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Com'on WB, put EFFORT into these discs!
on February 19, 2003
This Justice League release will contain two story arcs, "In Blackest Night" and "The Enemy Below". While there's no denying that overall, both are great fun, they are indicative of some of the problems that currently face the series. "In Blackest Night" starts out strong, but flounders under huge plot holes by the end. "The Enemy Below", while featuring some excellent, emotional scenes with Aquaman, is riddled with cliched dialogue and plot devices. As well, the heroes are occasionally powered down in order to drag out the plot or action sequence (Superman, in particular, takes a few unnecessary beatings). All in all, taking into account the early growing pains of the series, the episodes are still worth owning (especially if you want to show your friends that Aquaman isn't the useless superhero everyone thinks he is), but the flaws tend to become more obvious with each successive viewing.
Unless anything drastic changes, WB will again put out a bare-bones disc for one of their hottest properties. Expect the only substantial extra to be the short intros with producer Bruce Timm. If anything else of value is added (not counting the kiddie games and draw Batman "extras" included on the first wave of DVDs), I'll gladly give this disc another star. Com'on, WB! Even Disney's Spider-Man releases, while single disc cash-ins, have lengthy interviews and more episodes!!
Fun but flawed JL stories + barely any extras = 3 stars. If you're going to make fans wait this long for each disc WB, give us something worth waiting for!