Justice League New Frontier is the first DC Comics animated film to star all of the main members of the Justice League and is the second Dc Universe original movie with the first one being Superman: Doomsday and the third being Batman: Gotham Knight. Justice League New Frontier is released in 2008 and Grossed $5,240,621.
This is one of my favorite out of all the animated Justice League movies mainly because of the artwork and the spectacular storyline.
This Justice League film is an excellent example of successfully adapting a comic book story or graphic book novel to an animated film. The characters come to life on screen. The movie seems to have 2 main goals. One is to re-image the DC Universe as it is were in the 50s. If these characters would really exist in that era , how would scenarios play out differently as compared to today? And the second goal is to explore the concept of a free nation from a super hero angle. Its the age old theme of human beings being afraid of getting rid of something that they don’t understand under the pretense of self preservation. We have superheros that uphold the American ideal of freedom. Freedom to go your own way without the govern to control your actions and freedom from persecution. But you also got a government that is afraid of what they cant control. This movie touches the sensitive concept that it is not always black and white. what would the government do if there were authorities that they cannot control? In this movie, Superman is left unchallenged by the government but the other members of the Justice league are branded a threat – probably because the government cant do anything to superman even if they tried.
Justice League Crisis On Two Earths is such a treat. The only thing that bothered me and most of my friends were the voice acting. Dc did not use their original voice actors such as Tim Daly (Superman) or Kevin Conroy (Batman) so if you can get pass that then the storyline is mind blowing. I love the parallel universe concept and this movie divulged into that theme.
So the Justice League is approached by Lex Luthor from another universe and he asks for help on his own universe where all the heroes are villains and apparently all the villains are heroes. I was treated to see what the Justice League would look like if they were villains and this movie explores all of that. The Justice League’s counter part name are the Crime Syndicate and these doppelganger have one goal in mind: world domination.
Ultimately the voice acting was poor and very bland. Once I got past that, the action and fight scenes were spectacular. Owl Man versus Batman, Ultra Man versus Superman, Flash versus Johnny Quick, and Wonder Woman versus Super Woman – what more do you want? I do recommend this Justice League movie as a rental but be warned about the voice acting. Seems like any Batman movie without Kevin Conroy as the voice of Batman will not give me the Batman feel that I want.
Justice League Doom is amongst the newest animated Justice League movies with Kevin Conroy as the voice of Batman. Many original voice actors that we grew up with came back as well such as Tim Daly as superman and Susan Eisenberg as Wonder Woman. This Justice League movie is centered around the Legion of Doom and its founder, Vandal Savage. Vandal Savage has never truly had his moment besides a few episodes on the Justice League Unlimited so this Justice League movie gives him great honer because Vandal Savage is such a great villain and he needs more ‘on screen love’!
Batman Movies – Justice League Doom is the newest animated movie in a long and successful line of DC animated films. Justice League Doom is the thirteenth animated film from Dc Comics and a very successful adaptation from comics to animated film. Marvel is falling behind and Dc Comics is pumping out movie after movie to steer the fans to Dc Comics. It seems like Marvel is focusing on the big screen with their upcoming movie The Avengers and other upcoming projects. According to Wikipedia.Org, Marvel has launched a total of 8 animated films and the last one was in 2011 for Thor: Tales of Asgard – which was great but the super hero fan base is growing and we need more. Dc Comics has now launched 13 animated film with 2 upcoming films titled Superman Versus The Elite and The Dark Knight Returns – which I assume is a continuation from The Dark Knight Rises.
Justice League Doom Plot
As mentioned in another post, Justice League Doom is derived from the Justice League story Arc titled JLA tower of Babel which focuses on Batman’s plans for the JLA team for if they go rogue. Batman has detailed plans on neutralizing each and every main JLA member hidden in his Bat-cave hard drive. The enemy team, calling themselves Legion Of Doom, would steal the plans and use the plans to take down the Justice League.
