Brainiac has been a long established villain in the Superman villains, with various iterations popping up quite abit in the past twenty years or so. Writer Geoff Johns penned a Superman arc some years back where he reconciled most of what has come before, and give the character a new sense of evil. And this tale became an animated movie this year!
Brainiac is a vile alien who transformed himself into an enhanced cybernetic creature. He travels the universe, stealing cities from planets, and he has already been to Krypton. Now he is coming to Earth. Superman goes out in search of this villain and is unprepared for what happens.
As touched on before in various DCU Animated features, a character goes through the awfulness of PTSD. Supergirl saw all that occurred when Brainiac took Kandor off of Krypton and is scared. She has many thoughts and feelings to work through, and thankfully has plenty of help in this endeavor.
One of my favourite parts is the backdrop of the Lois Lane/Clark Kent relationship. Unlike the current, inferior, offerings DC is heaping on us with The New 52, here the two have a vital, healthy dating life with a twist ending. Love these parts!
Superman Unbound is mostly made for the older kids, from themes involved to, more importantly, the amount of violence both onscreen and off. Not for the squeamish.
…is currently reading The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith aka J.K. Rowling.
P.S. This post is one of several I hope to do this year to celebrate the 75th Birthday of Superman. Happy Birthday Kal-El! Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.
P.P.S. Superman Man Of Steel opened Friday, June 14th 2013. For an indepth look at the creation of this landmark movie, check out Jeffrey Taylor’s columns.