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Re: DC Direct to Video Releases

Postby O.Supreme » Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:05 pm

Just got finished watching Justice League: War . It was ok... nothign really bad about it, but nothign over the top special. DC is stretching the limits of PG-13 now though, instead of using innuendo and pseudo-cursing, they just curse straight out. I wasn't really bothered by it, but with the action and intensity of these films, I just dont think its really necassary.

Oh and Steve Blum as Darkseid - what was heard on the previous was evidently not "final", they synthed up his voice to the point it was unrecognizable. I think it was a good choice. Sure Blum is a heck of a VA's but what we've come to expect with Darkseid being one of the most powerful beings in DC, his voice should not sound plainly human, and in that, it delivered, although he has only a handful of spoken lines anyway. GL was a total ass, probably liked his chjaracter the least, Cyborg was probably the most interesting of the Seven heroes. I know the point of the "New 52" is to give the iconic heroes slightly different personalities, but different dosen't equate to better.

The preview as shown above for "Son of Batman" looks better than anticipated, but I still maintain my stance that i would like 2015 to be a year where DC breaks away from Batman & Superman in its animated features
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Re: DC Direct to Video Releases

Postby Dr Kain » Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:28 am

I'll be watching War tomorrow but no matter what, Blum is vastly inferior to Ironside.
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Re: DC Direct to Video Releases

Postby XvGojira » Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:42 am

Dr Kain wrote:I'll be watching War tomorrow but no matter what, Blum is vastly inferior to Ironside.


Yeah, haven't heard a Darkseid done to the same caliber of awesome and fearsome as Ironside.
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Re: DC Direct to Video Releases

Postby O.Supreme » Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:25 pm

Dr Kain wrote:I'll be watching War tomorrow but no matter what, Blum is vastly inferior to Ironside.


True, I guess I should have clarified. I think it was a good choice to run Blum's voice through a synthisizer (or whatever voice altering technology the studio used). And although the series itself was pure 80's cheese, I still think the best darkseid has been Frank Welker :wink:
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Re: DC Direct to Video Releases

Postby Dr Kain » Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:19 am

JL War Spoilers:

So yeaaaaaaaaaaaaah, what the hell did I just watch? This movie was down right terrible and reflects EVERYTHING wrong with the New 52. First off, the animation is subpar, but my god, the lip synching was terrible. The lips rarely ever seemed to match up with the dialog. Secondly, the voices were quite bad, especially on Darkseid, Batman, and Hal. Yes, they did a lot better job of hiding Blum's voice than the trailers made it sound, but he just sounded robotic rather than godly. Batman and Hal were off on all accounts. Another issue is I just don't understand the need to put Captain Marvel in here. Not only did he feel out of place, but I just don't get it. He says the word "Shazam" to transform, and then says "Shazam' later and stays as is, then does it again and it transforms him. It just does not make sense at all. Not to mention what the hell happened to Billy. Gone is the sweet kind hearted always positive child and he is now a little sack of **** you just want to whack with a belt. How is this kid deserving of Shazam's power? In fact, that is the other problem here and with the N52. Except for Flash, every character in this movie was broody and ready to insult one another. There was not a single different character trait among them to make them not seem like the same character several times over. Speaking of Flash, how come he is in his non-N52 costume? That makes no freaking sense either!!! Superman killing Zod in "Man of Steel" made sense. His killing Desaad here does NOT!! However, the worst atrocity was Darkseid, or rather, I swear that Doomsday took Darkseid's Olympic clothing because this character did not even feel like Darkseid. He just felt like an unstoppable killing machine. There was no purpose to his invasion because this movie had no plot. It is like the writers just took the action scenes out of the comic and instead of turning it into DLC for "Injustice Gods Among Us," they made it into a movie.

On the positive side, the constant banter between Hal and Batman remained the best part of the movie as it did in the comic. Flash was golden. They did a good job of Cyborg. Other than that, there is nothing I can really praise this movie for. This is one of the worst, if not the worst, DC animated movie WB has ever done. It was insulting the audience, and as I previously said, it highlights everything that is wrong with the current state of the comics. Oh yeah, and Superman and Wonder Woman is just no no NO!!! NO!!!!!

