Series (as are the majority of its returning voice cast), it is not in continuity with the DC animated universe.[1] Superman: TAS alumniTim Daly and Dana Delany are reunited to play the characters of Superman and Lois Lane. Also returning from the animated series are David Kaufman as Jimmy Olsenand George Dzundza as Perry White. This is the first time that Daly has returned to the Superman role since the 2002 video gameSuperman: Shadow of Apokolips, as he was not part of the cast of the Justice League animated series where the part of Superman was played by George NewbernClancy Brown and Corey Burton, who played Lex Luthor and Brainiac in the animated series, Justice League and Justice League Unlimited are absent in the cast of the movie. Powers Boothe and Lance Henriksen instead played Lex Luthor and Brainiac, respectively.

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