24 July 2013

Super History of Superman: Superman: Brainiac Attacks (2006)

Usually when a show is bad, I say just not to watch it. The problem with this particular turd in sheep's clothing is that rather than just being its own stand alone bad movie, it got all dressed up as a long awaited movie in the acclaimed Superman: The Animated Series continuity - a blatant deception. 

Of course, since Batman: The Animated Series, The New Batman Adventures, Batman Beyond, and even The Batman had received direct to video tie ins, it seemed only natural that's what Superman: Brainiac was as well. Instead, the movie just reused designs and some casting from the Superman series presumably to make this movie in the fastest way possible. Brainiac Attacks has all the markings of a rushed tie-in cash grab with a release set to coincide with the also problematic Superman Returns.

The characterizations and writing were horrible and to this day, it remains easily the worst animated film in the ever growing DC lineup. Sadly, Brainiac Attacks leaves an unjustified blemish on the legacy of the Superman animated series. Not only did this movie ruin the characters of Brainiac and Lex Luthor, but despite nearly endless action sequences, the movie was a snooze fest. It really is better if we just pretend this one doesn't exist. The good news is, things can only get better from here, right?

Check back next week for another chapter in The Super History of Superman.

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