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Justice League: The New Frontier (2008)

In the 1950s, a new generation of superheroes must join forces with the community's active veterans and a hostile US government to fight a menace to Earth.

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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 Andrew Laubacher

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Rated PG-13 for violent content/images | See all certifications »

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26 February 2008 (USA)  »

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Az Igazság Ligája: Az új küldetés  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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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 »

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When Wonder Woman saves Jimmy from the Centre's dinosaur, the image through Jimmy's lens shows her wearing shorts. In subsequent shots, she's back to wearing a skirt again. See more »

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The Centre: [narrating] 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 best film DC has ever produced!
27 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is what fans have been waiting for. This film did an excellent job of following Darwyn Cooke's vision of the JLA as well as provide great continuity to the DC Universe. As for the negative comments about the characters from one certain naysayer. Get educated in the mythos before you critique it 1. That was superman's original 'S', read the damn books before you criticize. Understand the character's roots first.

2. Hal Jordan was the original Green Lantern from Earth. Jon Stewart is the third. The JL series is not DC Dogma.

3. They followed Bob Kane's Batman to the umpteenth degree. From the first issue he appeared in up to where Robin is introduced.

Overall, this is the best film DC has ever produced, I'm keeping in mind Richard Donner's Superman and Tim Burton as well as Chris Nolan's Batman films. As far as the comics go, this film is the best.

I also appreciated the followup to the issue of the JSA where the heroes were confronted by McCarthy to give up their secret identities, and quitting saving an ungrateful nation. The Red scare despite red being part of the trinity of colors on our own flag. After WWII America becomes less and less American, and this movie played off that. This movie couldn't have been told at a better time.

GOOD WORK DC! Hope the momentum keeps going up.


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