For its 27th feature (yep, 27, these things just keep coming) the folks over at the DC animated universe decided to opt for something a little different. Well, not that different. Batman is still at the center of the story, and the rest of the Justice League make at least a token appearance. However, this isn’t another tale of the superfriends battling a famous villain. Instead, the animation studio has drawn its attention to the creepiest realms of the DC Universe for Justice League Dark. Much like the Assault On Arkham flick from a few years back, this feels like a “proof of concept” project to prove the Justice League Dark can work at feature length like The Suicide Squad before a live action blockbuster hits production. And also like Assault On Arkham, the 76-minute movie is far too overstuffed with characters for them all to get the screen time that they deserve. Still, the fact that obscure DC faces like Swamp Thing, Deadman, and even John Constantine get the animated treatment they deserve is more than enough cause for a few geek-gasms.
After months of rumours and reshoots and directorial replacements and CGI-shaved moustaches, Justice League is finally here. Given that comic book nerds have craved this movie for generations, it’s amazing how little fanfare surrounds the release. It’s clear everyone involved isn’t pleased with how this turned out, often even deriding the state of Warner Brothers’ … Read more