Batman Superman Movie

The Batman Superman Movie

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Director: Toshihiko Masuda, Michael McCuistion

Cast: Toshihiko Masuda, Michael McCuistion, Kevin Conroy, Tim Daly

     
 

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If given the chance, would Batman have the hots for Lois Lane? Would Lex Luthor get along well with The Joker? And what, if anything, would be left for Robin to do? All these questions and more are answered in this conflation of two of the most venerable comic book legends, The Batman Superman Movie. Up to his old tricks, The Joker has stolen a priceless statue

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If given the chance, would Batman have the hots for Lois Lane? Would Lex Luthor get along well with The Joker? And what, if anything, would be left for Robin to do? All these questions and more are answered in this conflation of two of the most venerable comic book legends, The Batman Superman Movie. Up to his old tricks, The Joker has stolen a priceless statue from the Gotham City museum. When Batman learns that the green figurine is made of Kryptonite, however, he knows this isn't your ordinary evil caper. The Caped Crusader sets off for Metropolis to tell the Man of Steel the news, and along the way, he falls for the beguiling beauty of Lois Lane.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/18/1998
UPC:
0085391635130
Original Release:
1997
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Home Video

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kevin Conroy Batman/Bruce Wayne
Tim Daly Superman/Clark Kent
Clancy Brown Lex Luthor
Dana Delany Lois Lane
Mark Hamill The Joker
Arleen Sorkin Harley Quinn
Lisa Edelstein Mercy Graves
Bob Hastings Commissioner Gordon
Joseph Bologna Dan Turpin
Robert Costanzo Detective Bullock
George Dzundza Perry White
Lauren Tom Angela Chen
Efrem Zimbalist Alfred

Technical Credits
Toshihiko Masuda Director
Michael McCuistion Director
Haven Alexander Associate Producer
Stan Berkowitz Screenwriter
Alan Burnett Original Story,Screenwriter
Paul Dini Original Story
Rich Fogel Screenwriter
Steve Gerber Screenwriter
TMS-Kyokuichi Animator

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The Batman Superman Movie 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous 8 months ago
This movie brings together 2 of the Best Heroes in the DC Universe. Batman a creature of the night, without any superpowers. Superman an alien hero, who draws his power from the sun. The beginning reveals that, thanks to Batman, the Joker's Criminal Organization had been shut down - he was the criminal equivalent of Dead Broke. Then he managed to locate about 20 Pounds of Green Kryptonite. So he flew to Metropolis, and made an offer to Lex Luthor. He'd kill Superman for $1 Billion Dollars. Lex eagerly accepted. Batman followed the Joker. He and Superman quickly learn each others civilian identities. Though they don't get along at first, they eventually come to respect each other. Bruce unfortunately hits on Lois, that complicates things. Superman found himself helpless against both the Joker's genius and madness. If it weren't for Batman, Superman would have died. Lex's resources caught Batman unprepared, Superman had to save Batman from a Killer Robot. Lex double crosses the Joker, planning to kill him and use him as a scapegoat. But the he ended up Joker's prisoner. Joker commandeered a massive assault aircraft, from Lex's hanger. Joker planned to make Lex watch everything he'd ever built be destroyed - Lex had built more than half of Metropolis. Joker was ready to level half a city, for revenge against Lex. Together Batman and Superman save Metropolis.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My 6 year old boy wanted to buy this, but I thought I would rent it first to check it out. I'm glad I did. It is totally inappropriate for children of any age. At the very least, the plot is too complicated and the dialogue too sophisticated for young children to understand. There are many other reasons I don't like this movie for children, here are just a few: The movie features women getting punched in the face and knocked unconscious. Lois Lane is shown in her very scant nightie talking on the phone at night to a topless Clark Kent. The superheroes invade a nightclub to find some criminals, who are watching dancing girls, again barely dressed, onstage dancing in cages. There is plenty of violence throughout. I won't list all the inappropriate words, images, and ideas, but there are many more. On a another really basic level, Superman and Batman are rivals throughout the movie, not allies as they are in Justice League. And their rivalry is never resolved. In fact, Bruce Wayne threatens Kent at the very end of the movie. Not family fare! This website states the movie is NR, but the copy I rented has a G rating!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Either in it's three-part version in Superman-The Animated Series or in this version, this is a very good take on the first meeting between Superman and Batman. It compares their methods and rationales, their separate personalities and even the type of adversary that they encounter. As the story evolves, we find that their only connection is Lois Lane--who falls for Bruce (much to the chagrin of Clark). In the end, while we don't find them to be the best of friends, the two heroes come to an understanding and admiration of each other, in spite of their different methods. There are some magnificent contrasts in the vocal performances--Tim Daly's flat, ironic and noble Clark/Superman with the urbane, chilling Kevin Conroy doing his usual outstanding work as Bruce/Batman then throwing Dana Delany's wisecracking Lois Lane between them. This also is the case with Clancy Brown's Lex Luthor and Mark Hamill's Joker. Much of the animated work done by Warner Brothers in the 1990s wasn't done specifically for young viewers--there were many double entendres in the more humorous material (Animaniacs and Freakazoid), and of course Batman:The Animated Series especially since B:TAS broke the super-hero cartoon genre down and totally rewrote it. This movie is a great example of how far comics have come as storytelling--allowing the heroes to show anger, mistrust and jealousy toward one another but also coming to compromises with each other--not friends (at this point), but certainly earning each other's trust and respect. Good storytelling, and that recommends this movie more than anything else.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago