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Saturday, August 19, 2006

Superman: Brainiac Attacks Review
posted by Bahoot Studios

God almighty we miss Paul Dini so much.

Yes, this movie was a disappointment but this is because it used the Dini/Timm designs of the Superman Animated Series and with most of its original cast returning but making the mistake of revamping the entire established continuity and create its own story. Everybody had high hopes for this movie and since it came out during the promotions for Superman Returns movie; fans were wishing they would be able to watch something new that is Superman related rather than replaying the damn Superman trailers but in the end…they were disillusioned and disappointed.

The movie was about the first encounter of Superman and Brainiac with a subplot of Clark’s struggle to keep his identity to Lois. It’s not the most complex or even original story for Superman but I do believe it was made as a fresher and child friendly approach to the franchise.

The voice acting was satisfying. It was nice to hear Timothy Daly as Superman again but having to hear the stupid lines of Lex Luthor and the unfamiliar voice of Brainiac made the experience not worth it.

The problem in this movie I believe is in the pre-production. In which rather than creating new designs for this animated movie they used the previous Superman Animated series designs. This made most people think it’s somewhat related or even connected to the previous series but in reality its not. I don’t really know if they were either cashing on the Superman Returns promotions or that they were trying to keep the budget low but after all has been said and done this animated movie seemed to hurt more the franchise than save money.

If they created new designs and promoted it as a NEW Superman Animated movie it could have a fighting chance and most people would even accept the characters different rendition.

It’s a 4 out of 10 for this movie.

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