Overall, I give this piece of garbage a 4/10 and that is only because the action scenes were sort of cool and there were good one liners in it (such as Batman stealing Hal's ring and his first words to Flash).
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Re: DC Direct to Video Releases

Postby O.Supreme » Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:56 am

I've stayed away from the new 52 basically because I dont really care for the way they've changed some of the iconic characters. So basically what you are saying, is that the film was true to the source, its just that the source was bad to begin with... Unfortunately if that is the case, there is no way they could make this movie good unless they did somethingnot true to the new 52. I will say it was probably the weakest of all the JL offerings, but not the worst of their animated films overall.
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Re: DC Direct to Video Releases

Postby Russzilla » Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:01 am

mr.negativity wrote:Son of Batman 2014:
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I read about this. Looks good. Another addition to my DC Animated Blu Rays.
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Re: DC Direct to Video Releases

Postby Russzilla » Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:08 am

O.Supreme wrote:I've stayed away from the new 52 basically because I dont really care for the way they've changed some of the iconic characters. So basically what you are saying, is that the film was true to the source, its just that the source was bad to begin with... Unfortunately if that is the case, there is no way they could make this movie good unless they did somethingnot true to the new 52. I will say it was probably the weakest of all the JL offerings, but not the worst of their animated films overall.

Ahhhh, had this waiting for me upon our arrival coming back home from our Winter vacation and still haven't watched it yet. I'll probably like it though since this is the best form of DC movies that DC has to offer us at the moment though.
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Re: DC Direct to Video Releases

Postby Gman2887 » Sun Feb 09, 2014 4:01 pm

It was also the worst. I was really taken back by how much I didn't like this movie. Forget sticking to the source material or not liking the New 52... While I love the New 52 Batman stories, this didn't reflect that or previous DC animated movies at all. It could've easily been an episode from Justice League instead of stretched out to the (short) runtime it had. It had horrible pacing and the time spent with each character was annoyingly uneven. The synth music was unbearably cheap. Where's Christopher Drake? He can actually make synthesizers sound legitimate. Terrible way to kick off the slew of New 52 movies. Bring Bruce Timm back.
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Re: DC Direct to Video Releases

Postby Dr Kain » Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:55 pm

O.Supreme wrote:I've stayed away from the new 52 basically because I dont really care for the way they've changed some of the iconic characters. So basically what you are saying, is that the film was true to the source, its just that the source was bad to begin with... Unfortunately if that is the case, there is no way they could make this movie good unless they did somethingnot true to the new 52. I will say it was probably the weakest of all the JL offerings, but not the worst of their animated films overall.


No, it wasn't even remotely true to the source material. The original material had Aquaman in it NOT Captain Marvel. Captain Marvel does not even belong in this thing. Darkseid also had a better build up and he was not just floating around in the comic. Also, Superman did NOT kill Desaad.
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Re: DC Direct to Video Releases

Postby Dr Kain » Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:57 pm

Gman2887 wrote:It was also the worst. I was really taken back by how much I didn't like this movie. Forget sticking to the source material or not liking the New 52... While I love the New 52 Batman stories, this didn't reflect that or previous DC animated movies at all. It could've easily been an episode from Justice League instead of stretched out to the (short) runtime it had. It had horrible pacing and the time spent with each character was annoyingly uneven. The synth music was unbearably cheap. Where's Christopher Drake? He can actually make synthesizers sound legitimate. Terrible way to kick off the slew of New 52 movies. Bring Bruce Timm back.


Oh "OH GODZILLA! WHAT TERRIBLE LANGUAGE!", that's right. This is the first movie without Timm in charge, right?
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Re: DC Direct to Video Releases

Postby Gman2887 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 3:27 pm

Indeed. Timm has exited.
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Re: DC Direct to Video Releases

Postby sentaison » Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:09 pm

Put me on the list with the rest of you that hated this movie. Normally I can find things I like in the smelliest of cheese. I'm generally not especially critical if I'm being entertained on at least one level. But what plot there was existed only to set up the never ending fight scenes, which were good, but got old quick. And the heroes, for the most part, didn't act like heroes, they acted like a bunch of hormone loaded teenagers trying to prove who was the biggest jock. Superman, Green Lantern, and Wonder Woman all showed the same maturity as Billy Batson/Shazam. Batman wasn't much better at times, only Cyborg and Flash showed any signs of being responsible, and heroic, adults. I truly did not like the personalities shown by most of the heroes. And if you can't like the heroes, you really can't care about what they do. And yeah, the Darkseid character was just there to give the "heroes" a super tough punching bag they had to beat.

I hope this isn't the beginning of a trend. :x
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Re: DC Direct to Video Releases

Postby Dr Kain » Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:49 pm

Sadly, it probably will. One of my friends was reading an article today that they are going to start doing 2 movies a year based on a N52 story and a Batman adaptation from now on. I'm not sure what he was reading, so I hope it is false.
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Re: DC Direct to Video Releases

Postby klen7 » Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:11 am

Dr Kain wrote:Sadly, it probably will. One of my friends was reading an article today that they are going to start doing 2 movies a year based on a N52 story and a Batman adaptation from now on. I'm not sure what he was reading, so I hope it is false.


http://www.icv2.com/articles/news/27782.html

Justice League: War, the new Warner Bros. Animation feature that’s streeting this week (see "DVD Round-Up: 'Justice League: War,'..."). will be the beginning of a series of original video animations in a single continuity, according to an interview on Comic Book Resources. In it, War producer James Tucker described the new release, which draws on "New 52" story material, as "the first salvo in doing new movies that are in continuity with each other."

