Parents' Guide to

Superman Batman: Public Enemies

By Will Wade, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Framed superheroes fight back -- and fight some more.

Movie PG-13 2009 75 minutes
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age 12+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 11+

Superman/Batman: Public Enemies

age 7+

Don't listen to the parents!

OK,I understand CSM wants their kids lives to be safe,but it just gets ANNOYING! This was an awesome,action packed movie!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (8):

SUPERMAN/BATMAN: PUBLIC ENEMIES starts off with a bit more depth than the average superhero yarn. When Superman protests his innocence, other heroes are forced to takes sides. Should they obey their orders, from the president no less, or should they defy the commander-in-chief and help the caped crusader? And this isn't the only thorny dilemma: twice, superheroes must take on extremely dangerous tasks, possibly sacrificing themselves, to save others. These are tough moral questions, but the film doesn't delve too deeply into them.

Instead, it focuses on the action when Superman and Batman are attacked by dozens of superheroes and supervillains. The second half of the movie is near-nonstop combat, and some of it is pretty intense. The fight scenes aren't bad, but they aren't anything that hasn't been seen before either. Still, it's interesting that an animated film aimed at younger viewers would even try to introduce such weighty issues.

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