Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis Review

Via DC Comics

The DC animated universe has a new release
 Justice League: Throne of Atlantis

I will attempt to give a spoiler free review after the jump.


This is a continuation of the DC Animated universe, that started with Justice League: WAR.
I gave my review on that almost a year ago.



This is an Aquaman movie, as if you couldn't tell from the title. It follows Geoff Johns' take on Aquaman. Here is the blurb from DC:

After their victory over the forces of Darkseid, the heroes of the Justice League face an all new threat – and finds a new ally – in Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, the newest DC Universe Original Movie
Cyborg discovers an imminent threat in the depths of the oceans so powerful that it rallies together the newly formed Justice League. Meanwhile, wandering thousands of feet above the ocean floor is drifter Arthur Curry, a man with strange powers who may be the last chance to bridge the ancient Atlantean world with our own. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the rest of the Justice League must band together as they face off against the warmongering Atlantean Orm, an army of sea creatures, otherworldly weapons and perilous odds. In this all-new epic adventure from the DC Universe, mankind’s only hope of escaping from the darkness lies with the guiding light of a man – Aquaman!  


I have never been too keen on Aquaman. Like most I made fun of his powers. *Insert Talks To Fish Joke*
This movie takes that and flushes it down the toilet. He has superhuman strength and endurance, and he can talk to fish...
Via Idle Hands
Notice the lobster in his left hand, yeah he was talking to it, and that lead to this brawl.

The characters and the voice actors are what makes this a great watch. It is infused with humor and action similar to how Justice League: War was constructed, but it is not without its faults.
Via Idle Hands
It lacks a true enemy that is a threat. That's not to say Orm/Ocean Master, Aquaman's half brother, is not powerful. He just seems way too eager to take over the world at any price. I have always enjoyed Black Manta as Aquaman's nemesis. He is in the movie, but seems to only fill an arbitrary role as a villain.
Via Social Ferocity

It is a waste since Harry Lennix does his voice work. Here is a complete look at voice actors in the film.

 My favourite is Green Lantern he is still the funniest, having Nathan Fillion doing voice is sweet. Or is it Shiny...
If you enjoyed the last DC animated movie your sure to like this one as well.

  Here is the trailer and a few clips :





 


You can watch it now on Google Play or iTunes.
The Blu Ray and DVD will be out on Jan 27th


29 comments:

  1. I won't be seeing this one, but I'll make plenty of visits here to enjoy that first graphic. I'm guessing Atlantis has a very nice...personality. I mean, given his well-toned chest and upright pitchfork.

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  2. I'm sorry -- the superhero movies, comics, and animations are beyond my ken, but I did understand the shiny reference, so do I get any points for that?

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  3. I'll have to watch that at some point.

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  4. But of course!
    What can I say, I love my cartoons and Anime! ;-)

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  5. For someone that can sit down and watch the second Inspector Gadget,
    I would hope so! ;-)

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  6. Now, if they could kick that flying rodent from the first poster it would've been a lovely superhero brigade!

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  7. Rosario Dawson should be cast as every woman in everything.

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  8. Wonder Woman with Linda Carter was my childhood hero. Loved that show! I'd watch just for her alone.

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  9. looking at that voice cast I kinda wish they were the cast in a live action movie minus Rosario Dawson :)

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  10. Thanks for the review. Sounds fun!

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  11. No problem!
    You know me, all geeky. ;-)

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  12. Love the review. Sorry I am so late, but work is tremendous lately. 400 miles again today! Whew! It looks like a great animation. But Batman will always be my favorite -- though Nathan Fillion as Green Lantern sounds great. In fact, they made a mistake when they did not cast him as the movie GL!

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  13. This takes me back to the animation of my childhood. It's updated, but it doesn't quite have the computerized look that most animation does today and I like that. Animation seemed to have a little more charm back in the 70s and 80s!

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  14. With the reboot of GL coming up, maybe they still can redeem themselves.
    Just hearing about your blood runs makes me exhausted.

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  15. It is amazing how well the animation looks, and the voice work is great also.

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  16. I really do want Aquaman to get more respect so this sounds like a good movie. I'll look for it. Talking to lobsters would be very sad in that little tank.

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  17. Having Aquaman be Man is a breath of fresh air.
    The lobster part is actually kinda funny, but I can see how it would be depressing to watch your friend being taken and boiled alive.

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  18. Maybe Aquaman can reinvent himself and get some respect.

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  19. Thats the spirit!
    now lets go talk to our goldfish!

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  20. Cathrina ConstantineJanuary 18, 2015 at 8:18 PM

    Some big name actors are doing the voices...Love Nathan!!

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  21. If Nathan Fillion is voicing Hal Jordan then it is shiny. Always.

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  22. He has done the voice for Green Lantern for a few movies.
    Now if they could just do a Firefly reunion movie!

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  23. have no place
    I can be
    since I found Serenity
    but you can't take the sky from me!

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  24. I may be the only one at this point in the main poster, Aquaman looks like a hippie and Tom Cruise... lol. And of course... it wouldn't be me unless I promote something... http://www.jmhdigital.com/2015/01/la-la-land-records-justice-league.html

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