(Sorry I can’t pull the trailer up here, but the link to it is above.)
Coming out march of 2014, Justice League: War, is DC comics way of re-booting the justice league (and the rest of the universe it seems, going from the appearance of Cpt. Marvel) to the current new 52. What is this “new 52” some of you guys say? In 2011, DC comics re booted their entire universe and wiped out all the history, laid new foundations, and re gifted us mostly the same characters but with twists. For instance, Wonder Woman, who was once a gal made of clay breathed life into by the gods of olympus is now only the child of Zeus and Hypolita. Which means she now has wierd lightningy power (insert eyebrow raise) when she removes her bracers.
Yeah I know, it sounds fishy to me too. I’m not here to talk about the (cough cough idiotic) things that DC did with the new 52. How they inserted new characters in attempts to be pc and made everything gritty (Stop trying to be MARVEL!) and turned superman into an anti-hero. I’m not bitter, well maybe a little, but I’m here to talk about the movie which looks honestly good.
While Marvel has done better in live action movies, DC typically has always done better in the animation department. Based off the Darkseid arc that brought the team together in the new 52, Justice League: War might have confusing elements. When you watch the trailer, be reminded that these people haven’t worked together before, Batman is still a legend, and Wonder Woman is fresh off the island.
Overall, it looks interesting but I have three complaints. One, Darksied’s voice is way too high. The voice of Darksied should have been voiced by someone who’s done it before like Michael Leon Wooley (Batman: Brave and the Bold), Michael Ironside (Superman: the Animated Series)
or (even though he’s not my favorite) Andre Braugher (Superman/Batman: Apocolypse). Any one of these three could be better than the guy in this movie.
Second, Green Latern and Wonder Woman’s costumes are a little…..off. The costumes from the new 52 were fine, why didn’t they keep them? If you wanted to make WW’s costume more functional, why not add pants?
Finally, I know I’m not the first person to say this, WHERE’S AQUAMAN!!!! He just became a lean mean monster-killing machine and you shaft him! Come on DC! Get your act togather!
However, I guess I can’t complain too much until I watch the movie in march. Maybe we caught the bad parts in the voice acting. (Insert sigh) a gal can dream. So what do you guys think?