Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009)

Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009) — So Jeph Loeb wrote one of my favorite comics [The Long Halloween] but he is far from one of my favorite comic writers.  He tends to go cameo-crazy and the stories have a tendency to suffer as a result.  So why the so-far-pretty-decent DC direct-to-disc decided to go with adapted one of his comics for their latest flicks is beyond me.  All in all, it’s not that bad but it does suffer from pretty much everything that was wrong with the comic.  Also they do the sort of half-assed PG-13-ifying by throwing in some bad words to make it seem more “adult” [although in an early-on Daily Show-parody they carry the language quite a ways past family-film territory, though it is bleeped].  They kept what worked from the DCAU TV series [is the plural of series series?] like voice actors Kevin Conroy, Tim Daly, and Clancy Brown but don’t have the great narrative structure that Justice League Unlimited had.  So for DC animation completists it’s an okay-enough movie, but nothing great.

One Response to “Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009)”
  1. lei5 says:

    DC Animated Films knocks the ball out of the park…Marvel is mediocre when it comes to these parts of town! 🙂

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