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The Death of Superman [Blu-ray/DVD] [Graphic Novel] [Only @ Best Buy] [2018]

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    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (508 out of 523)

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    The Death of Superman
    When a monstrous beast named Doomsday crash lands on Earth and lays waste to everything and everyone in its path, the Justice League engage in their toughest battle yet. With the rest of his team severely injured it's up to the Man of Steel\ to take down the monster at all costs. Directed by Jake Castorena., Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Jerry O'Connell
      Jerry O'Connell
    • Rebecca Romijn
      Rebecca Romijn
    • Rainn Wilson
      Rainn Wilson



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    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 523 reviews

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Where Batman v Superman Failed... this Succeeds

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      Xeno

      In 2007, DC Released Superman Doomsday. This covered the Death of Superman story where Superman fought Doomsday. 11 years later, DC retells the story. The story seems to pick up after Justice League War. The Justice League has been assembled and is now funded by the UN. Superman is having issues navigating his personal and league life. Afraid to bring Lois into the world of gods and monsters, Superman struggles with taking the relationship to the next level. Meanwhile, a dark cloud looms on the horizon. Crash landing in the sea, the asteroid brings the harbringer of death... Doomsday. This is the key points of the Death of Superman. The majority of the movie is either Clark Kent (Superman) navigating his relationship with Lois Lane or the Justice League fighting Doomsday. This is both a strong point and a detriment to the movie. The part about Superman and Lois was well written. How does a hero balance his personal and public lives? Can you bring someone else into your world without endangering them? These key questions are wrestled with during the story. This story arch comes to an abrupt end as the Doomsday arch swells. The Doomsday story is the monster that leaves destruction in its wake. Doomsday kills without remorse. Doomsday feeds off of violence. Doomsday is the ultimate killing machine. If you know the story, or read the title, you know how this movie ends. It is about Superman's death. Unlike the 2007 Superman Doomsday (which tells both the death and ressurection of Superman), this film only focuses on the Death of Superman, making it feel like half a movie. Batman vs Superman (2016) dealth with the Death of Superman, only to have him revived in Justice League (2017). It seems to me like DC is planning an animated cinematic universe to make up for the live action movies performing poorly at the box office. Given that there are two major plot lines in this film, I'm a little disappointed. The fights are fun to watch. There were a few times where I was like "ooh.. that had to hurt". The brutality of Doomsday gave DC quite a bit to work with. The Superman/Lois arch was well written. The Credits even drop hints at upcoming DC animated films. I would recommend buying this movie. I enjoyed it quite a bit despite it feeling like half a story. I look forward to the animated ressurection of Superman.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Succeeding where Live Action Failed

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      Xeno

      In 2007, DC Released Superman Doomsday. This covered the Death of Superman story where Superman fought Doomsday. 11 years later, DC retells the story. The story seems to pick up after Justice League War. The Justice League has been assembled and is now funded by the UN. Superman is having issues navigating his personal and league life. Afraid to bring Lois into the world of gods and monsters, Superman struggles with taking the relationship to the next level. Meanwhile, a dark cloud looms on the horizon. Crash landing in the sea, the asteroid brings the harbringer of death... Doomsday. This is the key points of the Death of Superman. The majority of the movie is either Clark Kent (Superman) navigating his relationship with Lois Lane or the Justice League fighting Doomsday. This is both a strong point and a detriment to the movie. The part about Superman and Lois was well written. How does a hero balance his personal and public lives? Can you bring someone else into your world without endangering them? These key questions are wrestled with during the story. This story arch comes to an abrupt end as the Doomsday arch swells. The Doomsday story is the monster that leaves destruction in its wake. Doomsday kills without remorse. Doomsday feeds off of violence. Doomsday is the ultimate killing machine. If you know the story, or read the title, you know how this movie ends. It is about Superman's death. Unlike the 2007 Superman Doomsday (which tells both the death and ressurection of Superman), this film only focuses on the Death of Superman, making it feel like half a movie. Batman vs Superman (2016) dealth with the Death of Superman, only to have him revived in Justice League (2017). It seems to me like DC is planning an animated cinematic universe to make up for the live action movies performing poorly at the box office. Given that there are two major plot lines in this film, I'm a little disappointed. The fights are fun to watch. There were a few times where I was like "ooh.. that had to hurt". The brutality of Doomsday gave DC quite a bit to work with. The Superman/Lois arch was well written. The Credits even drop hints at upcoming DC animated films. I would recommend buying this movie. I enjoyed it quite a bit despite it feeling like half a story. I look forward to the animated ressurection of Superman.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Half the Story

      Posted
      Xeno

      In 2007, DC Released Superman Doomsday. This covered the Death of Superman story where Superman fought Doomsday. 11 years later, DC retells the story. The story seems to pick up after Justice League War. The Justice League has been assembled and is now funded by the UN. Superman is having issues navigating his personal and league life. Afraid to bring Lois into the world of gods and monsters, Superman struggles with taking the relationship to the next level. Meanwhile, a dark cloud looms on the horizon. Crash landing in the sea, the asteroid brings the harbringer of death... Doomsday. This is the key points of the Death of Superman. The majority of the movie is either Clark Kent (Superman) navigating his relationship with Lois Lane or the Justice League fighting Doomsday. This is both a strong point and a detriment to the movie. The part about Superman and Lois was well written. How does a hero balance his personal and public lives? Can you bring someone else into your world without endangering them? These key questions are wrestled with during the story. This story arch comes to an abrupt end as the Doomsday arch swells. The Doomsday story is the monster that leaves destruction in its wake. Doomsday kills without remorse. Doomsday feeds off of violence. Doomsday is the ultimate killing machine. If you know the story, or read the title, you know how this movie ends. It is about Superman's death. Unlike the 2007 Superman Doomsday (which tells both the death and ressurection of Superman), this film only focuses on the Death of Superman, making it feel like half a movie. Batman vs Superman (2016) dealth with the Death of Superman, only to have him revived in Justice League (2017). It seems to me like DC is planning an animated cinematic universe to make up for the live action movies performing poorly at the box office. Given that there are two major plot lines in this film, I'm a little disappointed. The fights are fun to watch. There were a few times where I was like "ooh.. that had to hurt". The brutality of Doomsday gave DC quite a bit to work with. The Superman/Lois arch was well written. The Credits even drop hints at upcoming DC animated films. I would recommend buying this movie. I enjoyed it quite a bit despite it feeling like half a story. I look forward to the animated ressurection of Superman.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      So-So Reboot of '07 "Death of Superman"

