Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Justice League Dark

Their movie division may be in chaos but the animation division of DC COMICS is still top notch and delivers the best comic book movies around. The voice acting, animation and storytelling comes together in brilliant fashion to tell a different kind of story - a much darker story. That makes Batman the perfect Justice League character to be involved and he does well at holding his own in a world he doesn't understand or maybe even believe in. But he's Batman so his mind is open to all things.

This story is definitely not for the little ones. There are scenes of murder and suicide and some light profanity. There is even a Poop Monster. I shit you not. But at the same time there is a lot to like here. The story is original and the characters are fresh. Sure they are for the most part B-Listers but this one feels cohesive in a way that the live action Suicide Squad didn't. It fact it would make a pretty good series. I have read a few arcs of the comics and this film wisely sticks pretty close to how the characters act and now the world of magic works in the DC Universe. Think of Constantine as the Doctor Strange of that side of aisle, albeit more scruffy and less polished.

It was especially great to see my beloved Zatanna get a major role. I have always liked the character and her relationship with Batman. Here she gets some nice moments. The entire film is equally well done. Jason Blood and Entrigan are always cool as are Swamp Thing and Deadman - more of my comic book favorites. I did enjoy this one. The story and art kept me interested for the 90 or so minute run time. Another fine product from DC Animation.



Fiendenstein said...

I've been waiting on this for ages! Cheers for the heads up

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

I really liked it. I wanted to see these characters in more adventures of this type.

Timothy S. Brannan said...


Been waiting on this one too.

Time to check Amazon.