Sunday, September 30, 2007

Superman / Doomsday

I got a chance to watch the Superman / Doomsday animated movie yesterday.

While not on par with the Fleischer Superman cartoons of the 30's [not many cartoons are], Superman / Doomsday is an enjoyable tale brought to life by co-writer/co-director, Bruce Timm and a well chosen cast of actors including Adam Baldwin [Superman], Anne Heche [Lois Lane], James Marsters [Lex Luthor], Ray Wise [Perry White] and others.

The bonus features include behind the scenes with the voice actors, the animators, commentary tracks, as well as a sneak peak at The New Frontier [an upcoming animated feature based on Darwyn Cooke's award-winning series -- and I can't wait to see it].

IGN.com has several video clips and screenshots from the dvd which will give you a better feel for what it's all about.
If you're a Superman or comic book fan, my guess is that you'll enjoy it. If you're not a fan of either then you probably stopped reading this post long ago.

1 comment:

Chad said...

Superman being my favorite DC character, I bought this dvd up right away, and I have to say, I loved it. Not just because it was PG-13 and the violence was more intense than a regular Superman cartoon, but it was refreshing to see an animated feature like this handle more mature themes.Clark's relationship with Lois for example, or the relationship between Luthor and Superman for that matter. It's for sure an animated film that older fans of Superman have been waiting for. Plus, the reference to Satan's bum is worth the price of admission.