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Canister X Movie Review #80: Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (2010) - Canister X - A.P. Fuchs
Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (2010) Written by Tab Murphy Directed by Lauren Montgomery Runtime 78 min. 4.5 out of 5 A spaceship lands in Gotham Harbor. A young woman emerges with powers just like Superman. Welcome to Earth, Supergirl. Upon learning of Kara Zor-El’s (Supergirl’s) arrival, Darkseid orders her capture . . . and succeeds. If he can control her, he can use her to lead the Female Furries army. Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman track Kara down with the help of Barda, the old leader of the Female Furries, and take the battle to Apokolips to save Kara and stop Darkseid from going through with his plans. Talk about raising the bar and setting the stakes so high that it takes the combined forces of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman to save the day. Add the threat of an unstable and brainwashed Kryptonian by way of Supergirl and the all-powerful Darkseid, and you have a recipe for a strong superhero story. The spotlight was on Superman in this one and that pleases this Superman fan. By introducing Kara into the mix, we get to see him come to the realization that he’s not Krypton’s sole survivor and that he actually …