Thursday, June 04, 2015

MOVIE REVIEW - Justice League: The New Frontier

So, I just finished watching another DC animated movie and it was unique. The second film in the series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies released by Warner Premiere and Warner Bros. Animation, Justice League: The New Frontier was released on February 26, 2008. Voiced by some of the biggest names in US TV shows like Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), David Boreanaz (Angel/Bones), and Kyle MacLachlan (Marvel’s Agents of SHEILD).

This movie starts off after what seems to be a fallout between the government and the superheroes. The plot is roughly about a new generation of superheroes that joins forces with the community's active veterans as well as the same hostile US government that they had a fallout with, to fight an imminent attack to Earth. What’s interesting about this particular DC animated movie is that it was set on Earth-21 in the 1950s rather than the present or future as per the comic it was based off, DC: The New Frontier #1-6 created by Darwyn Cooke.

The only thing that I was unsatisfied of within the plot was the antagonist simply known as the “Centre”. It was just a propelled piece of rock that shot laser beams and commanded an army of prehistoric creatures. Perhaps it’s just me as I have seen Justice Leagues going against stronger foes like Darkseid, and the Injustice League that left me wanting more.

However, overall, I did like the movie and I wish that the actual Justice League movie that is set to come out in the future will be as good as the animated movies that are being made now.