Hello everyone, I'm starting a small project, doing reviews to promote both Anime Vice Boards and To Hollywood and Beyond Wikia. Mike had asked me about reviews in the Wikia after we posted Dream and SnowyMountain's tips into one super review guide that incorporates both reviewers experiences in reviewing anime/manga and TV/Films. I was thinking on how to promote reviews. This is one of the answers I thought about I'm not a good reviewer, just doing this to encourage folks to either review in either sites or both. Having some fun, too. (Have been doing wiki work a lot. Needed to wind down a bit)
Short Background: I'm not an avid comic book reader. I got into comics through the 1990's animated adaptations of Spider-Man, Batman, Superman, Static Shock. I'm basing reviews based on that experience.
This is a reinterpretation of the three DC heroes: Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman on their origin stories as the film explores them while tying it to the conflict in the film which revolves around someone framing the Justice League over the murders of the scientists.
As mentioned earlier, this is a new look on these 3 heroes. It's like a What If Scenario. The film meshes their stories well into the plot, serving to flesh out these characters.
Voice acting and animations are great. Makes the characters and story compelling and come to life.
If you loved Bruce Timm's Batman and Superman series, you will love this series. It brings back the old school animation style but in a more mature fashion.
In any DC film with multiple heroes, the spotlight won't always be even. Batman's story had more weight than the others. Depends on your preferences.
Final Resolution: While the surprises and plot twist were great, the ending is a bit too easy where the city accepts the Justice League. Superman and Batman move forward to help people while Wonder Woman faces her past with a help of another person. It's one happy ending. For those who expected more or a bitter ending, you won't get it.
Not for your family friendly audience. It can be a bit jarring since if you grew up with the family friendly with subtle dark and under the radar jokes. You see this similar, nostalgic animation in much grittier and violent fashion.
I would definitely recommend this to older audiences who grew up with the series and new fans who like mature DC films. It's not as dark and violent as Batman: The Dark Knight Returns.
Justice League: War - How the Justice League is form.
Wonder Woman (2009) - If you like Wonder Woman, this is movie features her story with her traditional backstory.
I loved this movie. Is the best thing DC animated released in years as all movies after (and counting) JL: War were awful, awful movies, with mischaracterizations, horrible voice acting and lack of respect for the original material. The Batman Vs Robin movie gutted two awesome storylines into a frakenstein monster of a movie.
I have no idea how or when I'm able to move threads outside of my jurisdiction. All time to move this thread into the review section. I should do a review of Justice League vs. Teen Titans soon since yuanagis promoted the movie with his battle thread, Trigon vs Saitama.
Dream: Taka: Looks like you didn't click on the link in my last comment. You'll get the DIO nod when you click on it.
Jan 7, 2020 22:15:55 GMT
Master Menos: Dream: I've always been a PC guy anyways. (Yeah, that was funny!)
Jan 8, 2020 4:09:50 GMT
Master Menos: Sidebar updated! Taka: My turn to scratch your back, Taka. 2019 me got really messed up with the job. @_@
Jan 8, 2020 4:53:59 GMT
Taka: Thanks Master Menos! I'll work on finishing the Winter 2020 guide.
Jan 9, 2020 4:50:29 GMT
Dream: My second Funi poll is done. Titles I will be watching and reviewing will include Chobits, Samurai Champloo, Spice and Wolf, Gankutsuou, and Dance in the Vampire Bund. Will let folks know which one I start off tomorrow at some point.
Jan 11, 2020 5:39:30 GMT
Dream: First anime I will sample among the Funi titles is Chobits. As a heads up, the series on Funi's Youtube channel is missing the two recap episodes the series aired. Not that I'll be missing those however.
Jan 11, 2020 15:13:09 GMT
Dream: Wow, never knew Shinbo was Gil, Sousuke, and Domon. More you know.
Jan 11, 2020 17:52:00 GMT
Dream: Just completed Chobits. Will get a review up for it at some point this afternoon.
Jan 18, 2020 18:37:22 GMT
Dream: Will post a little later what the next voted anime will be that I will watch and review.
Jan 18, 2020 19:48:38 GMT
Dream: Next anime up to cover will be Dance in the Vampire Bund. Suppose a short anime will do for now following Chobits.
Jan 18, 2020 21:32:36 GMT
Dream: Concluding things at episode 2 with Vampire Bund for the night. Hoping to get back to Basquatch tomorrow, as long as I'm not swamped with anything.
Jan 19, 2020 3:00:33 GMT
Dream: Geez, it's really quiet. No activity in the forums since I posted my review from yesterday.
Jan 19, 2020 15:57:41 GMT
Taka: I'll email the receipts. The best anime and manga of 2019 will be extended to Wed. I don't get time off for Mon because of community service. Please vote if you haven't yet. Thank you!
Jan 19, 2020 20:44:07 GMT
Dream: Hmmmm... looks like the version of Vampire Bund I'm seeing on Funi's YouTube channel's an edited version. A couple minutes of episode 2 were clearly removed with Mina in nothing but underwear battling human assassins. Then again, recall there was a good...
Jan 19, 2020 22:49:15 GMT
Dream: ...deal of controversy with the series a decade earlier thanks to the seemingly underaged nudity of Mina while in her younger form.
Jan 19, 2020 22:50:13 GMT
Dream: Not sure if I should be donning the nostalgia goggles or not giving a damn. Looks like the original Digimon Adventure series is getting a reboot airing starting in the Spring season.
Jan 21, 2020 3:21:13 GMT
Taka: I'll watch it if there's nothing catching my eye in Spring. winter 2020 was a weak anime season for me.
Jan 22, 2020 18:29:46 GMT
Dream: Wouldn't say it's all bad for me. Have a few titles holding my interest. Just it typically doesn't have as many major titles of note that would hold me over.
Jan 22, 2020 23:54:44 GMT