I already had no interest in this, but after hearing Bob and Steve talking about this on the podcast i'm definitely not going to watch this any time soon i think.
I am interested in the Batman and Son animated movie though.
There's a French expression that translates as "There's no discussion in taste or color", so I'm sure that many of our listeners/readers will enjoy "War", and great for them! For those whose tastes align with Steve's and mine, it was best to be blunt, I think!
I've got to say that I really enjoyed this, I really felt darkseid was portrayed really well. He was just a proper bad ass. Loved the animation and having read the comic thought the swop out of aqua man for shazaam was ok. Green lantern was a proper nob head which I thought was funny !!
DC's animated output, as a rule, is usually of a high standard and judging from the clips, this'll be up there with the best. Pretty stoked to watch this, should be a hoot!
I was wrong, this isn't up there with the best, it's probably the worst. I really didn't enjoy this movie. The characterisations are poor (most of the heroes act like childish fools with no idea what they're doing!) and the dialogue is atrocious in parts. I understand it takes heavily from the first arc of the comic, but in spite of that I was hoping for a lot more in the way of story. It's very much over the top and smash mouth from the start and I just didn't connect with it as a result.
Not encouraged by this change of direction for DCs animated output. Even some of the normally high quality animation was phoned in and sloppy.
If you enjoyed it, great. But this didn't sit well with me.
Watched Justice League: War last night. I do agree with a lot of the negative comments here and those expressed by Steve and Bob in the podcast, although maybe not quite as vehemently. Definitely not one of the better efforts from the DC animation team.
I wasn't bothered by the language etc so much - I think kids today are exposed to worse on a pretty much daily basis. And yeah, the voice acting was pretty bad. But the main thing that knocked it down for me was too much action! I realize that the animated movies tend to skew this way anyway, and the original source material didn't have much in the way of plot. But Holy Cow, it gave me a headache, and also kept making me nod off a bit with boredom. I wanted it to just slow down and have some dialogue and plot and characterization for more than 15 seconds at a stretch. The movie was just one long fight scene. Luckily the animation was mostly up to the task - I especially liked some of the things done with GL's constructs.
Plot question: I'm not real familiar with the New 52 version of Billy Batson/"Shazam". Early in the movie Billy says "Shazam" to turn into Captain Marvel Shazam. But later he is introducing himself to the others and refers to himself as "Shazam" and yet he doesn't turn back into Billy. What's the deal there? Did they mess up, or does he now have to do something different to turn back?
Post by captainsaxon on Mar 8, 2014 23:29:30 GMT -5
So I just watched this film and I have thoughts. I accept that no one but myself should hear them, but I'm about five beers deep, so the forum must feel the Drunk-wrath.
First of all, I loved this story from the source material.
Second, I hated the voice acting. Almost all around, the voice acting was boarder-line painful. Batman (granted I'm spoiled by the Legend of Conroy) didn't sound fearsome, or even confidence. He lacked the temerity in his voice to command anyone, yet he commanded green lantern too much, who was not Nathon Fillion, but someone who wasn't Nathon Fillion. He simply sounded scared and over confident which is a weird combination.
Wonder-Woman... felt robotic. I can understand why people really didn't like her, but I can forgive the misunderstanding of man's world, as we are not given a time table of her arrival, or anyone's really... but the roboticism and structure of her role felt, for lack of better words, scripted.
Superman... well as much as I love Alan Tudyk, he isn't Superman. He didn't feel like a figure-head, and he didn't feel all powerful. In the source Material, it was a big Big big deal tat he could punch through a GL construct, here it felt like GL expected to be less powerful on final conrfontation, which ultimately diminished both characters.
Overall I enjoyed the film, it was adequete of an interpretation for me, and had some great sequence, but the poor voice acting and directing, hurts almost as much as Scott Snyder's eventual break from Batman.