REVIEW SUMMARY: A decent offering marred by an art style so grotesque as to be horribly distracting.
BRIEF SYNOPSIS: After battling a menagerie of his enemies, The Flash (Barry Allen), wakes up to find the world has changed. Atlantis is at war with the Amazon’s of Themyscira, who have destroyed Europe, and claimed the United Kingdom as their own. In this alternate world, it’s up to Barry Allen and this world’s version of The Batman to set things right again, or die trying.
PROS: Decent story; nice to see Barry’s version of The Flash in an animated feature; this Batman is interesting (not all alternates have been); another fun romp through the ‘what if’ catalogue of stories.
CONS: The physical representations of the heroes (the art) is weird, grotesque and distracting; even without having read the original comics, the twist was predictable.
BOTTOM LINE: As a fan of the animated movies DC has been pumping out, this one is much better than the previous few and well worth your time.
Wonder Woman dispenses safety tips to children.
My favorite quotes:
- “I spotted you two from my jet.” [Creepy!]
- “How about staying for supper, Wonder Woman?” [Yeah, right kid. You're gonna get a dinner date with Wonder Woman.]
- “A lot of times when we’re not thinking about what we’re doing, we put things in our mouth and chew on them.” [Speak for yourself!]
Check out more of Wonder Woman’s safety Tips after the jump…
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The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 131): Panel Discussion: Female Superheroes Who Deserve Their Own Movies
Loosely based on Mark Waid’s JLA comic book story arc, “JLA: Tower of Babel”, Justice League: Doom is the latest in the line of animated DC Movies from Warner Brothers. Adapted and written by Dwayne McDuffie, Justice League: Doom features Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash (Barry Allen), The Green Lantern (Hal Jordon) and Martian Manhunter battling Metallo, Bane, Cheetah, Mirror Master, Star Sapphire, Ma’alefa’ak and Vandal Savage for the fate of the world.
Let’s face it; Batman/Bruce Wayne is a dick. He doesn’t trust anyone, he lurks in the dark, plays with bats, puts together comprehensive scenarios to take down his fellow Justice League members…that sort of thing…
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Finally, an answer to the question “What do you get when you mix The Day the Earth Stood Still, Highlander and Wonder Woman with a toe-tapping music soundtrack?”
I’m not sure this is as useful for kids as it is creepy that Wonder Woman just shows up uninvited into some house whose owners left their kids apparently alone.
This commercial could be promoting seal clubbing, for all I know. Know what? I don’t care. It’s got Batgirl, Catwoman and Wonder Woman. Only Agent 99 would make this better.