Tuesday, 11 February 2014

War, what is it Justice for?

It's another JLA animated movie based on a comic, because WB can't get to grips with producing live action movies.

Hey, what's better than a tale that shows how the Justice League got together? Because there haven't been enough different takes on that! (This is in fact the New 52 variant.) In this one, Parademons turn up and cause problems, and lead Green Lantern to team up with Batman and eventually Superman. Then Wonder Woman turns up, in a form that is very 'warrior' more than 'princess'. And we get the long waited for original of Victor Stone becoming Cyborg, because everyone always associates Cyborg with the Justice League! Oh, and Billy is here as Shazam. Not as Captain Marvel, no he introduces himself as Shazam... and fails to turn... what?

Anyway, there's a big battle with Parademons and Darkseid and eventually they have to pull together to defeat them all. Which they do with a lot of property damage but no apparent deaths.

Voice actors include Sean Astin, Alan Tudyk and Steve Blum. And yet another actor to be Green Lantern. Production-wise it feels... rather basic. The animation is bare bones, we get what we need, but there's no detail to anything. Which is largely standard for WB to be honest. Could do better.

I can't say I was overly excited to see this, but it did pass the time nicely.



evildicemonkey said...

Really? Really?
Superman is played by him?
Did he at least soar like a leaf on the wind?

Jamas Enright said...

He beat up a lot of Parademons, does that count?