You may have missed this one coming out, but that’s becuase this direct to video movie was a Target exclusive. There are a few things that I’m not crazy about here, first and foremost is the designs. Some of them are alright (Batman, Bizarro, Solomon Grundy) but for the most part the designs seem to be heavily anime influenced and I for one don’t care for it. Also I’d say that it could be longer (it’s under an hour) but they do well with what they have, the story doesn’t seem rushed at all and really I don’t feel like it should have been longer. The plot itself is pretty great. The Legion of Doom (oh yeah they’re back from the Superfriends universe, complete with the swamp hideout) have a plan to freeze the world’s water. While battling with the JLA the villains plan is thwarted and Lex is frozen until a thousand years in the future. From there Lex gets a device that allows him to travel through time and he sets on a plan to rid the world of Superman and the Justice League. Overall this is a pretty great little movie. One of the better ones involving the Justice League for sure. Any DC fan will enjoy this one.
March 4, 2014
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February 11, 2014
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One of my personally most anticipated documentaries of all time, Filmage: The Story of Descendents/All. If you haven’t guessed by the title it’s the story of the bands Descendents and ALL. Deedle Lacour and Matt Riggle decided this was something that needed to be documented, and it seems everyone has agreed with them. It’s got a great cast of interviewees including Bill Stevenson, Milo Auckerman, Karl Alvarez, Stephen Egerton, Tony Lombardo, Frank Navetta, Doug Carrion, Ray Cooper, Dave Smalley, Scott Reynolds, Chad Price, David Grohl, Keith Morris, Greg Graffin, and Joey Cape just to name a few. It goes pretty in depth with everything, it covers before the bands were formed, how they were formed, the different eras and into present day. It also focuses on each member for a good amount of time. Even if you know a lot about both of these bands you’re still going to come out of this having learned much more. This is a brilliantly done documentary that covers just about everything you could want it to. This is one of the best music documentaries I’ve ever seen. If you’re a fan of the Descendents, ALL or just punk rock or music in general Filmage needs to be on your ‘to see’ list.
February 9, 2014
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I believe this is the newest comic storyline that DC has adapted into an animated feature. It takes the Justice League: Origin story from the New 52 reboot and basically adapts it. Personally I didn’t really care for the comic, though I’m not a big Justice League fan in general. There’s also been some changes to the DC animated cast, overall the changes are pretty decent except I don’t really care for the new Batman or Superman, and Shazam is pretty annoying, but what’s new there? It’s basically the origin story of the Justice League and a few of its members coupled with an invasion of Earth by Darkseid. All in all it’s pretty decent. I’m not crazy about much of this but somehow it all comes together to be alright. Green Lantern helps out with that a lot.
January 23, 2014
DC comics made a documentary about the Super-Villains of the DC universe. It was narrated by Christopher Lee and had a lot of good people in it. The documentary covers a lot of DC Villains ground but still falls short. They kind of paint brush the villains they cover or just breeze by some of them. I was really hoping they’d go more in depth with the history and the creation of these villains. Overall it was a pretty good comic documentary but could have been so much better. Still recommended viewing for comic book fans.
January 20, 2014
Seven Levels of Hate is the story of a feud between Colt “Boom Boom” Cabana and “Scrap Iron” Adam Pearce for the NWA championship. I had heard about the Seven Levels of Hate feud when it was going on but never got to see any of the matches. The first thing I thought when I heard about this was ‘I really hope they put a DVD collection out with all of the matches’. Well Adam Pearce stepped up to that, and beyond. He took it upon himself to create a two hour documentary about the creation of the feud, what was happening during it and the aftermath of it AND the DVD features all seven of the matches. The documentary includes interviews with various wrestlers (including Colt and Adam), members of the NWA and various other people. Overall the documentary itself is really good, one of the better wrestling documentaries I’ve seen. Though if a great documentary isn’t enough for you you also get to see the entire seven levels of hate feud! Not only are there the promos but the full matches as well. I don’t think there’s ever been this kind of package over one wrestling feud; this is really an incredible thing that’s been put together. Any wrestling fan should have this on their DVD shelf.