“Hello, Bruce. Sorry I couldn’t be there for this, but I have a rather large check to pick up. Payment for dealing with you. Oh, you were concerned about where I put your parents. Don’t be. They’re very close. Rest in peace” – Bane
Number of Times Seen – 1 (5 Oct 2016)
Brief Synopsis – Vandal Savage finds a way to steal confidential information off of Batman’s computer that lists the weaknesses of all of the Justice League.
My Take on it – Once again, I chose to watch another of the DC/WB animated superhero films and I’ve learned to appreciate them more and more every time.
These are not comic strip cartoons, but rather complex emotional storylines that are thrown at us with the attempt to make us think on an advanced level about what it means to be a superhero and more importantly, how to defeat the enemies of justice.
This film takes us to a very dark area because it explores conflict on numerous levels and each level is so interesting to watch unfold.
The excellent voice cast helps make this film even more fun.
The idea to focus on the weaknesses of the heroes is a great one because we don’t only get into the physical weaknesses of the characters, but also the emotional and mental ones that show that they are not just caricatures, but actually people with complex and deep emotions.
This film could easily have been done in a very campy fashion, but the choice to do this in a very serious and ‘adult’ way shows the talent that the WB/DC has for making these films work.
They give us so much to think about because the tone and the themes are so serious.
Bottom Line – Such a fun superhero storyline because it gives us a great conflict both between the good guys vs the bad guys and the moral dilemmas involved within the tight knit Justice League. Great voice cast as always helps makes this even better. The weaknesses among the heroes are really interesting because they don’t just deal with physical weaknesses but also with mental and emotional ones as well. This could have been done with a very campy tone, but I’m glad that they chose to do it in a very serious tone because the themes give us so much to think about. Highly Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – This marks the twenty-first time that Kevin Conroy has provided the voice for Batman/Bruce Wayne. (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy
Check out my *updated* movie stats here
To see my reviews of Oscar Winning Performances check out this link
To see my reviews of all Oscar Best Picture Winners click here (now complete)
Here is a link to my movie index A-Z