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"JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA VS. THE LEGION OF DOOM"
Daniel Mckinney (email@example.com) from Niceville, Florida
24 February 1999
"I Wish there will be a JLA TV Series Pilot coming out with Episode Seasons
just like other Superhero TV Shows."
Now KidsWB! announces that there will be a JLA Animated series
coming out first along with The Batman/Superman Adventures had come out
first.So is The Legion of Super-Heroes"
getting their animated series.
But I can't wait to see Justice League of America to have Supes! Bats!
Wonder! and all Superhero team up battling the Legion of Doom fighting of
JLA TV Series Pilot CAST:
Brad Johnson to play Superman
David Hasselhof "Baywatch" to play Batman
Julie Strain "Star Trek:The Next Voyager" to play Wonder
David Charvet "Baywatch","Melrose Place" to play Green
Hulk Hogan to play Aquaman
Penelope Ann Miller to play Black Canary
Renee O'Connor "Xena:Warrior Princess" to play Supergirl
1 out of 4 people found the following review useful:
Why Did I Like This
JasonLeeSmith from Baltimore, MD
4 July 2003
This never-aired pilot for a potential JLA TV show was almost universally
derided. Mark Waid (a noted comics writer) called it a waste of an hour and
a half. From all the stills from the movie which I had seen, I fully
expected it to be horrible.
Therefore I was pleasently surprised to find it to be a light, airy movie
with plenty of nice character development. The characters only bear a
passing resemblance to their comic book counterparts, but they are written
with such warmth, that it didn't really matter. I found myself liking them,
despite my preconceived notions about the movie.
I found the characters to be well-rounded and believable (though very
different from the comics), and I thoroughly enjoyed the way that they
The plot could have been better, it wasn't all that exciting. Unknown
villain manipulates the city's weather, the JLA have to discover who he is.
The JLA did most of their work out of costume, making it more reminiscent of
spy shows like "Mission Impossible" or "Charlie's Angels" than the JLA comic
The budget for the movie was clearly non-existant. Some of the weather
effects weren't too bad, but most of the other special effects were very
lame. This isn't all that surprising for a pilot.
What I think hurt the movie the most, and probably is what prevented it from
ever being aired, were the Justice League's super-hero costumes. They were
embarassingly bad. The man who played the Flash was young and in good shape,
however, in the costume he looked fat and middle-aged. Atom's costume was a
disaster of foam rubber that looked as if it were about to fall off at any
moment. Fire and Ice had good costumes, and Green Lantern's was almost OK.
They could probably have played it to better effect, if they'd had the
actors perform wearing ordinary T-shirts with the logos silk-screened on
them. The costumes from the movie looked comical, and I think prevented a
lot of people from even trying to take the movie seriously.
From the standpoint of a comics reader, its clear they weren't trying to
capture the grandeur of the current Justice League as depicted in the comics
and the excellent series on Cartoon Network. They were trying to depict a TV
version of the Justice League from the early 90's as depicted by Keith
Giffen and JM DeMathiess (and later by Gerard Jones and others). I think
they managed to succeed in depicting a close-knit team of people, decidely
less super than the heroes we currently see in the comics, but much more
I liked it.
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