Posted on July 24, 2013 by Uncle Critic
DC’s newest animated movie is an adaptation of their Flashpoint event from 2011. Personally I was in general not a fan of it. I really liked a few of the side mini-series that came from it but over all I didn’t care for it at all. The movie isn’t much different. The animation style on it is awful, but overall you kind of get use to that as it goes on, however that doesn’t save the story from being just decent at best. I normally like alternative reality stories but Flashpoint just didn’t have it. Some DC fans may enjoy this but it’s certainly one of the worst animated movies that DC has done to date.
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Posted on July 16, 2013 by Uncle Critic
Die Laughing came out in 1998, it is the fourth and last (so far) crossover of Batman and Judge Dredd. As with the others it’s written by John Wagner and Alan Grant with art by Glenn Fabry, Jim Murray, and Jason Brashill. The art in this thing is awesome too, it’s the best since the first book, but not quite up to that amazingness, oddly though the second book in this (it came out as two books) seems to have slightly different, not quite as good art for some reason, but it’s close. Basically what happens is the Joker gets a hold of the belt from the first crossover that allows him to make a dimensional jump to Mega-City One, something goes wrong though and not all of him is transported. His body stays in Gotham City in a coma like state. While in Mega-City One the Joker quickly takes over a gang and frees the now captured Dark Judges. His plan is to get immortality for freeing them, and he does. Judge Death makes Joker a Dark Judge and as you can imagine chaos insures. Judge Anderson meanwhile jumps to Gotham to warn Batman, and Batman goes to Mega-City One to team up with Dredd and stop the Judges again. The book overall is really fun, it’s the best Batman/Judge Dredd crossover since the first one, and almost as good as that one. I’d highly recommend this one to any Batman or Judge Dredd fans.
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Posted on June 23, 2013 by Uncle Critic
This is one of the stranger Batman Elseworlds stories I’ve read, well stranger while still keeping it good that is. The Doom That Came to Gotham is a three book story that takes place in the 1920′s, most of your favorite Batman world people are in there, yet slightly different, in pretty clever ways too. Bruce Wayne seems a bit crazier than normal, even has a gun, which is very un-Batman. But all of that isn’t what really brands this story, what puts its mark firmly here is the heavy H.P. Lovecraft influence on everything. You’ve got Lovecraft type monsters and demons around every corner, it’s pretty damn crazy, and makes things hella entertaining. To go along with this is some wonderful art that not only captures the era nicely it also illustrates the Lovecraft monsters in a way that makes them nightmarishly real. If you’re into demons and very old horror tales then The Doom That Came to Gotham is a Batman story for you.
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Posted on June 14, 2013 by Uncle Critic
Zack Snyder (Watchmen, 300, Dawn of the Dead) attempts to reboot the Superman movie franchise with Man of Steel. We haven’t had a great or even good Superman movie in a very long time and Snyder promised to deliver. I think I have to start out by saying I liked Watchmen, 300 and Dawn of the Dead a lot, those are the only Zack Snyder movies I’ve seen. On top of that Superman is my favorite super hero of all time. I think the fact that I like Superman so much is a good percentage of why I hated this movie so much. First the cast, which was mostly good. Henry Cavill, a guy that I’ve seen in nothing did a serviceable Superman, he wasn’t good, he wasn’t bad he was there. He looked good in the part but didn’t WOW me as Superman, as far as Clark Kent, more on that later. Amy Adams was Lois Lane, I love Amy Adams so much, she was a solid Lois Lane, not best ever but she was a quality Lane. Michael Shannon is a guy that is one of my favorite actors right now was a good Zod, again he didn’t WOW me in the part but he wasn’t bad. Diane Lane was a solid Martha Kent. Russell Crowe was Jor-El and Kevin Costner was Jonathan Kent, both were pretty underwhelming in these parts. I think I hated the way Jonathan Kent was written more than I did Costner played him. They made Pa Kent a fearful stupid hick without any of the down home country wisdom. Laurence Fishburne was Perry White I like Fishburne but it’s a big thumbs down on that one. The movie was over two and a half hours; there was no need for it to be that fucking long, especially since the first hour and a half was insanely boring. The CGI in the movie for the most part looked cartoony and bad, some of it was very good but bad CGI is always really bad. There are a ton of things that are so far wrong as far as the comic goes it’s insane. I don’t think anyone involved with this movie has ever read a Superman comic, the two things that stuck out the most for me were the fact that Lois just finds out who Superman is right from the start, hell reporter Clark Kent doesn’t even show up until the end. And Superman is a fucking murder in this movie. He’s not neck snapping Hal Jordon, he’s Superman, he doesn’t kill people so what the fuck was that?? The action scenes in the movie were awesome but they were far from enough to keep me from deeming this the worst Superman movie ever made.
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Posted on May 31, 2013 by Uncle Critic
Published in 1994 and written by Chuck Dixon this is the second crossover with The Punisher and Batman, though the first involving Bruce Wayne. This takes place after the first crossover; they even reference the first involving Azrael a few times, though if you haven’t read it you’re not missing anything. It isn’t connected in anyway and that crossover wasn’t very good anyway. In Deadly Knights the Punisher heads back to Gotham to find Jigsaw. Jigsaw has his sights set on taking over some of the mob families in Gotham with the help of the Joker. This book does kind of setup the similarities between Batman and Punisher, there’s a ton of internal dialog for both characters however in the end Batman pretty much outclasses the Punisher in every way. Robin and Microchip are also in this one, though not for very long, they basically hack a computer and that’s it. The book is 52 pages and a good chunk of that is the shootout, it’s the longest one I can remember reading in a while, though I guess with the Punisher it makes sense. This is a decent read, much better than the first crossover but still overall it’s just eh. Kind of disappointing but still not bad. Unless you’re a super Punisher or Batman you probably don’t need to read it.
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