Filed under Animated

On Son of Batman

On Son of Batman

Son of Batman is yet another addition to the DC Original Animated Universe (including Wonder Woman, Green Lantern: First Flight, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, Justice League: War, Justice League: Doom, and Green Lantern: Emerald Knights). It’s not the greatest of the films, but it’s nice to see Damien Wayne, Slade Wilson, and Talia al Ghul. … Continue reading

On Wonder Woman

On Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman is fourth in line of the DC Original Animated Universe (which includes Green Lantern: First Flight, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, Justice League: War, Justice League: Doom, and Green Lantern: Emerald Knights). According to The Mary Sue article, “Wonder Woman and Feminism: Gender Balance as the Key to Gender Equality“: Wonder … Continue reading

On Justice League: War

On Justice League: War

Justice League: War has similarities to the live-action film, Green Lantern, where both an origin story take place and a galactic foe appears as a antagonist. Is the film bad? Not really, but it doesn’t constitute the best either.   According to the ScreenRant review: Justice League: War is the DC Universe animated feature adaptation of … Continue reading

On Aladdin

On Aladdin

Like The Last Unicorn, FernGully: The Last Rainforest, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and Robin Hood, Aladdin was yet another animated film I saw as a kid. Ironically, though, it was also one of the first instances that lead me to realize that I was gay, because I developed a real crush on Aladdin.   Like most Disney … Continue reading

On Green Lantern: Emerald Knights

On Green Lantern: Emerald Knights

Although not related to Green Lantern: First Flight, it does share in the same character designs. Ironically, though, this film came out a mere ten days of Green Lantern, of which they both share in writers Marc Guggenheim and Michael Green, alongside Geoff Johns (Smallville episodes Legion, Absolute Justice, and Booster), and Alan Burnett (Batman The Animated … Continue reading

On Green Lantern: First Flight

On Green Lantern: First Flight

After seeing Green Lantern it was good to watch the animated features, starting with Green Lantern: First Flight. The title sequence for the film is actually very well done, but Hal Jordan does lack in characterization, causing me to lose interest in his character. On the other hand, the characters like Sinestro, the Guardians, and Boodikka … Continue reading

On Superman: Brainiac Attacks

On Superman: Brainiac Attacks

Although similar to Superman: The Animated Series, it is not connected with it. Superman: Brainiac Attacks is not inherently a terrible film overall. I have always been particualr towards Brainiac as a foe (see Smallville Season 5). According to the IGN review: Beware fellow Superman fans! This is not what you think it is. That … Continue reading

On Justice League: Doom

On Justice League: Doom

Continuing from Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths of the DC Animated Universe is Justice League: Doom. They face Vandal Savage and the Legion of Doom, comprised of Mirror Master, Bane, Cheetah, Ma’alefa’ak, Star Sapphire, and Metallo. According to the ScreenRant review: In Justice League: Doom we get a familiar superhero team vs. super villain team story, … Continue reading

On Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox

On Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox

Continuing from Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths of the DC Animated Universe is yet another great animated feature, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, which is actually quite relevant given my recent interest in The CW’s Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. Of course, in some way I think that much of these  four … Continue reading

On Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman

On Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman

Related to The New Batman Adventures, Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman was only relatively OK. One of the main problems I had was with the motivations of Kathleen Duquesne, Detective Sonia Alcana, and Dr. Roxanne Ballantine, as they appear to be bent on revenge, making them merely Straw Feminists (see Feminist Frequency‘s #6). Furthermore, at the conclusion of … Continue reading