Justice League: War will be the first in a series of interconnected Justice League features that will be released concurrently with a series of Batman movies, all in the same continuity, according to Tucker. The features in the War continuity will be released at a pace of two per year, plus a third stand-alone feature separate from continuity each year. The first of the stand-alone features will be Batman: Assault on Arkham, set in the world of the Batman: Arkham video games.

The features in continuity will not all be "New 52;" the first Batman feature will be Son of Batman, based on a 2006 story by Grant Morrison and Andy Kubert and adapted to fit the framework
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Re: DC Direct to Video Releases

Postby XvGojira » Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:37 am

klen7 wrote:
Dr Kain wrote:Sadly, it probably will. One of my friends was reading an article today that they are going to start doing 2 movies a year based on a N52 story and a Batman adaptation from now on. I'm not sure what he was reading, so I hope it is false.


http://www.icv2.com/articles/news/27782.html

Justice League: War, the new Warner Bros. Animation feature that’s streeting this week (see "DVD Round-Up: 'Justice League: War,'..."). will be the beginning of a series of original video animations in a single continuity, according to an interview on Comic Book Resources. In it, War producer James Tucker described the new release, which draws on "New 52" story material, as "the first salvo in doing new movies that are in continuity with each other."

Justice League: War will be the first in a series of interconnected Justice League features that will be released concurrently with a series of Batman movies, all in the same continuity, according to Tucker. The features in the War continuity will be released at a pace of two per year, plus a third stand-alone feature separate from continuity each year. The first of the stand-alone features will be Batman: Assault on Arkham, set in the world of the Batman: Arkham video games.

The features in continuity will not all be "New 52;" the first Batman feature will be Son of Batman, based on a 2006 story by Grant Morrison and Andy Kubert and adapted to fit the framework


I kind of liked that each film was it's own thing. They could do different styles and get different actors for various rolls. This does not bode well. I wonder if Timm leaving has anything to do with this.
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Grant Morrison's 'Son Of Batman'

Postby mr.negativity » Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:27 pm

Exclusive - Jason O'Mara Talks 'Son Of Batman' With DC All Access
What happens the World's Greatest Detective becomes a dad?
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Re: Timm is Back!

Postby mr.negativity » Sun Mar 30, 2014 3:13 am

Gman2887 wrote:Indeed. Timm has exited.

Warner Bros. Reveal Their Logo And Unveil Their Plans For Celebrating Batman’s 75th
Animation – Warner Bros. Animation has created two all-new Batman animated shorts set for debut in April, with fan-favorite producers Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series) and Darwyn Cooke (Batman Beyond) each presenting a unique and familiar take on the Batman animated universe. In addition, Timm will participate in a Batman 75th all-star panel at WonderCon in Anaheim on Saturday, April 19, which will also feature an exclusive premiere of Cooke’s animated short based upon Batman Beyond.
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Re: Justice League: WAR

Postby mr.negativity » Sun Mar 30, 2014 3:35 am

Dr Kain wrote:JL War Spoilers:

Another issue is I just don't understand the need to put Captain Marvel in here. Not only did he feel out of place, but I just don't get it. He says the word "Shazam" to transform, and then says "Shazam' later and stays as is, then does it again and it transforms him. It just does not make sense at all. Not to mention what the hell happened to Billy. Gone is the sweet kind hearted always positive child and he is now a little sack of **** you just want to whack with a belt. How is this kid deserving of Shazam's power?


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DC’s lead writer talks to Crave Online about the upcoming Justice League events and more.
Andy Hunsaker wrote:I'm really proud of what Gary Frank and I have been doing with Shazam. Even though it's a backup, we had a lot of fun with it. We've gone for a tone that has a touch of The Goonies in there, there's classic Shazam in there, a touch of Harry Potter. We're trying to really push Shazam to the next level, and that means Billy Batson, specifically. With Billy, we wanted to push the magic angle and the kid angle more than it usually is, because if Billy already knows exactly what to do and has all the morals of Superman, he's the smartest kid I've ever met, and the nicest kid I've ever met.

I get that. I was one of those guys who was initially really turned off by Billy being a total jerk at the outset. I really didn't like that, but the more he's grown out of that, the more I've been able to settle in and kind of manage my instant fanboy outrage.