In Justice League Doom, Vandal Savage is the founding leader for the team whom employs Cheetah, Metallo, Mirror Master, Ma’alefa’ak, and Bane to neutralize each member of the JLA team with the plans stolen from Batman. The Legion of Doom succeeds in stealing the plans and begins to take out the JLA team one by one until Batman escapes from his parent’s coffin (whom Bane traps Batman in with his dead parents) and alerts the whole JLA team of the situation. Cyborg makes a great appearance and assists the JLA team. Since Cyborg isn’t a member of the JLA, there is no data on him thus making Cyborg a great ally against the Legion Of Doom.
Batman Mask of the Phantasm was the first of the Batman animated movies that came out which has Kevin Conroy as Batman. Batman mask of the phantasm was released in 1993 as a spin off movie to its counterpart Batman the animated series and did $5,617,391 in box office. Batman Mask Of The Phantasm begins our first animated movie in a great line of Batman animated movies.
Batman And Mr Freeze: Sub Zero came out in 1998 following Batman Mask Of The Phantasm. This Batman movie focuses primarily on one of Batman`s arc nemesis Mr. Freeze. We are also treated to Kevin Conroy as the voice of Batman. Batman And Mr Freeze: Sub Zero is the second animated movie.
Batman Return Of The Joker is our 3rd Batman animated film and tells the tale of the future Batman aka terry McGinnis going into battle with Batman`s most notorious villains `The Joker`. Batman Return Of The Joker is a direct spinoff of the Batman Beyond tv series (which ran from 1999-2001). Batman Return of the Joker was released in 2000 and is the 3rd animated movie.
Batman Mystery Of The Bat Woman was released in 2003 following Batman Return of the Joker. Batman Mystery Of The Bat Woman focuses on a new character in the Batman mythos that never truely got her 15 minutes of fame. Batman uses his detective skills to discover the identity of this new figure in his life as a friend or foe. Batman Mystery Of the Bat Woman is our 4th animated movie.
Batman versus Dracula is a spinoff movie of its counter part The Batman tv series (which ran from 2004 to 2008). Batman versus Dracula focuses on Dracula raising from the dead. Batman has never fought such a mysterious foe before until now. Batman versus Dracula was released in 2005 and is our number 5th in our list of Batman animated movies.
Batman Gotham Knight is another excellent animated movie that came out in 2008. This Batman animated movie gave Batman a twist to his usual style of drawing and adds a touch of Japanese anime. Batman Gotham Knight is created much like the Animatrix was created for The Matrix. Batman Gotham Knight tells the tale of our favorite dark knight in 6 separate story lines and is our 6th Batman animated movie.
Batman Under The Red hood is our 7th film in the line of Batman animated movies that came out to tell the tale of the dark knight. Batman Under The Red Hood arrived in 2010 and did $6,629,178 at the box office. Batman Under the Red Hood focuses on the second Robin Jason Todd, death in the family of Batman that was never truely told on television due to the fact that tv needed to be PG-13 and children friendly.
Batman Year One is amongst the newest Batman animated movies that DC has launched following the great success of the 2010 Batman Under The Red Hood. Batman Year One focuses on the early days of Batman trying to find his way as a vigilante. The movie also focuses on Commissioner Jim gordon before he became commissioner. Jim Gordon has arrived in gotham and discovers that his department and Gotham is in chaos with crime families running free on the streets and the unlawful police that plague his department. Batman year one is released in 2011 and did $3,500,000 in estimation in box office and is our 8th Movie.
List Of Batman Animated Movies With The Justice League.
Justice League: Doom is the next upcoming movie for a great line of Justice League Movies. From the looks of the trailer, this movie will not disappoint. Batman teaming up with his allies such as Superman, Green Lantern, Flash, Wonder Woman. Cyborg is shown in the trailer so we believe he will be joining the team. Finally Cyborg gets his 15 minutes of fame and escapes the kid image from the Tv Show Teen Titans.
