As the home planet of the Green Lantern Corps faces a battle with an ancient enemy, Hal Jordan prepares new recruit Arisia for the coming conflict by relating stories of the first Green Lantern and several of Hal's comrades.
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.
In antiquity, the Amazons defeat the war god, Ares, and Zeus charges them to hold him prisoner as eternally young warriors on the hidden island of Themyscira. Centuries later, US Air Force pilot Steve Trevor is lured to crash land on the island and the distraction of that trespass allows Ares to escape. In response, Princess Diana wins the responsibility to both take Trevor home and recapture the fugitive god. Steve Trevor offers to help and together this disparate pair must not only overcome Ares' efforts to achieve a bloody revenge, but also reconcile their own conflicting world views in an adventure that would be the first for the greatest of the female superheroes. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (firstname.lastname@example.org)
According to Christopher Drake, an earlier cut of the film was submitted to the MPAA and received an R rating. It was later re-cut to a PG-13 rating. See more »
When Ares increases his power, he boasts he is as strong as Hercules. That is the Roman name of the demigod while all other mythical figures in the film are identified by the proper Greek names of Greek mythology. Though technically the proper name of Heracles would have applied, the source material of the comics has a long of intermixing the names of Roman and Greek deities in The Pantheon. See more »
You seem as eager to meet me on the battlefield as you once did in the bedroom, Hippolyta.
I only hope you prove more skilled in this arena, Ares.
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Since over two decades ago,it has been contemplated the idea of making an adaptation of the comic Wonder Woman (a creation from the psychologist William Mourton Marston).The most recent attempt was made by director and screenwriter Joss Whedon,until the classic "creative differences" between the filmmaker and the Warner Bros. studio finished the project when it was on pre-production (I suppose the writers' strike during late-2007 and early-2008,plus the recent economical crisis,have also influenced on that).However,on the straight-to-DVD universe,an excellent animated version of Wonder Woman was made.Like some other animated movies made straight-to-DVD (like Justice League : The New Frontier and Superman Vs. Doomsday),Wonder Woman has been made with little resources but a high level of creativity and fidelity to the original comic.I have found this humble animated film to be way superior to some "real" movies about superheroes,whose elevated budget for some reason avoids them of making something innovative or unexpected.These straight-to-DVD films may not be too accessible to the casual spectators,because they are all designed to the comics reader who does not look for a "movie for kids",but a solid adaptation whose porpoise is not selling toys,but respecting the legacy from the character.And I admired to see that Wonder Woman took that attitude.In other words,we will not find on this movie the cheesiness and simple villains from the sympathetic TV series starred by Lynda Carter because the movie is completely respectful to the comic,which had offered subjects about mythology,honor,violence and the eternal battle between sex.I have to say I did not expect to like this movie so much.The most important elements from this great movie are a solid screenplay and a brilliant cast of voices.The screenplay was crafted on a mature and intelligent way.Plus,it is not afraid of including some decapitations and a more audacious language than the one we could expect on an animated movie.But the best element from the screenplay is that the personality,tone and style of the characters are so well defined that the movie achieved a dramatic level I did not expect to receive.As I previously said,the cast of voices is also brilliant.Keri Russell brings the necessary level of intensity and humor to the voice of the main character.Nathan Fillion also made a very competent work and finally,Alfred Molina made a brilliant work with the voice of his character (I would have never recognized it was his voice the one from the character !).The only fail from this movie is that the animation could have been a little bit more polished on some occasions.But,in spite of that,I liked this movie very much.As I said,I do not know if this is a movie for the casual spectators,but I recommend it with confidence to the people who decide to see a different animation movie.I found it enormously entertaining and very satisfactory.
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