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YMMV / Superman/Batman: Public Enemies

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  • Complete Monster: Lex Luthor ends up becoming the president of the United States after an economic recession. Luthor then orders Major Force to kill Metallo and use his death to frame Superman as a psychopath, despite Metallo's loyalties to him. Failing to stop a kryptonite meteor from impacting the planet, Luthor snaps and decides he's going to allow the meteor to crash, risking the lives of billions so he can rebuild a "new Earth" with him as its ruler. Luthor repeatedly attempts to stop the heroes from trying to destroy the meteorite, purely out of spite that he wasn't the one that saved the planet and his megalomania.
  • Faux Symbolism:
    • In the smackdown beneath Toyman's rocket.
      Luthor: You come to this planet, declare yourself the savior of mankind...well, I think it's time you died for your sins!
    • The number of days it'll take for the meteor to hit Earth: seven days.
  • Ho Yay: You can read a good deal between Batman and Superman.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • Metallo's horribly-burned body. Also the sight of a very 'roided-up Luthor could also be unsettling.
    • If you've read the storyline the movie's based on, you can see how insane Luthor has become if he let the meteor hit.
  • So Okay, It's Average: The main consensus about the movie itself.
  • Squick: Honestly, did we really need to see Lex Luthor kissing Amanda Waller?
  • What the Hell, Casting Agency?: Many fans were annoyed with the casting of LeVar Burton as Black Lightning—mostly due to the feeling that they wasted him for what ultimately amounted to be one line in the finished movie rather than the actual casting itself.