The whole first ten pages – it was eight pages of Billy and a little bit of Sivana, setting up that people had been brought to the Rock of Eternity, like magical alien abductions. People have these similar experiences where they move through a door, in an elevator or walk in their bathroom, and suddenly, they're in an underground cavern with this old man yelling at them about how they're not worthy, and then, just as suddenly, they're back home and they don't really know what happened. My thought was that this wizard has been looking over and over and over and over for the perfect one. He's so scared about what happened last time that he's like 'as soon as I find someone that's 100% pure good, then they'll be worthy of that power.' He doesn't even know how long he's been doing it. He just knows it's a long, long time. So, the whole thing that Gary and I went for was that we wanted to introduce that concept first.

So when we meet Billy Batson and he's pretending to be the Billy Batson from 1950 – ultimately, when we revealed he's completely playing those people to get out of that home, and he just wants to turn 18 and get out of that system and get on with his life – we knew that people would be like 'oh my god, he's a jerk, I can't believe this.' But the story's been plotted out A to Z forever. The whole point of this story is to pull back the layers. For this kid, he's built up a wall around him because of everything he's gone through – the different foster homes he's been in, all the bullies he's gone up against. He's built this protective shell around him, like I think a lot of us do. He's a porcupine – he wants people to stay away. "Don't hurt me, just stay away, I've been hurt too many times." The whole point of putting him in the Vasquez family home, with Mary and Eugene and Darla and Freddy and Pedro and everybody, was to put him in a situation where he'd have to eventually bring those walls down. In the very next chapter, when Darla says "the family rule is we all look out for each other," and he says "you don't get it, we're not family," and she starts crying – then in the last bit, you see Billy in his room, and he says to himself "I didn't mean to make her cry." You can see there's a heart in there. It's slowly unfolding. We knew issue #1 would have that big 'what's going on?!' and then the second issue would reveal that there's more to him than meets the eye.

Yeah. At this point, he's feeling more like the Billy Batson we knew, especially when he runs right out to try and talk Black Adam down once he finds out that he's a kid just like him.

To me, right there, that encapsulates and kind of bookends the kid who was angry and shut down – my dog was shut down. We got him from a shelter, and he was completely shut down when I got him, because he'd been in dog fights. We just kind of regress, as living beings, and shut down emotionally, but now he's kind of screwing around. But it took him a while to trust people again, and it's taken Billy a while to finally trust people again – and himself.
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Re: Timm is Back!

Postby Dr Kain » Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:55 am

mr.negativity wrote:
Gman2887 wrote:Indeed. Timm has exited.

Warner Bros. Reveal Their Logo And Unveil Their Plans For Celebrating Batman’s 75th
Animation – Warner Bros. Animation has created two all-new Batman animated shorts set for debut in April, with fan-favorite producers Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series) and Darwyn Cooke (Batman Beyond) each presenting a unique and familiar take on the Batman animated universe. In addition, Timm will participate in a Batman 75th all-star panel at WonderCon in Anaheim on Saturday, April 19, which will also feature an exclusive premiere of Cooke’s animated short based upon Batman Beyond.


Interesting. I wonder what these shorts will be. Can't wait to see them.

ON a side note, too bad Mattel is not doing jack **** for Batman fans this year since they canned their DCU line.
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Re: Timm is Back!

Postby mr.negativity » Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:29 am

First Look At BATMAN: STRANGE DAYS
WB and Cartoon Network have released the first sneak peak of an all-new DC Nation animated short from Bruce Timm. Not much information is given, but any fan of Bruce Timm should be ecstatic for this!
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Re: DC Direct to Video Releases

Postby O.Supreme » Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:50 pm

Awesome cant wait. I'm guessing the name implies Hugo Strange, and probably some sort of trippy dream (or alternate world) sequence with a number of Batman characters appearing in a short span of time. For what its worth, i knwo this has ntohign to do with the Superman 75th short that came out last year, btu that was pretty awesome, and I expect this to be as well.
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Re: Timm is Back!

Postby Dr Kain » Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:28 pm

mr.negativity wrote:First Look At BATMAN: STRANGE DAYS
WB and Cartoon Network have released the first sneak peak of an all-new DC Nation animated short from Bruce Timm. Not much information is given, but any fan of Bruce Timm should be ecstatic for this!


Cool. I'll be sure to download it.
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Re: DC Direct to Video Releases

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Re: DC Direct to Video Releases

Postby Dr Kain » Sat Apr 12, 2014 11:08 am

They better make that short available as a bonus feature on Son of Batman because that thing rocked!!!!!
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