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    Quote Originally Posted by Gravitea View Post
    I had never read the original story this movie is based on, but I am quite intrigued.

    I'm not really sure what to think of the art-style. In some parts of the trailer, it looks good; yet Superman's chin distracted me a few times. But, I think that I'll get used to the style. It's more cartoony than Young Justuice. I think it's a mix of Bruce Timm's style and YJ-style, right?
    I'd recommend reading it either pick up Action Comics #775 or the Greatest Superman Stories Ever Told Vol. 1.

    Judging from the trailer It is very Bruce Timm styled in my opinion.
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    I like the fact they often go for diferent styles. I think the same styles (and voices) should only be used when the movies are directly related to each other.

    I would rather Public Enemies and Apocolypse has looked the same (same voices), First Flight and Emerald Knights had looked different (different voices) and Crisis on Two Earths and Doom looked the same (different voices).
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    Another good review AGAIN BEWARE OF SPOILERS

    This one says its the best DCU DTV to date:

    http://mightyaction.com/2012/03/18/w...eening-review/
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    The press release is already out and I found out from the Superman Homepage what the extras are:

    Superman vs. The Elite Blu-rayTM Combo Pack has 3 hours of exciting content, including:
    • Standard and high definition versions of the feature film
    • UltraVioletTM Digital Copy*
    • Sneak Peak at Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1, the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie
    • Featurette - "The Elite Unbound: No Rules, No Mercy" - A short documentary focused upon The Elite, and their arc of character throughout the comics. Even the anti-heroes have their own struggles ... and triumphs. It's all highlighted in this compelling film that begins with the inspiration of The Authority, and how The Elite became the answer to that book, and a fresh approach for DC Comics in the post 9/11 world. It was an unexpected twist to the pages of Action Comics, and this documentary summarizes the true potency of these Elite.
    • Featurette - "Superman and the Moral Debate" - There's a prevailing thought about ending terrorism and ridding our Earth of the maladjusted once and for all - by fighting fire with fire! This is the story of The Elite, a band of fringe Superheroes who were compelled to eradicate the Earth of its scum, its tyranny and evil once and for all, not with words, but with raw unadulterated action, designed to kill their opponents. This is their controversial story.
    • Creative team audio commentary
    • Two bonus episodes from Superman: The Animated Series handpicked by producer Alan Burnett: Brave New Metropolis and Warrior Queen.
    • Digital Comic - Action Comics #775 - "What's So Funny About Truth, Justice & the American Way?"
    • All-Star Superman revisited: sneak peak
    • Batman/Superman: Public Enemies revisited: sneak peak
    • Photo Gallery - The upcoming The Dark Knight Rises Theatrical Release
    I guess we now know what the next film will be after that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtemplar View Post
    The press release is already out and I found out from the Superman Homepage what the extras are...
    The press release for Superman versus The Elite was released last week, along with the trailer, both of which you can view here.

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    According to Amazon.com

    Run Time: 58 minutes
    I am not in favor of padding for padding's sake, but thats a tad on the short side. It would be nice to at least get a bonus original short like they did for Year One with Catwoman.
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    The Superman Versus The Elite trade ad states a running time for 76 minutes. Click the image below to check it out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dtemplar View Post
    The press release is already out and I found out from the Superman Homepage what the extras are:



    I guess we now know what the next film will be after that.
    "The true potency of the Elite?"

    Outside of their conflict with Superman, didn't they have like one maxi-series and then they were never heard from again? They didn't really have that big an impact.

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    PG-13 Language?

    The rating says action violence and some language? Are there any F or S bombs? If so, that is a bit strange.

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    I know it's too early to tell, but based on the trailer I think this looks like yet another stinker from the DCU dtvs.

    First of all, the animation seems to be slightly downgraded. It seems with these direct to videos they've been trying to both have a little more detailed look than typical DCAU stuff, as well as have a little more of a unique look that separated itself from Timm style to a degree.

    Here, it looks not only less detailed than the previous dtvs, but also REALLY lazy, giving us just another bastardized Timm style. Man, it just looks cheap. It might as well be "The Brave and the Bold" or any of the other "fake" Timm styles. Atleast with the other dtvs, even if they weren't that great overall, I felt like the art direction and designs were trying to do something different from what we've seen ever since BTAS, but this just looks lazy and boring.

    Like, compare the look of this to the Shazam short, or Year One, or Public Enemies, and you'll get what I'm saying.

    And I hate light brown-haired, generic "pretty" female, Lois Lane. Give her character a little respect and design a character please, not just a doe.

    I don't know, I'm over this line. I thank the creative team for such masterpieces as WW and GL:FF, and some very enjoyable ones like Crisis, Red Hood, the shorts (particularly Catwoman and Shazam), and for the ambitious Doomsday and New Frontier, but the rest really aren't anything to speak of, and they've just been getting worse.

