I did like this movie a lot and would put it up there as one of my favorite DC animated movies now.
I get that they want to put a spin on things to make it fresh for the viewers or to fit into what else is going on in the animated universe along with having to sacrifice parts for run time, but I would love to get just a straight up version because the originals are already great and just want to see a movie version of that.
Changes I did like in this movie:
The loss of Lana gave more wait to his decision to lead than the how it happens in the comic, still good but felt it worked better here.
How Stalin meet his end.
Superman’s ageing not appearing so drastic if at all. With how things end in the comic I think him not aging so fast would have worked better.
The Amazons staying out of the battle.
Lex being portrayed in a more compassionate light for most of the story and his relationship with Lois being healthier.
On the fence on whether I would have gone with Superman realizing he’s like Brainiac on his own or with the letter from Lex.
Things I wished they hadn’t left out:
Really the only thing I would have added that was from the comics is the end. It is by far my favorite part of the story. If I were to change anything from the comic it would be those last few panels. Instead of him being sent back to the same place in time, I always thought it would have been cool if this go around, he landed in Kansas to give you hope that things may actually change in the future. You could say that without the time loop aspect the story doesn’t work but I always liked to think that future would still have been his past and he would be creating a second loop that would be linear after coming full circle again.
As I said I loved the movie and enjoyed the changes. If they had added the actual ending I might even like it more than the comic. I am probably in the minority in that I liked the animated Hush more than the comic. Still would love to get a 100% adaptation of something one day. Year one is pretty spot on though.