Watch who you're calling stupid. I made comments about the source material on which the movie is based. And I read the ENTIRE Flashpoint series of books.
In my review, I made it clear that I haven't seen the movie. But anyone who is familiar with the Barry Allen character should have trouble with his actions in causing the events of Flashpoint. If they've changed the core of who he is, that would be different. But it's unlikely. So the computer coding phrase "garbage in/garbage out" applies here. Start from a weak premise, the probability is that you end up with a weak story.
I agree... it is REALLY stupid to add reviews for the comic book when this item is the animated movie based on it.
I read the comic book and didn't care much for it, it was ok, but I can't wait for the animated movie, and when I see it I will feel entitled to have a proper opinion upon it, comparing it with the original story, and as a standalone adaptation.
But you're still not reviewing the actual animated film, so your review is still just a review of the source material, and not the actual animated film itself. In other words, either your review is misplaced (and actually belongs on the comic print's listing) or your "review" is purely anticipatory commentary and in no way an actual review of the product listed.
Is idiotic to review a movie that you have not seen, just because you have read the comics. I've read them before and I love 'em. In my opinion, Thomas Wayne is a cooler Batman that Bruce, but I'll not rate and review a movie that I have not seen. Its pretty stupid, my dear.
I read the books. If the plot is essentially the same, as Amazon says it is, then seeing the movie isn't going to change my opinion. I could have rated it based on the cover art. By your "rules", that would have been valid, since it would have been the actual product (if it doesn't change). The reality is that I could have rated it for any trivial reason I chose. Any customer can. But I made a very clear argument about why I did, regardless of whether anyone agrees with me. Which really isn't my concern.
If any of you had bothered to read the original review, you'd see that I made it clear that I hadn't seen the movie and that I wasn't reviewing it. I said nothing about the voice actors or the quality of the animation (I have most of the DC video products, by the way). It was based on what I know from the comics, which again according to Amazon is the basis of the plot for the movie. I'm not making any assumptions.
Will there be things I consider to be redeeming qualities? Probably. I don't think anyone does Bruce Wayne/Batman better than Conroy. Which is why I didn't give it a single star. But I still think it was a poorly laid out gimmick to re-write the characters for a younger generation raised on video games. Their choice, but I don't have to like it and I'll keep saying so. I think it's only the quality of the writers that make any of the books still worth reading.
If you're upset about the two star rating, consider that a review of DC/Warner for repeating their mistake (IMO) by putting the mess on video. That isn't going to change once the video comes out.
pdsegura? In my opinion, Thomas is an example of the dumbing down of comics. Violent, one-dimensional characters with little depth. Who's purpose is to shock or titillate the audience and little else. OK, within the context of a mini-series to show what might have been, but nothing I would waste my time on in an ongoing series, if they didn't do more with him than the limited potential they'd shown. Even though Batman is one of my favorite characters. Also, I'm not your "dear".
Finally, in reference to the title of this discussion, I'll point out what I've said elsewhere. Amazon allows pre-reviews. It's their site and they've permitted the practice for a very long time. They probably want it, to create a buzz about products. Being insulting and calling me names isn't going to change that this is the way it is.
Note that IMDB, which Amazon owns, does not allow ratings/reviews of movies that haven't been released. Amazon could easily do the same or even just block ratings. Obviously, they're not significantly concerned about the effect on the ratings. As stated, it's their site, not yours. I'm following the rules. Which many here are not, by posting insults.
Point taken. However if you had simply wanted to share your opinions (when you had not tried, in this case viewed the product) you could have just posted on a forum LIKE THIS ONE. To write a review like you did can unfairly drag the rating up or down; in your case, down. It's a moot point at this time with over 300 other reviews submitted, so one illegitimate review is not too significant. Nevertheless, please post on discussion forums next time for opinions made without actually trying the product. Such forums exist for that purpose.