Episode 47: Superman Doomsday

Superman Doomsday

Superman gonna be okay, Uncle Lar'?

Here we go. The members of Animation Aficinados and Tooncast Beyond are going to let our powers combine! Today, we’re talking about Superman Doomsday, the DC Universe animated film in which Superman Doomsday, a movie in which one of the two titular characters dies twenty minutes into the movie and is never seen again. Can you guess which one? (Hint: It wasn’t Superman)

This is the extended cut of the show. You get more than ten minutes of extra audio! Our usual cold opening, plus a post-show!

This episode was about:
That skirt
The saga of the super mullet
Brokeback Luthor
Solid Snake with super powers
Puking up a bucket of blood
Superman: filthy, dirty murderer
You will NOT believe that Adam Baldwin can fly.
Blanchard enjoyed a lobotomy
Courtesy flush or upper-decker? Decisions, decisions.

Craterface Superman

Revealed for the first time in this film is Superman's struggles with acne as a child.

Sleazy Jimmy

Jimmy Olsen: Pimp. Seriously, how did we forget to mention this?!

4 thoughts on “Episode 47: Superman Doomsday

  1. I pretty much agree with the criticism on this one. Since I didn’t read the comics, I was looking forward to getting that awesome story people were talking about. The actual Doomsday action, and the title of the movie, was only a small part of the movie.

    I like the idea that one of you said about having Doomsday come back, and Superman would need the help of his clone. That would have been a better story.

    My gripe comes from the commentary. They said that they were trying to make it more dark and gritty. So some of the violence, particularly Mercy’s murder, felt thrown in for shock value. It made no sense that Lex would turn on her, despite how evil Lex is. For that to work for me, there would need to be some build up and follow through. If Lex was having a mental breakdown like clone superman was, then it would make sense in the story. Don’t get me wrong, I love a mature film, but it has to be written well.

  2. When I first saw it I found it entertaining. I wasn’t as critical of it. It has been a while since I’ve seen it, but I can understand some of the issues you pointed out with the film; Doomsday was out of the picture way too soon. Of the DC Animated films, I do feel this is one of the weakest. The extra lines on Superman’s face was annoying, and I’m not sure I got used to it. Good show, as usual. The crossover with GCRN is cool, but I will miss your weekly shows.

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