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Adapting the award-winning DC Comics miniseries DC: THE NEW FRONTIER by Darwyn Cooke, Justice League: The New Frontier spins a tale of the DC Universe in the 1950s, focusing on test pilot Hal Jordan (Green Lantern) and the Martian Manhunter. The story also features other DC characters, including Barry Allen (the Flash), Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, and many more. Written by
Hal Jordan's fellow co-pilot, Ace Morgan, is the leader of a group of adventurers called The Challengers of the Unknown, who starred in several incarnations in the comics. The other team members (or "Challs", as they are called) can be seen during the final battle with the Centre. They are wearing the same lavender shirts and white gloves that Ace is wearing. See more »
A newspaper places the battle in 1960 but JFK, who took office in 1961, is depicted as the President of the United States. See more »
Like all things on this hurtling sphere, I emerged from the molten center of creation. But mine has been a unique path. Isolated, I developed attributes beyond those of lesser beings. Then the sphere was struck by a vast celestial stone. Black chunks of death filled the skies and the world became a chaotic world of doom. Soon the sphere began to nurture new kinds of life. And there was one that stood above the rest. Its fragile shell belied its vicious nature. And in ...
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The fast and furious action moves the plot along quite well and Keith David does a very nice job on the introduction. Ultimately the outsourced Korean animation and low production values hurt the project. They also seemed to try to pack in way too much exposition, but I suppose this was necessary especially for viewers unfamiliar with DC lore.
I enjoyed Justice League. The special features on the DVD that dealt with the history of the Justice League were particularly interesting. Compared with any number of A-list animated films this movie just doesn't stack up though. The average movie goer might find some enjoyment with Justice League: The new Frontier. There is decent writing mixed in with the usual comic book weirdness. For comic book geeks this will score a few points higher.
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