The recent batch of DC animated movies have seemed to fit into the place of just being alright, while that’s better than a bad movie, I really want more, and I’ve come to expect more since I know they can do it. It took me a little while to recognize the story line however after Bruce Wayne gets attacked it clicked for me, this is taken from the ‘JLA: Tower of Babel’ storyline that took place back in 2000. The adaptation is pretty good, that’s not where this fails, it’s pretty much everything else. The voice acting isn’t that great in here, the animation is pretty decent but I felt it should have been better. And the biggest thing is the character designs. I don’t remember if some of these villains looked this way in that comic, but I don’t think they did and I pretty much hate a couple of them (Metallo and Bane being among the worst of the worst), it’s sort of a minor detail but it bugs the hell out of me. Anyway, master villain gather’s some of the Justice League’s most formidable opponents then steals Batman’s contingency plans for neutralizing the other members of the JLA (if it ever comes to that) and uses them against the Justice League of America. For all the faults this thing does have the plot is still there and is executed pretty well, especially the distrust of batman. The last five minutes are probably my favorite part, I’m not sure if that’s really a good thing or a bad thing I guess you’d have to be the judge of that. As with most of these recent DC animated movies, if you’re a DC superfan you’ll most likely watch it. If not, it’s a decent viewing but not required.
Posted on July 11, 2012 by Uncle Critic