Similar to Batman Year One, Justice League: Doom is derived from a Justice League Story Arc titled JLA: Tower of Babel, Where several villains join forces to take on and destroy the Justice League. Many members has appeared in the Legion Of Doom such as Lex Luthor, Joker, Cheeta, Weather Wizard, Felix Faust, Gorilla Grodd, Giganta, Soloman Grundy, and Amazo. In the upcoming Justice League: Doom, we do not see Luther from the trailer but we know that he is the main character and master mind behind the Legion Of Doom. Instead we see Vandal Savage as the main man whom offers his version of the Legion Of Doom a large sum of money to take them out.
According to the Tower of Babel story Arc, the Legion of Doom a quires the information to take down all the members of the Justice League, stolen from Batman. Why does Batman have this type of information? Well our favorite Dark Knight is not a type to trust anyone, including his own teammates. Superman would be the one person that Batman would consider a close friend but even Superman, under the influence of Red Kryptonite would turn to the ‘Dark Side’.
Many voices will be reprising their superhero roles such as Tim Daly as Superman ( Superman: TAS, JLA Unlimited) Susan Eisenberg as Wonder Woman (JLA, JLA Unlimited), Michael Rsembaum as The Flash (Smallville Tv Series), and Nathan Fillion as Green Lantern.
We are treated to the famous Batman voice from Kevin Conroy to play as Batman. Kevin Conroy has been the voice of Batman ever since the first Batman Tv show aired back in 1992. The previous Batman Movie: Batman Year One used another actor’s voice which caused the Batman Movie to receive bad reviews from fans around the world.
Justice League Doom release date is set for February 28, 2012.
Bruce Wayne returns back to Gotham from a twelve year leave to study martial arts, science and man hunting to see that his home is infested with crime. Jim Gordon has been hired by the current Commissioner to be the lieutenant but Jim is thrown into a world full of corrupted cops when he witnesses his partner Detective Flass assault a teenager on the streets of Gotham for his own entertainment. Bruce Wayne struggles to find himself as a crime fighter and Jim struggles with his moral code and his new job as lieutenant of the Gotham Police Department.
The first thing I noticed when I watched the Batman Year One movie was that its total run time is only over one hour long. I did not do any research to what the Batman Year One movie was all about except for its trailer that I watched from Youtube. The animation style for the movie was very unique and I was quite excited to see my favorite superhero on big screen kicking ass and defending a crime infested city. My eyes were shocked and my rating for the Batman Year One movie fell below what I had hoped to give it. Please stop right now and watch the Batman Year One Animated film in the link below.
The beginning would begin with a narration by lieutenant Gordon (before he became commissioner) which leads me to think that we would get to see Gotham and Batman through lieutenant Gordon’s eyes. Byran Cranston plays an excellent Jim Gordon throughout the movie but unfortunately I cannot say the same about Batman/Bruce Wayne. Brian Mackenzie would voice Batman and would go on to being (in my opinion) the worst voice for Batman in history. They should have brought back Kevin Conroy, the famous voice of Batman, to play the role in Batman Year One Even though it would be more costly to employ Kevin Conroy for the part, it would please all the Batman fans around the world, and yes, Batman has a legion of fans. Other actors portrayal of characters such as Catwoman/Selena Kyle, Carmine Falcone and many other miscellaneous characters in the Batman Universe were great.
As mentioned above, the overall run time of the movie was very disappointing. I felt like there was not enough time for viewers to get into the character and for the characters to develop. It felt very rushed and in a hurry to finish. Coming from its predecessor Batman Under The Hood, I had extremely high expectations for Batman Year one.
Overall, I would recommend this Batman animated film for Batman fans all over the world, but for someone just getting into the Batman mythos, please disregard this movie and start with a batman movie or show that has Kevin Conroy as Batman/Bruce Wayne. I would give this five out of ten and place it just behind Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm.
After the hugely successful 2009 animated film Superman/Batman: Public Enemies Dc comics and Warner Brothers starts on their new project in the 2010 Superman/Batman: Apocalypse. Contrary to the title, the batman animated film focuses mainly on Super Girl and the film would have Batman as a side character alongside Superman and Wonder Woman. Tim Daly and Kevin Conroy would reprise their role as Superman and Batman to fight alongside Super Girl and Wonder Woman defending the earth from a self proclaimed god, Darksied.
