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This review is from: Justice League: Doom [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
I've been a JL fan since the 1970s and loved the Bruce Timm produced JL and JL Unlimited series in the early to mid 2000s as well as Bruce Timm's DCAU movies. JL Doom is OK, I don't think it's nearly as good as Justice League Crisis on Two Earths. The story here is has potential but I think the execution could have been better. Two key characterization flaws here. I don't like how Wonder Woman is de-powered so much here. In Crisis on Two Earths she fought toe-to-toe and eventually got the better of the evil superwoman who was knocking Superman around. Here Diana can barely hold her own strength-wise against Cheetah and it appears they took her ability to fly away. I'd say they made her barely as strong as Spiderman compartively speaking here. The other big characterization flaw is how the Flash is portrayed. In this movie he is Barry Allen, police scientist (well CSI officer here). But the Flash is portrayed as wisecracking, and somewhat immature ...a hallmark of Wally West's personality which was well established and consistent in the JL/JLU TV series. That is not Barry Allen's personality. I agree with others in that I'm glad they used a main villan other than Luthor/Joker. Vandal Savage was a good choice. The fight sequences here aren't as good as Crisis on Two Earths. The way Hal Jordan was defeated was interesting. Despite its flaws if you are a JL fan you should watch this and despite my lukewarm reception to this movie I hope they keep making these movies because these films are a great escape.
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Initial post: Apr 12, 2012 10:49:45 AM PDT
I think they've decided to go with the Wonder Woman from her direct to video movie. In that she's basically the best of the Amazons and that's it. No extra powers from the Olympian gods. I always got confused about how Wonder Woman could be so powerful and then have such a tough time winning the right to be Wonder Woman over the other Amazons. Personally I like her more powerful and able to fly on her own.
Posted on Jun 21, 2013 4:38:12 PM PDT
I. E. Delgado-Aristud says:
I always read the lowest scoring review first. I thisk this one is fair. I still want to watch the movie but being more realistic on what to expect.
Posted on Jan 4, 2014 12:42:10 PM PST
marla a. sharp says:
You better watch this one again!--Diana flies, take a look at the scene where she is chasing down the villain Queen at the beginning of the movie, and her fight scenes with Cheetah fit the comics--where hand to hand and agility not strength were the rule--though her strength is shown throughout the story (like when she hits a ship's mast with her fist and takes it down or sends Cyborg flying and crushing into a vehicle or rips off his arm for that matter and when she takes on dozens of 'Cheetahs' in a marathon of endurance or slams Cheetah's head into the wall and damages the wall). Throughout the comics, Wonder Woman would always try skill, agility, cleverness or even verbal battles to outright strength--and she usually matches what she does to fit her opponent so that she doesn't use too much power and kill them accidentally, part of her innate compassion and practicality.
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