Superman Vs. Elite.
In the late 80's and the early 90's the anti hero took center stage. This sparked the debate as to whether the "old guard" ( Superman , Batman , Wonder Woman) were heroes who were no longer relevant. In the comics medium this question of new versus old, and noble vs. realistic was dealt with and for some answered by the amazing graphic novel Kingdom Come
It is a question that should be asked. Would the world or at least the world Superman inhabits be better if he were a killer. The same could be asked of any hero with a murderous villain. Is Batman responsible for the next set of murders committed by the Joker? After all had he killed him, the Joker wouldn't be able to escape Arkham Asylum. Then again, if society saw him as a lost cause the court could force a lobotomy, but still you enter a moral grey area.
In any case what we have here is an animated version of a Superman comic. Issue #775 that sports a cover reading "What's so funny about Truth Justice and the American Way" In it and the movie a superhero team from England ( a very close resemblance to a lesser known superhero team called "the Authority" ) make their appearance in Metropolis. At first Superman welcomes them, but then they become murderous to those they see as wrong doers.
Superman tries to convince them that the way they choose in immoral and they shouldn't put themselves above the law, but the general public love that they are permanently putting down those who would commit violence towards the innocent. This comes to a head when superman feels they have stepped over the line, and the Elite challenge him to a fight to the death on the moon
There is an odd look to the film that takes a bit of getting used to. Every character sports the Angelina Jolie bee stung look on their lips. To varying degrees of success. Some look downright ridiculous. Otherwise the character designs ( different from the book ) work to soften up the features for a mass audience. This also works for their personalities. We need to be on their side in the beginning for this story to work. So the off putting nature of the comic would not work here in the video.
The voice talent is on par with other DC releases. Take that to mean excellent. I kept hearing Manchester Jack's voice and thinking I had heard him somewhere before. Looking at his IMDB page, I see he has done everything. No wonder his voice was familiar. The characters work. The animation is good if not spectacular. While it is a familiar story, I think it is handled nicely here. Worth the time it takes to watch.