|Rated: TV-PG (US) / PG (Canada)|
Starring: Tim Daly, Kevin Conroy, Dana Delany, Clancy Brown, and Mark Hamill
From Superman: The Animated Series.
My Review: Notice the last line of the synopsis? Instead of being an original production, like most of Warner Bros.' direct-to-video Scooby-Doo movies, this is merely a two-parter from a previously released series. Though those unfamiliar with Superman's cartoon adventures will find this new and interesting, most superhero fans will likely have already seen this. If you're a casual DC Comics fan and need something to whet your appetite before the next big-screen adventure comes out, this would be a good rental; however, everyone else should stick with the DVDs of the entire TV series. The good news is that this film isn't as hard-edged as some of the newer DC Comics Animated Universe movies.
- Sex: One kiss, and one reference to "making ha-ha". 4/5
- Nudity: Shirtless guys, and women in short skirts, both made less sultry thanks to the animation style. 4/5
- Language: Mostly name-calling, though there is one misuse of God's name. 4/5
- Violence: People are shot at, thrown, hit, kicked, etc., throughout this movie. A blast is said to have killed someone. Robotic enemies are torn apart. An explosion tears a hole in a big boat. All of it is bloodless. 2/5
- Drugs: The Joker uses gas to make people laugh uncontrollably. 4/5
- Frightening/Intense Scenes: A plane is hijacked in one scene; in another, an aircraft just misses hitting a big building. Both scenes may be too reminiscent of 9/11 for some viewers. 3/5