Justice League: Gods & Monsters
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In an alternative history Zod is Superman's father, Batman is a vampiric Man-Bat, and Wonder Woman is the child of Ares, God of War. When these dark heroes form an alliance, the question everyone asks is will they save the world, or rule it?]]>
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First, this isn't for little kids. You see people die, and it isn't cartoony. And, if you are looking for a Justice League...Superhero movie...this isn't exactly what you are getting.
Now, the best parts. The plot is incredible. Characters are rewritten, heroes are villains, their stories are changed....and there are two complete plot twists, that you...will...never...see...coming.
The music kept everything popping. And someone took an awful lot of thought, plotting this adventure out. The heroes are unfamiliar at first, but you'll see dozens of members of the DC universe in different roles. A truly unique story.
"Justice League - Gods and Monsters" is set somewhere in DC's vast multverse of their ever-expanding Elseworlds series.
The Superman of this universe is actually the son of General Zod who inserted his DNA into the birth matrix that Jor-El and Lara were about to launch into space before the destruction of Krypton. Raised by migrant farm workers - this Superman is darker and grimmer and has absolutely no problems in killing terrorists. Likewise the alternate versions of a New Gods Wonder Woman and bio-engineered vampire Batman - they too kill without hesitation, much to the chagrin of their American minders led by Steve Trevor.
Yet the uneasy status alliance between this darker Justice League triad and law enforcement is shattered by the vicious killing of members of an elite scientific community that had once been led by Lex Luthor.
Spoiler Alert - Superman, Wonder Woman, and Bat Man are being framed for murder by someone who is control of boom-tube using robots that kill by mimicking the powers of the superheroes.
"Justice League - Gods and Monsters" is perhaps the best in a long line of animated adventures in the DC universe of heroes and villains. Jeff H. commented that it's a shame that there are no big screen releases of these animated DC tales.
in other words, what if their basic tenet was 'let the punishment fit the crime' instead of 'heroes don't kill"?
or swear, or drink, or "have relations," or any number of other foibles we mere mortals indulge in....would we still call them gods...or monsters?
bruce timm and team have crafted a really good story which sadly suffers from the fact that the movie is marketed as a "justice league" movie....if only they'd have titled the release "dc alternate universes" or "dc elseworlds" I don't think anyone would be complaining as much about the movie as they have in previous comments.
that said, only giving the release 4 stars instead of 5 due to the bonus content....a retread of the "new gods" bonus feature that was originally released with the "superman/batman: apocalypse" movie release as well two bonus cartoons-the legion of super-heroes episode "phantoms" and the superman the animated series episode "brave new metropolis"?
while I'm ALWAYS happy to see the LSH being promoted wouldn't the justice league "a better world" episodes featuring the justice lords have been a better choice for this release? or, if wanting to spotlight the LSH, why not "the man from the edge of tomorrow pts 1 & 2"?
cranky man rant over, a great story which I'd be interested in reading/seeing more of in the future!
In this reality, Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman are all different characters with different backstories and motivations than their main DCU counterparts, and their scars and histories have made them brutal in their enforcement of justice.
Batman's a pseudo-vampire gone wrong, Superman's the son of Zod and raised by Mexican immigrants and Wonder Woman is a New God with a harsh past. It's an interesting concept with an all original story set in a more violent worls, and it was interesting to find parallels and references to characters in the mainstream DC universe and Timmverse characters.
It's worth watching especially if you're a fan of Bruce Timm's work. The voice acting is great, the story interesting and fast paced and the action sequences well choreographed. The background music is intense and dramatic and the character designs are more subtle but original and fresh. Overall, a great addition to the DC Universe Animated Original Movies lineup.