20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
on 15 July 2012
Frist up this is a well animated story that moves at a fast pace from the start. Minor plot holes will be missed due to this so don't worry and just enjoy the ride. Just getting sick and tried of Warrner Bros lack of customer care paid to it's UK fan base. They must realy hate us here as they never bother to release these films for our consumption.
on 21 February 2015
4.5 out of 5
Assembled by Vandal Savage, the elite members of the Legion of Doom—Bane, Cheetah, Mirror Master, Star Sapphire, Ma’alefa’ak and Metallo—are shown how to beat each and every member of the Justice League of America. Using the specific weaknesses of each hero, the Legion heads out to destroy their counterparts and bring them to their knees so Vandal Savage could implement the next phase of his plan: annihilating the majority of the human race so he can bring about a new world order from its ashes.
To make things worse, Vandal Savage didn’t discover how to destroy the Justice League on his own, and when the answer as to who was responsible is revealed, the JLA is rocked to its core with the fate of the world hanging in the balance.
Man, I love this movie. It features an all-star cast of all-star superheroes going up against an all-star roster of evil supervillains. Finally, we get to see the villains stick it to the heroes in a big way and not let up until the JLA is down. And I mean really down. It’s not often you see Superman on the brink of death, Batman humiliated and defeated, Flash completely screwed, Green Lantern a broken man, Martian Manhunter totally incapacitated, and Wonder Woman so messed up she doesn’t know what to do or which way to turn.
This flick is based on the “Tower of Babel” Justice League story arc by Mark Waid, who is arguably one of the best comic book writers on the planet. I can’t comment on this flick’s faithfulness to that storyline because it’s been over ten years since I last read it, but I do remember the overall premise and this movie delivered on that.
The heroes and villains look great in this movie, and it does well in showcasing their various powers and abilities.
It’s also an exciting movie that is fast-paced, has a sense of atmosphere, a sense of taking place in the overall DC Universe—thanks to other heroes and villains not mentioned above showing up—and gives the JLA a threat that even they might not be able to handle. And that’s the thing with a JLA movie: the threat needs to be so huge and so dangerous that it takes them as a team to solve the issue, and considering each one of them is extremely powerful in their own right, that threat needs to be mega huge, not just physically but psychologically as well. Justice League: Doom has that and delivers it in spades.
Also features the voice talent from the Justice League animated series so that totally adds to it as well, giving it a sense of familiarity.
Out of all the superhero movies on the market, this is easily one of my favorites and is good viewing for kids and adults alike.
on 18 June 2013
I'm a fan of DC, love the characters! I watched Justice League and Justice League: Unlimited during my childhood and early teen years, so to find a film that had my favourite characters in-excluding Hawkgirl for Cyborg and Jon Stewart for Hal Jordan, yet it really ties in. The action scenes are SO entertaining, I hardly dared to blink my eyes cos I worried I'd miss something!
The storyline focusses on the formation of the Legion of Doom, basing each of our Justice League members against an enemy some well-known like Bane and other's less known like Ma'alefa'ak (who is apparently the Martian Manhunter's twin brother-only it's never stated as such in the film).
The animation is fluid and amazing as is expected from DC (Young Justice is a testimony for that, though I'm no fangirl of that series).
However, it does lack in storyline, essentially it's a beat em up and win plot, it centres round the Justice League overcoming their enemies and one-upping them whilst ultimately saving the world...and all that jazz~!
It never explores WHY they're fighting each other, they just do it, which will be very off-putting for first time viewers, if this is your first film, then I suggest doing some character searching online to find out about their abilities and the reason to why they're enemies with the characters.
Another thing that is disappointing is it's just in Region 1, so I have to watch it on my laptop as opposed to watching it via DVD player, although I'm just happy I can watch it regardless and the quality on my laptop isn't too bad, it's just a little frustrating in general.
