When LexCorps accidentally unleash a murderous creature, Doomsday, Superman meets his greatest challenge as a champion. Based on the "The Death of Superman" storyline that appeared in DC Comics' publications in the 1990s.
Batman discovers a mysterious teen-aged girl with super-human powers and a connection to Superman. When the girl comes to the attention of Darkseid, the evil overlord of Apokolips, events take a decidedly dangerous turn.
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
This direct-to-DVD animated feature is an adaptation of Darwyn Cooke's 2004 DC Comics miniseries, 'DC: The New Frontier'. Cooke has also worked on Batman Beyond (1999) and is a regular writer for DC Comics. See more »
When Hal and Ace are speeding on a highway just outside of Las Vegas, they pass a warning sign for the Nevada Test Site, stating that it is off limits by order of the United States Department of Energy. But the US Department of Energy (DOE) didn't exist in the 1950s; its predecessor then was the US Atomic Energy Commission. (It became the Energy Research and Development Administration in 1974; the ERDA was then incorporated into the new DOE in 1977.) 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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I will start by telling people that this film is NOT for those of you who are not comic fans. I will also say that this film is not for people who are just fans of the DC animated universe (yes people the original GL and the current GL in the comics are not African American). Those who come at this film from outside those worlds will be very disappointed because this is about the original incarnation of the JLA set in the actual time in which the heroes would have formed the team.
With that out of the way on with the review.
I must say I was greatly excited about this film. I love the original story and how it perfectly showed us the creation of the current heroes we love.
The movie did a fantastic job of capturing the art style of the book and showing it in motion. The characters looked just like their original versions from the 50's and 60's comics making it a treat to my years of collection.
The voice acting was a mixed bag at times. Some characters were perfectly done and others were hit and miss at times. The greatest example of this is David Boreanaz as Hal Jordan/Green Lantern. At times he had the character down and then a line would slip in that you could tell he just read instead of acted. This was a problem because Hal Jordan/Green Lantern was the focus for most the story. Over looking his flaws the rest of the cast did a good job, especially Jeremy Sisto as Batman and Neil Patrick Harris as Flash.
The biggest flaw with the film is that it was to short. While the makers were faithful to the story some what the main reason it deviated and we missed out on some essentials was because of how short the film was. many of the things that would have helped the film bridge the gap between fans of the book and new comers were left out because there just wasn't time. We needed more of the story to help us grasp everything that was happening (unless you read the book) and we never got it.
While I liked this movie I suggest that DC and WB get rid of the time limitations and just make a quality movie. If they can do that they will bring in many more fans.
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