Superman/Batman: Public Enemies Animated Review

Superman/Batman: Public Enemies Animated Review

This 2009 animated film is based on the six-issue series from Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuiness. Superman/Batman Public Enemies starts out showing society is financially breaking down, with people losing jobs, houses, etc.. Lex Luthor uses this opportunity to get himself voted president, then he starts a push to bring awareness to the aliens and superheroes of society.

With that in mind, after Lex Luthor has been elected President of the United States and he sets up Superman to take the fall for murdering Metallo. When Batman ends up backing Superman, they both find themselves the target of the law and other nefarious plans. Luthor offers a bounty and suddenly a huge pack of super villains is out to collect the reward.

After dealing with Grodd, Captain Cold and quite a few more, our heroes then have to face off against heroes that Luthor has recruited as his deputies. These deputies include Captain Atom, Power Girl, Katana, and Starfire.

But things come out "in the wash" and some folks get on to Luthor's game. All the while, a massive meteor is headed towards Earth.

The movie is faithful to the source material, clocks in at 69 minutes, but it is nearly a 69-minute slug-fest. It's complicated and fun to follow and in some of the banter, it's truly pretty funny and at times, fairly engaging for the viewer.

The voice talent includes the familiar voices Tim Daly (Superman), Kevin Conroy (Batman), and Clancy Brown (Luthor) with Smallville's Allison Mack voicing Power Girl. We also get some CCH Pounder, & LeVar Burton.

The Distraction of It All:

Power Girl's Busty Look in Superman/Batman: Public Review

Being the world of animation, the story and the world is the end-product of the animation artists.  And these artists definitely have an interesting focus.  Everyone has perfect washboard abs and in some cases, seriously huge, in fact overly huge, fake-looking knockers. Jeeze, I'm surprised some groups didn't make noise about this, but hey, it is what it is.

Over all, it's a great little story with a lot of different spins and twists. The resolution comes about in a perfect pace and feels believable.

IMDb fans gave this a 7/10. Sure...   I'll go with that too.

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