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WANTED, SUPERMAN Blu-Ray Reviews, plus toon news

Your Comics2Film roundup for 11/24

By Rob M. Worley     November 24, 2008
Source: Various

BATMAN statue based on Bruce Timm design, ready for your mantelpiece
© DC Direct

'Wanted'  and 'Superman: Doomsday' are coming to Blu-Ray we've got a pair of reviews. 'Spectacular Spider-Man' is set for a December run. DC Direct is putting a Timm-inspired Batman statue on the market. Here's your newsbits for November 24th!

Review: 'WANTED' Blu-Ray

Worlds Finest DVD Report takes a look at 'Wanted' on Blu-Ray December 2nd:

"Overall this is a pretty packed release and is worth taking a look at if you enjoy the film. The more I bash and write about this film, the more I’m beginning to think it may be the type of film that grows on you. Once you realize its ridiculousness and accept its flaws, it’s really not that bad of a movie. Just don’t watch it with an overexcited and sugar-rushed audience at 10pm at night and you should have a more pleasant first viewing than I. As with the film, this one is a Rental…but the more I think about it I can’t help but wonder if I should bump up the rating. I know I didn’t like it the first time around, but it could very well grow on you if you give it enough of a chance. Or maybe I’m just focusing on the good things (Viper, end shoot out) in attempt to forget the bad (the dialogue, McAvoy). Who knows; I won’t know for sure until I venture into this one for a third viewing and that is a long ways off."

Read the complete review...[LINK]

MANIAC BONUS: Don't forget, you can win a copy of 'Wanted' on DVD right here on Mania.com!

Review: 'SUPERMAN DOOMSDAY' Special Edition Blu-Ray

Worlds Finest DVD Report also has you covered for the Blu-Ray release of 'Superman Doomsday' in stores tomorrow.

"Overall, the new Blu-ray release is a great step-up from last year's DVD release. The transfer is great, the sound is good (but could be better), the extras are bountiful, and the movie is pretty excellent, too. This new Superman Doomsday: Special Edition will please fans, no question. If you’ve been waiting for a Superman slugfest flick, this is the answer to your prayers. More importantly, there’s heart to be found, and a touching story, and that alone really sells the movie and the character interactions. It goes without saying that this release comes Highly Recommend. Warner Home Video has packed this Blu-ray with extras, both new content and ported over old content. It adds up to a lot of bonus materials and it's a great package from start to finish."

Read the complete review...[LINK]

'Spectacular Spider-Man' set to swing all December on The CW4Kids

The CW 4Kids has released the December 2008 airing schedule for The Spectacular Spider-Man. Marvel Animation Age has the details.


DC Direct to release Timm-inspired 'BATMAN' statue

Worlds Finest Online has a look at a new "Batman: Black & White" statue, modeled on the character design Bruce Timm created for Batma: The Animated Series.

Take a look...[LINK]

Thanks to Jim Harvey for the above story submissions.


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redhairs99 11/24/2008 12:07:26 PM

The Superman: Doomsday cartoon feature sucked worse than even the absolute worst of the Smallville episodes.  The fight between Supes and Doomsday was decent, but the rest of the damn film bore no resemblance to the story told about the funeral of the world's greatest hero, the regin of the Supermen or the Return of Superman.  Big thumbs down on my end for this crapfest.

The only saving grace of the dvd was the documentary about the history of why they decided to kill Supes and what happened after.  Great Documentary, terrible cartoon. 

LobeznoD 11/24/2008 2:04:05 PM

  I second Redhairs opinion. The movie was just an obvious cash in for the studios. The voice acting was sub-par, especially Anne Heche's performance; the voice director should have been fired. The battle between Superman and Doomsday was over way too quick. The lines the used to make Superman look "older/harder" just did not work on a lot of levels. Then there was the whole homo-erotic thing going on with Lex and Clone Supes. Comapred to the superior JL, Batman, and Superman animated movies this was a total dissappointment. The extras were put together very well, but they hardly warrant a purchase...especially during these times when money is tight. There are better animated movies to spend your hard earned money on. When the hell did the story become "touching"? I remember last year the reviewer had a similar praise that was really based on nothing more than his overwhelming desire to sound relevant. That's why I read now more than comment, the tools here have lots to learn when it comes to reviewing/recommending movies and containing their own self-validating excuses they call reviews.

Wiseguy 11/24/2008 4:53:25 PM

When are we getting new Spidey episodes? If I'm not mistaken, and I rarely am, those are all repeats.

Maelo13 11/25/2008 4:58:06 AM

Oh come on!  Let's face it, there isn't anything people like nowadays, it's hip to smash and trash everything but the most darkest, on the verge of being just wrong movies and shows.  Its like were handed a hot meal and we spit in the face of the one serving it to us.  Fire Andrea Romano?  The voice director of so many of the great toons that have been produced?  Come on?  You might not have liked Anne Heche's performace but to then blame it on the greatness that is Andrea Romano?  Look up her body of work, I think you will be surprised. 



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