Justice League: New Frontier

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  1. Jukebox Prime

    Jukebox Prime Musi-Con

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    Anybody check this out yet? Rented it last week and was quite impressed. It's set between the golden and silver age of comics. Cold War era stuff. I never got a chance to read the graphic novel it was taken from, but the movie itself was pretty darn good. If you've seen it, what'd you think?
     
  2. Drake

    Drake Smooth Is Smooth Baby

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    I really like it. I just wish it had been longer. That was my only complaint.
     
  3. Opticron Primal

    Opticron Primal Comin' up OOOs!

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    A lil' late there, but yes, I own the movie and it is great. Also more geared to older DC fans.
     
  4. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    it's good, not great, IMO.

    But it shows promise for DTV releases getting better and covering stories fans really want to see.
     
  5. seeker311

    seeker311 The Collector

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    I have it for Blu, liked it, wish it was longer
     
  6. ErechOveraker

    ErechOveraker I'm with Plowking.

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    It took me like 2 weeks to watch it streamed from Netflix on my 360 - I kept falling asleep. Not because it sucked, but just because I, dunno... it's really slow.

    I finally finished the last 25 mins of it on Sunday though, it was kinda ok. It doesn't work at all as a stand alone movie, at least not unless you are a pretty big DC nerd - the exposition in the story is completely non-existent. Try getting someone who doesn't know comics to watch that and understand what is happening, good luck. UH, WHY DOES BATMAN LOOK DIFFERENT EVERY SCENE? etc.

    I thought it was pretty good though, surprised they didn't water it down, and also the animation was ok. The source material isn't that great anyways, so yeah.

    Wish they would do some other stuff like this, maybe some more adulty stuff that'll never get big movie treatment anyways - DKR or something.
     
  7. Boggs6ft7

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    I loved it and thought it was a great adaptation of the story. The original story being much longer and detailed makes reading it a better experience though.

    Cooke's artwork lends well the animation since it is a fairly simple form kinda like bruce timm style. It also helps that Cooke has done animation work as well.

    My biggest disappointment was the scene where Hal Jordan tells off Carol Ferris was pretty much non-existant. That was just a scene that really stuck out in the comic for me.

    I highly recommend picking up the book if you get the chance, I think it was put out in two trades or you could get the absolute edition. I have the absolute edition because big expensive books make me feel warm and fuzzy, that and the abolute editions are just cool.
     
  8. Takara_destron

    Takara_destron Mainly lurking these days

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    Wow theres only a thread on it now?
    I enjoyed it, I'm enjoying alot of DC's one shot animated movie stuff to be honest. I liked the way they showed Batman's image change.
     
  9. Tekkaman Blade

    Tekkaman Blade Professor of Animation

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    Up next in Febuary is the Wonder woman Direct to DVD followed by Green Lanern DDVD. No word on what plot their using for GL though.
     
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    I hope the GL is Hal Jordan and not John Stewart. I'm convinced the only reason he was in Justice League was to make it more PC. He is such a boring lantern.
     
  11. Tekkaman Blade

    Tekkaman Blade Professor of Animation

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    It'll be Hal I'm sure. They are currently working on a live action movie starring him. So they need to promote him more.
     
  12. misterd

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    At the time JL came out, Kyle Rayner was still GL, so yeah it was PC. Its not something they ever denied, and they also admit they put in Hawkgirl over Hawkman for the same reason.

    Given how little is known of these characters outside the nerddom, and they did use existing characters (ie - no Black Flash or Asia Aquaman), it didn't bother me a bit.
     
  13. Josh

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    i liked it. but yeah.. seems like all these movies really suffer a lot when they try to fit a whole series into a little movie. the pacing just kinda rips through the whole movie. you dont really have time to let any of it resonate in your mind and before you know it the things over


    definitely works as a nice little teaser for the graphic novel tho :p 
    makes me wanna read it in its entirety.
     

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