Superman vs. The Elite

    Movie » Superman vs. The Elite released on June 12, 2012.

    Superman's effectiveness as a hero is tested when anti-heroes called, "The Elite," appear. As heroes, The Elite are willing to kill for the greater good and that will eventually lead to confrontation with Superman himself. Based on Action Comics #775: What's So Funny About Truth, Justice & The American Way?

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    The movie opens up with Manchester Black watching multiple news stories about villains and giving them second chances. As, all of the news stories close down to one solution, the world wants solutions to all of the evil in the world; by killing it. When Manchester sees that this is what the world wants, he turns off the TV and begins his plot to keep the world safe; by any means necessary. Back at Metropolis, Lois and Clark have recently witnessed the death of multiple people in the street at the hands of the Atomic Skull; who was killing people to draw out Superman. As the battle erupted throughout most of the city, Superman ended up defeating Atomic Skull by throwing him into a lake. After the events of the Atomic Skull attack, Superman is giving a speech at the United Nations about the greater good that is found within everyone. When Bialyia and Pokolistan leaders begin to fuss about their peace treaty being broken, Superman leaves the United Nations to go and stop their armed forces from destroying each other.

    As Superman arrives in Bialyia, he is a bit too late to negotiate peace between the two sides. The Pokolistani forces release their bio weapon on Bialyian military which destroyed most of their ground forces. As Superman gets the soldiers to safety from the bio weapon, the Elite arrive just in time to help the man of steel destroy the bio weapon, Superman eventually returns to Metropolis to report the news and also gain more information on the Elite. Superman and Lois fly to England to find if they, and the world, can trust the Elite. It is revealed through Manchester Black that he gained his powers near puberty, and used it for the first time to save his sister, Vera.

    Through telekinesis, Black gets a painful headache of multiple people screaming, The Elite and Superman arrive on the scene to save the civilians. With Superman and Black having lifted up the subway train underwater, Black interrogates the terrorist that were bombing the train. Nearly killing them, Superman begins to judge the motives of his new found friends. Back in Metropolis, Clark and Lois talk about the information they had found on the Elite and also the backstory of Manchester Black. Lois tells Clark that there is no death certificate or birth record of Manchester's sister, Vera, this makes Clark question even more on the origin of the Elite and what they are really trying to accomplish. When Manchester broadcasts a message for all the world to hear, he ends up telling them that they'd take care of all the bad guys in the world; by killing them!

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    After the broadcast, Superman returns to the Fortress of Solitude to find out any reliable information the Elite. Having failed in finding information, Superman travels to Bialyia to stop the Elite. Flying in over Bialyia, Superman is hit by an EMP which leaves him in a bad state of mind, closing in for the kill, Pokolistani forces are about to finish Superman off, however the Elite attack them before that can happen. Powerless to stop the chaos that the Elite are inflicting on the Pokolistani military, Superman ends up passing out and eventually awakening at the Elite's base of operations and teleported back to Earth after he failed to convince the elite they did not have to kill to be heroes. In Metropolis, Atomic Skull had recently broken out of prison and is looking for revenge on Superman. The Elite arrived before Superman so they could end Atomic Skull's criminal career, however were having little success defeating the overpowered Atomic Skull. When Superman arrived on the scene, he coordinated an attack with the Elite to get all the extra power away from Skull. After Atomic Skull's power was drained, he was executed by Manchester Black.

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    After protecting Pokolistan from Bialyia jet pilots, Superman is visited by the Elite who tell him that they have recently killed both the Pokolistan and Bialyia leaders and that peace can reign supreme in that area once again. Angered by Manchester's uncontrollable urge to kill the villains, Superman punches him in the face, and the Elite take it as a statement of war against (what the world says) their favorite heroes. They tell Superman that they will kill him for this outrage. The next day, Superman is standing in the middle of Metropolis, telling the Elite that he is ready to fight. Asking them to do it some where safe, they teleport to the Moon where they begin their fight. Nearly killing, Superman, Superman begins to understand that to protect the world, he must kill The Elite. Killing both Menagerie and The Hat, Manchester and Coldcast teleport to Metropolis for their last stand. Flying at supersonic speeds to Earth, Superman kills Coldcast. After removing Manchester's powers, Superman reveals that he did not kill any of the Elite, but he had his Super-Robots protect all of the citizens and also create the false illusion that he killed them. In the end, the people of Earth see that Superman's way is best for all of mankind.


    MTV Shows

    Special Features

    These features are included in the Combo Pack version of the Blu-Ray film.

    Superman Versus The Elite Blu-ray Combo Pack, over 3 hours of content:

    Official Cover For Superman Vs. The Elite Combo Pack
    Official Cover For Superman Vs. The Elite Combo Pack

    Standard and high definition versions of the feature film, also including the DVD version

    UltraViolet™ Digital Copy (this will be a limited time offer as the digital copy will have an expiration date that must be redeemed if wanting to use the digital copy.)

    Sneak Peak at Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1, the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie

    Featurette – “The Elite Unbound: No Rules, No Mercy” – A short documentary focused upon The Elite, and their arc of character throughout the comics.

    Featurette – “Superman and the Moral Debate” – There’s a prevailing thought about ending terrorism and ridding our Earth of the maladjusted once and for all – by fighting fire with fire!

    Creative team audio commentary

    Two bonus episodes from Superman: The Animated Series handpicked by producer Alan Burnett: Brave New Metropolis and Warrior Queen.

    Digital Comic -- Action Comics #775 -"What's So Funny About Truth, Justice & the American Way?"

    All-Star Superman revisited: sneak peak

    Batman/Superman: Public Enemies revisited: sneak peak

    Photo Gallery- The upcoming The Dark Knight Rises Theatrical Release


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    Must See Super Film! 0

    The whole Versus part of the title itself made me frown considering how often movie makers have used it to offer up worthless junk—Aliens Vs. Predator; Freddy Vs. Jason; Aliens Vs. Cowboys—you get the idea. But don’t be fooled by the title, it’s far from a mere brainless action brawl but a look into the question of Superman’s validity as an icon.Is Superman relevant anymore? Or is he simply a tired old joke? He’s been trivialized, satirized, belittled, mocked,...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

    Superman Vs. Elite. 0

    In the late 80's and the early 90's the anti hero took center stage. This sparked the debate as to whether the "old guard" ( Superman , Batman , Wonder Woman) were heroes who were no longer relevant. In the comics medium this question of new versus old, and noble vs. realistic was dealt with and for some answered by the amazing graphic novel Kingdom ComeIt is a question that should be asked. Would the world or at least the world Superman inhabits be better if he were a killer. The same could be ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    I Believe in Superman 0

    Superman is a hero who believes in Truth Justice and the American way, but The Elite have other plans. They were pretty cool in the movie and their voices were awesome. They challenged Superman and it was absolutely amazing when they fought on the moon and in Metropolis. Learning about Manchester Black was interesting and seeing the other members of the Elite were awesome. I enjoyed the talk with Pa Kent and Lois was awesome because she stood by Clark's side and believed in him even when the wor...

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