Robin is sent to work with the Teen Titans after his volatile behavior botches up a Justice League mission. The Titans must then step up to face Trigon after he possesses the League and threatens to conquer the world.
Beings with supernatural powers join together to fight against supernatural villains. This team of supernatural beings include John Constantine, Zatanna and Jason Blood also known as the demon Etrigan.
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.
There's a mystery afoot in Gotham City, and Batman must go toe-to-toe with a mysterious vigilante, who goes by the name of Red Hood. Subsequently, old wounds reopen and old, once buried memories come into the light.
While in the comics Aquaman is a founding member that participated in the storyline, in the film he is replaced by Shazam. See more »
When Cyborg tries to access the Motherbox to close the Boom Tubes, it blows up in his hand. Yet in the very next scene it is back in his hand completely intact. See more »
This guy's gonna kill us.
No he won't. You bruise. But you don't kill. Do you... Clark?
You've made your point...
[Superman uses his X-Ray vision on Batman]
Who the Hell is "Bruce Wayne?"
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This is a strange little film in the fact that it has so much wrong with it... but it also has so much right.
So what's wrong?
Batman's voice. There's just no conviction, power, or menace in it. This is one of The Bat's main features, other than his lack of super powers. It's one of the main talking points when a new Batman a character is cast. Everybody loves Kevin Conroy from The Animated Series, I really liked Anthony Ruivivar in Beware The Batman (it has the best vocal talents of the Batman series), now Will Arnet has done a brilliant job in The Lego Batman Movie. Unfortunately, Jason O'Mara doesn't do the character justice.
Cyborg's origin. Though it follows the lines it's blue goo which I didn't like as it took the blame off his father, Silas Stone creating The Cyborg out of his dying son. This made Victor Stone more a casualty of Darkseid's attack rather than the love of an estranged father.
The appearance of Shazam, who wasn't in the original story. The choice to use Shazam instead of Aquaman, in my eyes, was not a good one. Aquaman was instrumental in the defeat of Darkseid and his Parademons. There's also the brilliant scene when he has the whales and sharks erupt out of the ocean to devour the Parademons.
The Parademons. I really do like the original design, the ones in the movie are too bulky and appear to be more machine than living entity.
What's right with the film?
The Green Lantern, voiced brilliantly by Justin Kirk, has the right amount of bravado and ego and his relationship with The Batman and The Flash helps to give the movie more power and a sense of humour.
Christopher Gorham does a great job of voicing The Flash and adds the joy and wonder that the character exudes in the comic.
Wonder Woman, though you don't know her origin story for the New 52 in the movie this could make her strong character feel a little strange, to begin with as she's like a child in a toy shop... if you knew that she's new to the real world after leaving Themiscyra would've helped there - however it's this scene which gives the character heart but as soon as the Parademons attack, her sword starts swinging and the no-nonsense female warrior we know and love come to the fore, and Michelle Monaghan who does a great job at voicing all aspects of the character.
Though the thing that really makes this film work is the story and the action, for which Director Jay Oliva does a great job.
These elements nullify the bad ones make the film enjoyable and watchable, though it isn't the best of the Justice League films. Still worth a watch though.
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