Parents' Guide to

Superman/Batman: Apocalypse

By Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Supergirl comes of age in so-so animated adventure.

Movie PG-13 2010 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 11+

Superman/Batman: Apocalypse - PG-13 - 2010

age 14+

Based on the Comic, but Pales In Comparison

I read the actual comic this movie was based on and I was rather disappointed! The shopping scene with Clark and Kara lasted too long and Kara just didn't develop the way she did in the comic. The only scene that came out perfectly was Big Barda and WonderWoman's fight with The Furies. That scene made the movie for me. Read the comic though if you want to see the TRUE ending, because the movie doesn't do it justice.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (7 ):

As directed by Lauren Montgomery, SUPERMAN/BATMAN: APOCALYPSE looks terrific, with detailed, fluid animation and striking characters. Unfortunately, there are just too many characters here, and with only 78 minutes to play around with, none of them end up having much depth. The experienced superheroes come across as bickering and single-minded, and the Darkseid subplot seems extraneous; it's just an excuse to add some fighting to what should be a coming-of-age story.

Meanwhile, Kara/Supergirl is pulled every which way and never comes to life on her own; she's a passive character. It's too bad, since she could be an interesting role model for teen girls. Perhaps worst of all is that the movie wastes time on a "shopping" montage, in which Clark Kent buys Kara some clothes and she becomes euphoric with consumerism. It's a disappointment.

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