Superman: Unbound

2013 animated film directed by James Tucker

Superman: Unbound is a 2013 animated superhero, direct-to-video film, adapting the 2008 comic book story arc "Superman: Brainiac" by Geoff Johns.


  • Uh-uh. No phoning home! [punches hole in robot]

Lois Lane

  • [to Terrorist Leader] You don't know teenage girls, do you? Rebellious, angry at the world, doesn't know her own strength? You're in deep trouble.


Superman: Nice outfit.
Lois Lane: Thanks. If I knew I was gonna be abducted, I might have skipped the heels.

Terrorist Leader: What the...?
Lois Lane: Plus there's the other one.
Terrorist Leader: Other one?
Lois Lane: Superman's cousin. Didn't you hear?
Terrorist Leader: No, I didn't hear.
Lois Lane: You really should read my column.

Perry White: Why does Superman disappear for weeks like this? Maybe there's an angle in it. Does he wanna make sure the human race stays self-sufficient? Are there other worlds he protects?
Jimmy Olsen: You mean, like, he's cheating on us?
Perry White: Let's play with it. "The Aloofness of Superman." Lois, you run with this.
Lois Lane: Must I?
Perry White: Who else am I gonna give it to? Kent? He's probably cheating on us too.

Alura: Please tell us more about Kara.
Superman: She's having some trouble adjusting to a new world... but she'll be all right.
Alura: And you? How did you adjust?
Superman: Well, for me it was easier. It's the only world I know. I have family and friends and...
Alura: Someone special.
Superman: Drive me nuts sometimes.
Zor-El: Heh. Nice to know that's the same everywhere.

Steve Lombard: Could be the end of the world, Lane. You and me. You wanna hook up?
Lois Lane: Not a chance.

Superman: This won't hold you forever. It just needs to hold you long enough.
Brainiac: You underestimate me. You'll die and your new world will be mine just like your old world is. You're meaningless compared to me. I am everything. You are nothing but fists.
[Superman punches him]
Superman: When I need to be.

Brainiac: To think that two Kryptonians chose to call this planet home, sickens me. What could Earth have possible offered you?
Superman: Something you wouldn't know anything about. It's my home. My heart. It gives me strength.

Perry White: What's she looking at?
Steve Lombard: [to Supergirl] Hey, I don't bite.
[Supergirl flies off]
Perry White: I think you scared her off.
Steve Lombard: She'll be back. They always come back.

Brainiac: Kryptonian trash, you have already failed. I am the knowledge and strength of 10,000 worlds. Neither you nor Metropolis will ever leave this ship. Soon I will have Kandor and then I will destroy your world with a thought.
Superman: We'll see about that.
Brainiac: You will see nothing. You are nothing. A specimen to dissect. A genus to analyze...
Supergirl: Hey, plug-head. [punches Brainiac] You talk too much.

Superman: I've figured you out, you know?
Brainiac: Have you? I find that highly unlikely.
Superman: You never leave this ship.
Brainiac: This is no need. Everything I require is here.
Superman: My uncle was right. You've got a bug.
Brainiac: Very well, Kryptonian. I'll humor you. Tell me.
Superman: Better if I show you. [freezes Brainiac with his super cold breath and knocks him out of the ship into space]

Superman: Kara, what the hell were you trying to prove out there?
Supergirl: I was stopping bad guys. That's what we do, right?
Superman: Stop them, not scramble them.
Supergirl: Don't lecture me, Kal. I'm still older than you.
Superman: No. You may have left Krypton that way, but you're not anymore. The wormhole got me here faster.
Supergirl: That's not fair.
Superman: Tell it to Einstein.
Supergirl: Who?
Superman: Smart guy. Lived here on Earth. Do your homework.
Supergirl: Why don't you do yours?

Brainiac: The impudence. I have been claiming worlds for centuries before you were born. You thought it would help you to disconnect me from my ship. You fail to comprehend. This ship is me. Constructed around me. An extension of me.
Superman: Earth.
Brainiac: Forget Earth. It was unexceptional. It had nothing to offer me. I found it redundant.
Superman: Lois.
Brainiac: Disgusting. Your affection for humans is nauseating.
Superman: Kara.
Brainiac: Yes. The other Kryptonian, I will keep. I'll need at least one. And you may not survive. Now you will see a glimpse of what I am. How many worlds do you think your feeble mind can process before it turns to sludge? I'd say less then one.

Clark Kent: You volunteered to be their hostage?
Lois Lane: Well, better me than someone else.
Clark Kent: You have to stop doing things like that.
Lois Lane: No, what I have to do is get the story.
Clark Kent: Other reporters do their jobs without needing me to save them every time.
Lois Lane: Other reporters don't have the access I do.
Clark Kent: To the stories or to me?
Lois Lane: [kissing him on the cheek] Both. Must be awful being you. Most powerful man in the world and you still can't control the women in your life.

Clark Kent: Lois, I have to go away for a while.
Lois Lane: "Away" as in spend some time with your folks in Kansas or as in somewhere just past the Crab Nebula?
Clark Kent: More like the latter. Can we deal with this when I get back?
Lois Lane: Men. Always finding an excuse to leave when things get scary. Of course, you're the only one who literally disappears off the face of the earth.

Clark Kent: Heart rate, breathing, skin temp. What? You're mad at me?
Lois Lane: You're something else.
Clark Kent: I don't care what he thinks about me.
Lois Lane: I know that. I'm surprised you didn't think of it yourself. It's the perfect cover.
Clark Kent: Then what?
Lois Lane: You don't want anyone knowing that we're together, but at the same time, you don't let another guy even talk to me. It's like I'm going out with my own stalker.
Clark Kent: Him? Lombard? You want that guy hitting on you?
Lois Lane: No. That's not the point. The point is you need to ease up a little.
Clark Kent: I thought you like it when I come to your rescue. It sure seems like it, the way you take unnecessary risks.
Lois Lane: When I'm falling out of a plane, rescue me. Getting ogled by the office pig, I can handle.


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