Superman Doomsday

2007 PG-13 1h 14m DVD

Superman Doomsday

2007 PG-13 1h 14m DVD
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To defend Earth, Superman battles an evil entity known as Doomsday, who proves too strong for the Man of Steel. But while the world mourns the fallen superhero, Lex Luthor's joy in his enemy's demise is short-lived, as even death can't stop Superman.
Cast
Anne Heche, James Marsters, Adam Baldwin, John DiMaggio, Tom Kenny, Swoosie Kurtz, Cree Summer, Ray Wise, Adam Wylie, Chris Cox
Director
Lauren Montgomery, Bruce W. Timm, Brandon Vietti
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
Subtitles
English
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 11+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 11+
age 11+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this is a Superman story pitched on a more adult level. In addition to rampant violence and mass destruction of cities and machinery, people are killed (even animals and children, off-screen). Characters swear, at PG-level. Superman and Lois Lane have been "more than friends" (as Lex Luthor puts it), though we don't see them having sex. There is, er, super-nudity in a clinical setting, but shadows and amusing obstacles block our view of the, um, super-gear.

Sexual Content

Nothing overt, but it's clear that Superman and Lois are lovers and cohabitate when they can. Naked male superbodies in cloning chambers have private parts obscured (rather amusingly, a la Austin Powers) by gravity-defying mounds of liquid.

Violence

Intense animated violence, to the point that Superman bleeds. Characters are killed, including (off-screen) a child. There are beatings, and (off-screen) heads are broken, spines are snapped -- animals as well as people. One character shot to death.

Language

"Hell," "ass," "rectum," and the euphemism "frigging."

Social Behavior

Superman could just let his astounding powers go to his head and become a self-righteous super-vigilante or demi-god, but he doesn't. We see this trait in others (Lex Luthor among them). Lois is fearless and smart, but she still needs rescuing almost continuously; ditto the less resourceful Jimmy Olsen.

Consumerism

Tie-in to vast quantities of related merchandise.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Drinking under duress by Perry White.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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