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Old June 13 2013, 02:00 PM   #46
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Yeah, Unbound was well-cast and there was some good character writing, but that was more emphasized in the early portions of the story since action dominated the climax. I'm not entirely happy with how Superman was written, since he seemed like too much of a tough guy. There's often this perception these days that Superman should be tougher and more aggressive because the boy-scout persona is hokey, but my view is that Superman is so powerful that a) he has no need to overcompensate by acting macho and b) he has to restrain and limit his use of power as much as he can for the safety of the people around him. Not to mention that he's a small-town farmboy at heart. He should default to friendly and diplomatic and only get aggressive as a last resort.
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Old June 13 2013, 02:30 PM   #47
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Yeah, All-Star Superman is the benchmark as far as I'm concerned. I liked Unbound though, certainly more than Elite.
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Old June 13 2013, 06:23 PM   #48
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I liked Unbound, it was very entertaining. The cast was good, the story was good, and the animation was done very well. I wouldn't say its my favorite, but it was definately another great DC animated movie.
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Old June 14 2013, 01:40 AM   #49
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I liked that they finally managed to get the \S/ on the cape.
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Old June 14 2013, 03:55 AM   #50
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I suspect animating his more realistic faces and anatomy was the bigger issue. Even a simpler version of Reeve probably would have been a huge challenge for the animators, so they probably just decided it was easier to go for something different altogether.
James Tucker said that was the reason on the commentary track. He initially tried out designs based on Franks' art style, but there was just too much detail for it to work in animation at this budget level. He also felt that the script didn't feel particularly Donner-esque, so a Superman modeled on Chris Reeve, such as in Franks' art, wasn't the best choice.

They also said on the commentary that the coda in the credits was to leave open the possibility of a sequel.

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I liked that they finally managed to get the \S/ on the cape.
The S shield was on Superman's cape in Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2, but Tucker said he was pleased to be able to take it a step further and make it two-tone in color. One of the others asked him if technical advances made the S shield on the cape possible, but he said that's not the case. It's just that the foreign animators have improved their skills and can now manage it.
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Old June 14 2013, 04:03 AM   #51
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^ I kind of want a New Krypton adaption. This could very well serve as a prologue to that if they go ahead and do one.
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Old June 14 2013, 05:08 AM   #52
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The commentary track on The Flashpoint Paradox will feature Geoff Johns, James Tucker, screenwriter Jim Krieg, and director Jay Oliva. The running time is listed at 81 minutes, a little more than usual. The score is by Frederik Wiedmann, who was composer on Green Lantern: The Animated Series. This is his first time composing a DC DTV movie.
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Old June 14 2013, 05:19 AM   #53
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qne ting I did not how Lois gave Brainiac the finger in fact 2 of them! Not smart Lois that man step on you like a bug! 2 thing you not 14 keep it classy Lois
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Old June 14 2013, 12:39 PM   #54
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there was a post-credits scene?! what did it show?
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there was a post-credits scene?! what did it show?
It was halfway through the credits. I assume this is a spoiler thread now for Unbound, but spoiler alert just in case. It showed what little was left of Brainiac - including his electronic brain - encased in storage in the Fortress of Solitude. After a zoom in on the brain, the three circles on it light up. It's one of those horror film codas. He's still alive!
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