Superman: Unbound (Limited Edition Combo Pack with Exclusive Figure) [Blu-ray + DVD + UltraViolet]
August 4, 2013 - Comment

  Limited edition box set includes an exclusive Brainiac figure. Based on the Geoff Johns/Gary Frank 2008 release “Superman: Brainiac,” Superman: Unbound finds the horrific force responsible for the destruction of Krypton — Brainiac — descending upon Earth. Brainiac has crossed the universe, collecting cities from interesting planets — Kandor, included — and now the

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Limited edition box set includes an exclusive Brainiac figure.

Based on the Geoff Johns/Gary Frank 2008 release “Superman: Brainiac,” Superman: Unbound finds the horrific force responsible for the destruction of Krypton — Brainiac — descending upon Earth. Brainiac has crossed the universe, collecting cities from interesting planets — Kandor, included — and now the all-knowing, ever-evolving android has his sights fixed on Metropolis. Superman must summon all of his physical and intellectual resources to protect his city, the love of his life, and his newly-arrived cousin, Supergirl.

Special Features:

- Brainiac: Technology and Terror

- Preview of DC Universe’s Next Animated Movie Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox

- From the DC Comics Vault: 4 Bonus Cartoons

- A Digital Comic Excerpt from the Graphic Novel “Superman: Brainiac”

- Kandor: History of the Bottle City

- Superman: Unbound Audio Commentary

Comments

Robert Reyes says:

Great story, lots of character depth This review is not on the blu-ray, but on the movie itself. I was lucky enough to see a screening of this at WonderCon along with a panel discussion with some cast and creators.I wouldn’t consider myself a diehard Superman fan, but as a fan of comics and pop culture in general, I really enjoyed this movie. Not much (if any) background is needed to enjoy it. Superman and his cousin Kara (Supergirl) are attacked by a android that turns out to be a scout searching for worlds to collect as specimens. Kara recalls how before she escaped Krypton, a villain known only as Brainiac sent similar androids to attack her hometown and literally “stole” it off the face of the planet. Now that these androids have appeared again, they fear that Metropolis may be Brainiac’s next victim. Determined to prevent the past from repeating itself, Superman plans to find Brainiac and stop him before he is able to steal any more worlds.What follows afterward is an interesting look at the characters Clark, Kara, and Lois and how they each deal with fears associated with protecting the people they love, and how these choices effect those they care for. Some pretty deep character development, as well as some witty dialog, humor, an interesting villain, and a gesture that the panel claimed gave this a PG-13 rating (done in a humorous fashion) makes this a great film for Superman fans and comic fans alike.The cast is also a great one with Superman played by actor Matt Bomer of “White Collar”, as well as “Castle” cast members Molly Quinn and Stana Katic as Supergirl and Lois Lane respectively.My recommendation: Give this one a shot!

The Wiz says:

Welcome Addition to DC Film Collection It’s difficult to say if Superman Unbound is attempting to maintain continuity with previous DC animated films, they do after all fall on either side of the New 52 comic, franchise reboot.The Story: Superman confronts Brainiac for the first time while Supergirl struggles to deal with being a superhero… relatively simple but nevertheless engaging.The Look: Warner Bros. Animation Studios has developed a unique look in traditional animation for their DC series of films and this latest installment represents a definite step forward in that evolution. Although overall, the artwork for both characters and scenery looks great, I really wish they’d stop tweaking the heroes themselves because I thought Superman and Supergirl were perfect in “Superman/Batman Apocalypse”. Visually, my impression of Supergirl is petite, Bratz doll and Superman (from the neck up) looks an awful lot like Colin Morgan from the BBC series Merlin, but at least they didn’t use his New 52 plate armor. Also, for some reason they decided to make Lois Lane look a bit like Margot Kidder from the 80′s, live-action franchise; although admittedly Margot never looked so good but the end effect is something approaching a sexy Cruella Deville and just doesn’t seem to really fit the character. Brainiac however, looks absolutely phenomenal; he embodies intelligent super-villain and a legitimate threat for Superman not to mention his cybernetic henchies rock.The Script: As with all the DC feature-length, animated films the voice-acting is superb but it just feels like the studio can’t quite take the genre serious enough to give the actual dialogue a bit more depth. For me, this is where Superman Unlimited fails (and why I’m subtracting one star) as it’s inundated with a host of typical, action-movie clich├ęs and almost adolescent interchanges between characters. Also for some inexplicable reason, they decided to go with angry teenager for Supergirl’s personality which is at best an unappealing fictional persona and then there’s the character Lombard who struck me as something straight out of Looney Tunes (I REALLY hope they deep-6 him for future films).Superman has always been my favorite hero and as long as he remains a champion of truth and justice, always will be and so I’m grateful this story follows the overall tenor of the franchise, being typically optimistic and conservatively heroic as opposed to the exploration into moral ambiguity of “Rise of the Imperfects” or the antithetical fantasies of “Injustice: Gods Among Us”. Even with its faults, Superman Unbound reaffirms my love for the DC superhero universe and I can definitely see myself watching this one again. :o)

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