This will be a short review. I figure I should do it since this is the last film for this continuity which I didn't know there was one. I just found out it's last film out of a very long run of films. I believed I watched every DC animated film. I spent a lot of money renting these films on Amazon.
First of all, I'm not a comic book reader, so I wouldn't know the source material. I can't make comparisons.
The movie is quite different from its predecessors. The only few DC films I recall that were gruesome in violence was the Flashpoint Paradox (the movie does make reference to that film. I can't tell if that film was also considered in the continuity since it was produced a long time ago with different character designs. This continuity has films with consistent character designs and mostly same cast members). It's violent mixed with gritty humor and serious tones. Sometimes, it works well but sometimes, it ruins the immersion or mood especially during a good heated battle scene. At least, the touching, somber scenes of our heroes remain consistent in tone.
Our main character is Constantine who had his debut in Justice League: Dark film. He does a good job as a protagonist because of his personality, but you can tell he cares and truly regrets what happened during the invasion. Because the film brings in so many characters from past films, it was nice that the film had a small cast to focused on: Constantine, Superman, Raven, and Damian. The other characters, Batman, Wonder Woman, and Cyborg who had big roles served efficiently as secondary characters to add onto those relationships. My favorite characters were Etrigan whom was a rhyming drunkard and Raven whom had tough moments and then good moments of closure with her father.
DC has live action films that had trouble with tone, balancing humor and seriousness. This film does a pretty good job most of the time. It definitely needs it as there were a lot of deaths. The film starts with it and doesn't shy away. There were some CG animation of the Paradooms that look off sometimes. I feel Superman when he complains about magic. Magic is definitely really absurdly strong and a plot device but not as plot device compared to Batman. Overall, the film was really enjoyable.
I do recommend to fans that you got to check out this film. Though, I recommend checking out previous films as they help flesh out the characters. You won't get much time to learn about these characters. This film's pacing is very quick and lays down final things for their story and characters.
Old Man Dream: Have bad news and good news regarding Pop Team Epic. Bad news, I didn't realize Tubi only had the first five episodes of the series on their site, so that's as far as I can go with it on there. Good news, Retro Crush thankfully has the full series up...
Aug 23, 2021 12:21:21 GMT
Old Man Dream: ...on their site, so I'll be watching the remainder of the series from there. Should be able to wrap it up by later this week, as I expect to be a little slower in my progression of it during the week.
Aug 23, 2021 12:22:18 GMT
Taka: That is bizarre for Tubi TV to only have 5 episodes.
Aug 24, 2021 3:09:21 GMT