    I just am not going to be buying these anymore, I'm sorry to say. I'll rent or stream them, but there's no way I'm going to bother owning them anymore. This trailer just looks like another repetitive, dull, pointless, generic movie from this line. Oh well. I'll start buying again when they make a "Flash", "Aquaman", or "Green Arrow" one (or any single hero that's yet to have their own movie).
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    It might not look as good drawings wise (it actually kind of reminds me of the DCAU in design) but the reviews are saying its fantastic. Whilst I do love good animation I'd take the greater story and voice acting over it anyday. I just think they're trying to give each film its own unique look and unfortunately Superman (again - Superman Doomsday) seems to have gotten the shaft with the animation but like I say if its a good story thats acted out well I won't care.
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    I'm not sure if I mentioned this before, but I suspect Warner Brothers are distributing the bucks in an imbalanced way where most of their money is going for high-end animated productions like Batman: Year One and the upcoming Dark Knight Returns, while less funding is going towards low-end films like Justice League: Doom and Superman vs. The Elite. I'm not saying this is the wrong way to go, but I think that with having a schedule of 3 or 4 animated films stretched across a year, we're going to start seeing the apparent effects of budget cuts somewhere. Suits me fine actually, just as long as I can at least appreciate one or two of the choice films per year with higher production values. The more they make, the more I become critical and selective with what I buy. I'd gladly purchase every film if the story and animation was solid, but shotty mediocre stuff will keep money in my pocket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bat-Fan Beyond View Post
    I'm not sure if I mentioned this before, but I suspect Warner Brothers are distributing the bucks in an imbalanced way where most of their money is going for high-end animated productions like Batman: Year One and the upcoming Dark Knight Returns, while less funding is going towards low-end films like Justice League: Doom and Superman vs. The Elite. I'm not saying this is the wrong way to go, but I think that with having a schedule of 3 or 4 animated films stretched across a year, we're going to start seeing the apparent effects of budget cuts somewhere. Suits me fine actually, just as long as I can at least appreciate one or two of the choice films per year with higher production values. The more they make, the more I become critical and selective with what I buy. I'd gladly purchase every film if the story and animation was solid, but shotty mediocre stuff will keep money in my pocket.
    Yeah sounds about right
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    This movie....

    Has nice animation, from the sneak peek and trailer, at least.
    But I hate hate HATE the art-style. It's atrocious.
    Am I alone in this?

    The movies so far have all had a rather "normal" look. At least LESS cartoony than this one.

    With the crazy proportions, to the stretched anatomy, and the giant chin on Supes' mug, the art-style just drives me nuts.

    With other films, like the "Crisis on Two Earths" and "Under the Red Hood" featuring rather realistic character designs, and other films like the "Superman/Batman" titles featuring art that mimicked the artists they're based on... why did THIS story have to take such a drastic and ugly change?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron View Post
    Has nice animation, from the sneak peek and trailer, at least. But I hate hate HATE the art-style. It's atrocious. Am I alone in this? The movies so far have all had a rather "normal" look. At least LESS cartoony than this one. With the crazy proportions, to the stretched anatomy, and the giant chin on Supes' mug, the art-style just drives me nuts. With other films, like the "Crisis on Two Earths" and "Under the Red Hood" featuring rather realistic character designs, and other films like the "Superman/Batman" titles featuring art that mimicked the artists they're based on... why did THIS story have to take such a drastic and ugly change?
    Aaron my friend, Your not the only one who feels that way. I love the animation style of JLDoom. As much as I love Superman, I'm not really exited for this movie and the animation design. Here there going for the UK style which l'm not a fan of. This is a movie I'll most likely rent and not add to my collection.

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    After putting up with relatively repetitive and unimaginative designs for DC animation for the past twenty years, I'm quite happy with these films deciding to do something different. Now we just need some energetic animation to go with it.
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    Save for the designs for Teen Titans, Gotham Knight, and The Batman, the designs for the past two decades have tended to stick to either taking heavy influence from the DCAU stuff or having the same homongenized, blocky texture to them. Even then the design work tended to stay a little too in-the-lines within their own shows. There's little variation. Giving Superman that ridiculous and round jaw is a step in the right direction.
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    well then...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob T. Paschal View Post
    Save for the designs for Teen Titans, Gotham Knight, and The Batman, the designs for the past two decades have tended to stick to either taking heavy influence from the DCAU stuff or having the same homongenized, blocky texture to them. Even then the design work tended to stay a little too in-the-lines within their own shows. There's little variation. Giving Superman that ridiculous and round jaw is a step in the right direction.
    We're going to just have to agree to disagree.
    Because I'm not seeing what you're seeing.
    I think Batman's DCAU look not only changed 4 times, but then looks remarkably different from the The Batman, Batman: TBaTB, Gotham Knight, New Frontier, Public Enemies, Crisis on Two Earths, Under the Red Hood, looks.
    And the same goes for Superman.
    TAS was super-stylized and blocky.
    The Batman's design was sleek and slimmer.
    New Frontier looked like the 40s Fleischer design.
    Public Enemies was clearly Ed McGuinness
    And so on and so forth.

    They've all been different designs. And some designs are drastically different.
    The giant jawline we're referring to, is an anatomical design. And you seem to want some drastic anatomical difference. I suppose they could make an animated movie using colored stick-figures. That's a drastic design change.

    Like I said before. I'm not opposed to change. I like change. I think that each incarnation so far as indicated nice changes overall.
    But I happen to find the art-style for this new film very, very silly.

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    The story sound suitably engaging - small team of no-names tries to overthrow Superman - but yeah, I almost laughed when I saw Superman's face in the trailer. WOW. Not a good look!

    Variety is needed, but yeah...that's...that's not a great argument for it.

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