Otherwise, it's a very good film that has lots of gripping action and an actual good reasoning for why certain events happen the way they do, I suggest doing your homework on the character's before watching this just to get an overview of who they are, trust me, it'll make the experience more enjoyable if you do :)
14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Fresh from DC in collaboration with Warner Animation, this is the tale of the Justic League meeting their respective match. From each characters past comes their nemesis (Batman vs Bane, Superman vs Metallo, Flash vs Mirrorman, Wonderwoman vs Cheeta, Green Lantern vs Star Sapphire and finally, Martian Manhunter vs Ma'alefa'ak). Batman in his paranoia, has developed a list of exploitable weaknesses of each JLA member in the event that they go should go rogue. However Vandal Savage finds a way to steal this information to permanently remove the JLA from obstructing his plans for world domination, are the JLA doomed?
Excellently voiced by notable talent and well-directed, this animated adventure kept me interested throughout. I was genuinely intrigued as to how the JLA were going to solve this. The animation holds up well even on Blu-Ray, never looking grainy, despite dark scenes - Warner Animation doing another sterling job.
There are a couple of random Justice League episodes on the disc ("Wild Cards, Part 1 and 2"), a featurette about the scriptwriter: "A League of One: The Dwayne McDuffie Story" (also on the DVD) and finally a look at the next DC animated film - "Superman vs. the Elite". Worthwhile.
All in all, a great Justice League adventure, highly recommended for DC fans.
on 1 March 2014
The current crop of animated movies being made by DC are a strange breed. Whilst there are moments of awesomeness (Batman Year One for example) most of them fall into the "its okay" 3 star category. They're decent films you wont regret watching but they tend not to stick in the memory for too long.
Justice League: Doom falls into this same category. It has the head start of being partially based on Mark Waids excellent "Tower of Babel" storyline where Batmans contingency plans to take down his fellow League members are pilfered. It has an excellent voice cast including Kevin Conroy and Nathan Fillion and the animation looks fantastic but it never quite equals the sum of its parts. It definitely is worth a watch (especially as its now available on Amazon Prime) but I cant shake the feeling it could have a little better.
Other random thoughts - Why do the writers of these animations always make The Flash such a jerk? And why isn't Nathan Fillion playing Green Lantern full time? Come on DC, kick Ryan Reynolds to the curb and get this legend a power ring.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 28 April 2012
First off, let me just say that, with all interest in Marvel: Avengers Assemble, Justice League: Doom would have made an excellent live-action film. Those not familiar with The Tower Of Babel story arc may find themselves thrown in at the deep end, nevertheless, enjoy the ride!! - you won't be disappointed.
I will try not to introduce spoilers in my review.
Simply put - of all the heroes in the DC Universe, Batman (paranoid cynic), is the only hero to think outside the box. Vandal Savage, the only villain to think along similar lines.
If you're intrigued, then please do yourself a favour and watch this!! The storyline is probably the darkest one yet produced by Warner Bros Animation, so care should be taken if you want any children to view it, other than that provision, it is an excellent watch.
The story: Top notch
The animation: Excellent
The voice cast: A few SYFy stalwarts: Claudia Black, Alexis Denisoff, Nathan Fallion etc.
Once again, an excellent addition to the JLA catalogue!!
on 1 February 2013
This is a perfect product for anyone who loves dc comics, the justice league or the individual characters that appear within the story, the story is a loosely based upon the JLA Tower of Babel with a few expections with characters and plotlines, it's well worth buying if you have purchased other related dc comics animated tv shows or films, the creators of the film are using the Justice League lineup from the current new 52 plotlines with the expection of switching Aquaman for Martian Manhunter, 100% minute to minute action and a fine piece of animation at it's best, well best purchasing
on 27 August 2015
This film has been one of the best among those coming from the DC animated Universe. It involves all our favourite heroes, and give them their moments of agony & ecstasy, redemption & retribution, and the best twist comes later as you find out as to exactly how the motley pack of villains had got hold of such terrifying secrets with which they had nearly taken the Justice League out. Brilliant film, superlative voice-overs, and effects that make it worthy of repeat viewings.
on 23 April 2014
With these animated features DC always do themselves proud. Each of their outings are not limited to one style of animation and they are often chose to make style enhance content. You can't go wrong with Kevin Conroy as the Batman, each frame is a joy to watch. Any changes to the story or stories are for the format and available time are justified, the characters are true to their origins and no one claims that they are changing the bible and creating something new.
Buy this DVD and enjoy.
on 25 May 2013
While this isn't strictly true to the graphic novles it's based on it is great fun and for any fan of the DC universe animated films well worth getting.