Spoiler alert. If you have not yet watched the movie, please do so before reading on.
After a huge meteorite falls to earth, Batman investigates only to find Kryptonian symbols covering a ship like meteor. A confused girl left the ship shortly before Batman’s arrival to the meteor. She finds herself in a strange city (Gotham) whom she does not recognize or does she speak the natives language. To make matters worst, she is blessed/cursed with superhuman strength, speed, heat vision and flight. We soon discovers that the confused girl is Kara Zor-el, biological cousin of Superman. Superman begins mentoring and introducing Kara to her new found powers and to acclimate to her new home. Wonder Woman introduces herself and firmly offers Kara to her home island to train her properly and Superman reluctantly agrees.
Darkseid learns of Kara’s arrival to earth and plots to take her to his home planet of Apocalips and make her the new leader of his Female furies. Darkseid succeeds in kidnapping Kara in Wonder Woman’s home island causing Batman Superman and Wonder Woman to seek help from Darkseid’s previous leader of the Female Furies (Big Barda) located on earth. The four uses Barda’s boom tube to transport to Darksied’s home planet of Apocolips to rescue Kara but instead they find a brainwashed Kara that is a loyal servant of Darkseid. Superman eventually subdues Kara but it was Batman using Darsied’s own Hell Spores as a weapon to destroy Apocolips if Darsied does not decide to leave Kara alone. The four plus Kara returns back to earth and Superman decides to introduce Kara to his adoptive parents in Smallville but instead got ambushed by Darkseid. (spoiler alert) Kara and Superman Battles Darkseid in an epic battle for the ages which results in Darkseid’s defeat.
The anticipation and excitement was quite high set by the great standards of the predecessor, Superman/Batman Public Enemies. The great voice of Tim Daly gave us a strong and believable Superman and the legendary Kevin Conroy is behind the cowl of the bat. Warner Brothers put out a lot more money to get Tim Daly and Kevin Conroy to reprise their role and we as the fans are glad that they did it. Would Superman/Batman Apocalypse had been that successful without Tim Daly and Kevin Conroy’s voices? Previous Batman films that does not use Kevin Conroy’s voice had not been on my top favorites for Batman movies and there is a reason why. Every single animated Batman film or Batman Tv Show with Kevin Conroy’s voice for Batman has been hugely successful amongst us fans.
Aside from Superman’s strange appearance with the mascara eyes, Tim Daly plays a very believable Superman reminiscent of the popular Superman The Animated Series. Why did they have to give Superman mascara? We will never know the true reasons as to why but that was not the strange factor in Superman/Batman: apocalypse. The strange part for me was how Wonder Woman was introduced to us by attacking Kara and Clark Kent in the park at night time. Wonder Woman’s intention was to bring Kara to her home Island of Thamascira for training so why attack her and arguably the most powerful man on planet earth, Superman? Wonder Woman is to be one of the founding members of the Justice League so by meeting that way throws us hardcore fans off by just a notch.
Batman’s famous dark avenger attitude did not disappoint in Superman/Batman: Apocalypse. Batman gives an Oscar winning performance by hijacking the Hell Spores from Darkseid’ home planet of Apocalips and uses the Hell Spores as a weapon to destroy Apocalips alongside Superman, Wonder Woman, Kara and himself if he does not get what he wants from Darkseid. Now that is how Batman should be doing business!
Batman Movies In Order: Batman Under The Red Hood.
Batman movies in order places Batman under the red hood as the next batman animated movie succeeding Superman/Batman Apocalips. Batman under the red hood is a 2010 animated batman movie based on the comic book series ‘Batman under the red hood’ and ‘Death In The Family’. The animated film was hugely successful amongst fans. Based on seven reviews collected o Rotten Tomatoes. Batman: Under the Red Hood received a rare ‘Extremely Fresh’ score with an average of a 100% approval rating; it is currently the highest rated direct-to-video Batman film of all time, beating Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero which held the previous title with a 90% approval rating.
Batman Movies In Order: Batman Under The Red Hood plot.
