Parents' Guide to

Superman: Doomsday

By Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Violent cartoon spinoff with classic superhero.

Movie PG-13 2007 78 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 14+

veeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeey violenet but awsome

This title has:

Too much violence
age 12+

Good film but not for young children.

A good story but a little too violent for younger kids.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (12):

Short-attention-span viewers of all ages never need to wait long in this movie for another super-fight that destroys whole skyscrapers at a time. Early on, Superman laments he can only save people through his strength, but not through intellect (it's suggested Luthor, hoarding various medical miracle cures he's invented, does have that brilliance). And sure enough, super-beat-downs predominate. But the script takes time now and then to put some real thought into fundamental questions of what personality traits make Superman the intrinsically good guy he is -- and where that could go wrong, in a super-substitute.

There is also the intriguing (but short-lived) depiction of Metropolis without Superman, and how his absence affects longstanding characters in the series. This makes Superman: Doomsday a distinct level above lots of video releases of the older TV Superman cartoons. If only the music score was more orchestral, not a cheap-sounding synthesizer.

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