Superman/Batman: Apocalypse

James Whittle
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Smashing their way onto the small screen are Superman and his cousin Supergirl in the new direct-to-video release Superman/Batman: Apocalypse. This is a direct sequel to Superman/Batman: Public Enemies released last year and chronicles the origins of Superman's cousin.

This new release features Summer Glau (Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles), and sees the return of Kevin Conroy as Batman, while Tim Daly reprises his role as Superman.

The voice-acting performances overall are very good.

The only disappointment is the less-than-threatening voice of Darksied performed by Andre Braugher and the less-than-spectacular performance by Glau.

One thing that is especially nice is the fight scene where Wonder Women and Big Barda fight Darksied's Furies. What makes this fight scene stand out is the use of martial arts moves instead of the usual punch-for-punch routine.

Overall, this is quite an enjoyable outing and definitely worth adding to your animated movie collection.

Like previous DC Universe animated movies, the Blu-Ray and two-disc DVD Special Edition comes loaded with a host of extras.

Superman/Batman: Apocalypse is available at HMV where the Blu-Ray version sells for HK$245, two-disc DVD Special Edition for HK$240 and standard DVD edition for HK$185.

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