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      Doomsday
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      Great! A "new" DC animated feature featuring Superman that is not so new(See 2007's premiere "Superman:Doomsday" that began the maiden voyage of DC animated films). I would rather own the follow-up to the '92 epic comic story "Death of Superman" called "Reign of the Supermen" which featured multiple characters inspired by Kal-El (Superboy, Steel(Shaq!!), Eradicator, Cyborg--spoiler;the real bad guy!) than revisit the Doomsday/Supes slugfest. Now, mind you, I bought the original "Death of Superman" storyline when it first came out in '92 & loved it because my father, my personal "superman," had passed away earlier in the summer & reading later about the fictional "death" of a global icon was bittersweet, surreal. I have good news to share: DC "listened" to me because in the Special Features of the "Death of Superman"('18 reboot), there is a sneak peek trailer of DC's next animated film: "Reign of Supermen"!! The hard part is to condense that whole story into less than 85 minutes! Now, I wonder if DC will turn the 1995 "Death of Clark Kent" comics story into an animated film later(only sales of these films will dictate that!)... Getting back to "Death of Superman"('18 reboot), I enjoyed watching interactions between Clark and Lois. Doomsday is still a nonstop juggernaut abomination of death. I would have liked to see more of Metropolis's citizens' perceptions of Supes before and after the battle royale. All in all, a much better film than the first 2007 "Superman:Doomsday"!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      everything Superman Doomsday SHOULD HAVE BEEN

      Posted
      CRpowell

      watch the film first & ending credits before viewing "reign of superman" teaser. Rented from redbox DAY ONE and ♥♥♥♥ it. Will buy during Black Friday once goes ON SALE. keeping this "SOMEWHAT SHORT" because if read doomsday awakening arc & death of superman comic during the 90's ya already know all this I ♥ how the movie lead up to arrival of doomsday. its called BUILD UP people. if movie was just the epic fight then film length would have only been HALF THAT First off PHOOEY on IGN "mediocre" they complained too much. Most online YouTube videos I watched pretty much praised this film :) one person complained about Lex Luthor voice actor which that didn't bother me Superman doomsday OK for what it was but main problem was tried TOO HARD to be a PG-13 film and really wasn't all that violent but death of superman phew... it was STEPPED UP BIG TIME the only MINOR GRIPE I had was no appearance of JLA members like in comic and then have main JL members show up. Yes I know animated films have A SET BUDGET and warner bros & DC they can't put everything in there film has to be condensed somewhat The final battle between Superman & doomsday was VERY BRUTAL & DESTRUCTIVE much more so than I was expecting

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good addition to DC collection

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      Fictionlover
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      To start, my experience with Superman stories are through some comics, the cartoons, live movies, and animated movies. It has been awhile since I watched "Superman Doomsday" but it seems to take a similar premise as that story. The difference seems to lie in the animation, the emotional turmoil in Superman about how much of his superhero life should intermingle with his personal life, and slight changes in the characters and story line. I am not going to go into more detail for fear of spoiling the movie, but, if you are a dc fan and want to give this movie a try, I would say go for it. Try renting a dvd of it before purchasing it. Further to note, the comic book addition adds a good touch to the package. It shows clips of the other main members and their association with Superman. I look forward to seeing how dc will add to the story line with the upcoming "Reign of Supermen." One thing that troubled me about this movie was that Superman stayed dead while in the other animated movie and live movie he is revived in some way. Hopefully, the next movie will follow the traditional cycle of reviving the superhero.

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    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Action and a Superfriend Falls

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      JFab
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      When the comics came out you could not get your hands on them. This story became one of disbelief and the world knew they had killed Superman. The first animated version, "Doomsday" told the story of the clash of the Titian's and how the man of steel was defeated and destroyed. It was good, this one is better. Problems with the animation though. Great in spots and then wonderment; who drew this it looks bad. The idea of a reveal of Doomsday slowly adds to the tension and what and who is this creature who has no regard for human life. In the end it is pure evil vs pure good and the end result rocks the world, Superman is dead. All in all not bad but not great either. However, if you are a fan, then this is one you want to have for that collection. The book, "The Wake" is a bonus and tells another story. As I said, good but not great.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      You Will Believe!!!

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      Omegaman72
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      The Death of Superman was made in a manner that made me realize that not only was Superman "The Man of Steel" but that he was ultimately a "Man". I've been a fan of the Man of Steel for over 50 years and until this movie he never struck me as a "mere mortal". It took a power greater than himself to bring him down. There is a saying that there is no greater sacrifice a man can give than to give up his ;life for his fellow man which is exactly what Superman does. Not to give out a spoiler but I also was intrigued at the way hints were given to the next DC movie. My compliments to the movies developers, directors etc. for they have produced a movie that will touch each viewer in a place that they may have not known existed - that place in their heart where Superman dwells.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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