Following the death of the second Robin, Jason Todd, Batman falls under extreme guilt and does not take on a new Robin for some time until Tim Drake comes along (but that comes after this story arc). Five years after Jason Todd’s death, a new criminal mastermind has entered Gotham City. Calling himself the Red Hood, he moves underground beneath Batman’s detection for some time.
Equipped with guns, mastery of combat, and the ruthless means to kill if need be, the Red Hood slowly takes over the organized crime in Gotham City. There is one roadblock in Red Hood’s way and that is the current crime boss in Gotham which is the Black Mask. Upset by Red Hood’s involvement and theft of Black Mask’s shipments, Black mask uses his resources and releases the Joker from Arkham Asylum to hunt down the Red Hood. Batman takes notice of what is going on in Gotham and after a couple of encounter with the Red Hood, it is revealed that Red Hood knows Batman’s identity. With the help of Night Wing, Batman chases down Red Hood, and confirms that the Red Hood is truly Jason Todd by taking a blood sample and analyzing it after their previous encounter. The Red Hood explains that he can do what Batman can never do in order to keep Gotham safe. Red Hood reveals that his plan is to take control of the organized crime so that he can reduce it and have it under control for there will never be a Gotham clean from crime. Batman argues against Red Hood’s methods to kill and offers his help.
Red Hood declines and leaves the scene. Red Hood later abducts the Joker and beats him with a crowbar, the same way the joker had beaten Jason five years earlier. Batman interrupts Red Hood’s revenge on the Joker and expresses his apologies and regrets to the Red Hood but to no avail. Red Hood gave Batman an ultimatum, Either allow red hood to shoot and kill the Joker or Batman would have to shoot and kill Red Hood to stop him. Batman refuses and turns his back. Red Hood, distraught, turns the gun his former mentor. Red Hood gets disarmed but not until he activates a bomb. The bomb takes out a part of the building but only Batman and the Joker emerges after the dust clears. Joker is returned to Arkham Asylum.
The animated movie ends with a scene from the past showing Jason Todd on his first day as the new Robin. The young Robin declares happily that it’s the best day of his life.
Batman Movies In Order: Batman Under The Redd Hood Review.
After seeing the trailer for Batman under the red hood I was excited. If you took “Batman TAS” and combine it with ‘Batman The Dark Knight’ you have Batman Under The Red Hood. Even though the ratings say that this movie is PG-13, there is nothing PG-13 about it. This movie is how a animated Batman should be shown. There’s blood, there’s violence, there’s death. Right in the beginning of this Batman animated film, we see Jason Todd, the second Robin, beaten to near death by Joker wielding a crowbar. Right from the beginning we see what television is afraid to put on their Saturday mornings. throughout Batman TAS and The New Adventures Of Batman, the creators skipped right over Jason Todd’s death to keep everything PG-13, so for fans that do not follow the comic books, we miss out on a very important comic book series ‘ Death In The Family’ where Batman looses his second Robin to the Joker. This movie fills in that gap between Dick Grayson, the first Robin, and Tim Drake, the third Robin.
We also get to see a villain that didn’t get his fifteen minutes of fame, Black Mask’. We explore Black Mask’s criminal organization and see how a crime boss reduce to hiring the infamous Joker to take care of his Red Hood pest.
We also see Night Wing in action. The tension between Dick Grayson and Batman has always been very entertaining to watch. Since this movie acts as a bridge between Dick Grayson and the third Robin, we do not get to see Tim Drake in’ Under The Red Hood’. But with everything else going on in this Batman movie, we forgot about Tim Drake and focuses solely on Jason Todd. Who doesn’t enjoy watching a dead man rise once again to take revenge on his killers? Brandon Lee’s ‘The Crow’ was a huge hit and made the concept of dead man walking and taking vengeance a very cool concept.
I rate this Batman animated film 9 out of 10 for its violence, character development, and great cast of voices. Even though we didn’t get treated with Kevin Conroy’s voice as Batman, Bruce Greenwood did an excellent job portraying the Dark Knight.