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Justice League of America (1997)

An evil Weather Man intent on destroying New Metro City with a series of malevolent meteorological mishaps? Can the super-powered (and semi-employed) Justice League of America save the day?... See full summary »


Félix Enríquez Alcalá, Lewis Teague (uncredited)


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Credited cast:
Matthew Settle ... Guy Gardner / Green Lantern
Kimberly Oja Kimberly Oja ... Tori Olafsdotter / Ice (as Kim Oja)
John Kassir ... Ray Palmer / The Atom
Michelle Hurd ... B.B. DaCosta / Fire
Kenny Johnston ... Barry Allen / The Flash
David Krumholtz ... Martin Walters
Elisa Donovan ... Cheryl
Ron Pearson Ron Pearson ... Dr. Arliss Hopke
David Ogden Stiers ... J'onn J'onzz / Martian Manhunter
Miguel Ferrer ... The Weather Man (Dr. Eno)
Robert Gallo ... Landlord
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Nick DeMauro Nick DeMauro ... TV Repairman
Judy Kain ... Judy
Jason Weissbrod ... Drazen


An evil Weather Man intent on destroying New Metro City with a series of malevolent meteorological mishaps? Can the super-powered (and semi-employed) Justice League of America save the day? Or will New Metro be drowned in a humongous tidal wave? Written by J'onn J'onz

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1997 (USA) See more »

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The Green Lantern in this movie is a composite of three of the ring bearers, the classic Hal Jordan, modern Kyle Rayner and '80s-era Guy Gardner. Hal makes up the character's basic appearance, sans mask; Kyle makes up the mask, badge and wrist gauntlet; while the name and vest come from Guy. See more »


Guy Gardner: [On relationships and super-heroics] Every time I get to the point where I might be able to commit to a woman, somthing happens and takes that opportunity away. And they don't understand. It's very hard for me to get through to them that I have obligations, ya know, I have to save people. But, how do you tell them that?
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You know, outside of budget, there is absolutely nothing wrong with the pilot....
18 April 2006 | by gohmifuneSee all my reviews

I'm a comic book fan, mainly DC, so I'm no stranger to the league. I was also a fan of the original Flash TV series, so them using Barry under a completely different interpretation is a bit of an adjustment. However, this wasn't bad, this wasn't bad at all.

For those who don't know, this is JLA based on a very popular run of JLA and JLI that was known for it's humor and interpersonal dynamics. It was a good run, the kind you enjoy because it has you laughing and caring about the characters. This pilot is very much inspired by it. It is dialog and interaction heavy, which helps compensate for a low budget, and a lack of direction. As far as failed pilots go, Global Frequency this is not.

The story has the main characters go up against "The Weatherman," who is actually a very interesting villain in the context of the show. He's not easily defeated, but he's not one of these world crushing supervillians that Superman or Batman could take down in an instant, but provides enough challenge for the heroes to take him down. It's a story just big enough to open with, and for a pilot film, that's what it should be.

THe acting is solid, realistically you can't expect too much, it's just a pilot that is done in what seems to be, and unorganized manner, so that effects the actors. The actors are solid, most you've probably seen somewhere, a few even have had their own shows and been successful, so the acting isn't bad. At worst it lacks energy, at best I'm smiling and laughing.

Script could've been better, it does it's job, but could have been better.

The single worst part of the whole movie, sadly, is the costumes. The costumes, while decent, look cheap and impractical, Fire not wearing a mask, Atom wearing what looks like body armor, and Green Lanterns costume looking somewhat...blue. The costumes are distracting, but most likely would have been improved in time.

You know, this is really good, there's a lot of potential for drama and humor, the characters are solid, and interact well, Atom and Ice especially, and really, the idea of having a superhero show that is more about the heroes than the heroics is a good idea. It is a shame that it didn't get a chance to grow into something special.

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