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Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
Current Residence: Denver
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The latest from DC animation Studios is Justice League: Throne of Atlantis; the second excursion into the New 52 universe via animated feature. As with all DC animated features of late it’s beautifully visually realized but sadly this one seems to fall flat in terms of Story and Plot. The following review may contain minor spoilers so readers beware.

 Justice League: Throne of Atlantis picks up a few months after the events of the previous film Justice League: War.  The members of the recently formed League are still trying to work together and would much prefer to go solo and see the League as only a publicity stunt. As the different leaguers attend to their own agendas there’s a plot afoot beneath the earth’s oceans.  The events of Justice League: War has caused the death of the King of Atlantis and now the long fabled society is readying for war with the surface world. The Queen of Atlantis vies for peace while her son and heir apparent Prince Orm teams up with Black Manta in a plot to overthrow the queen and wipe out the surface using the nuclear fuel of a pillaged Military Submarine. The loss of the Sub and all hands on board garners the attention of League member Cyborg while the Queen sends her royal guard to seek out another heir to the throne, a man named Arthur Curry. Soon Curry and the league are pulled under the waves and into the intrigue of war.

As always I’ll start with what worked for me before I move on to what didn’t. As I said the animation is visually stunning and the action scenes are pretty fun and when it comes to Mera its all stuff we’ve never really seen before. The voice cast is great from notable big screen alum Sean Astin as Shazam, Nathan Fillion as Grean Lantern and Rosario Dawson as Wonder Woman to voice talent Matt Lanter as Arthur Curry and Jason O’Mara as Batman. The scenes with Superman and Wonder were charming and provided a hint at what might one day be a great romance. Sadly that’s pretty much were the positives end and the tide of negative begins.

This movie as a whole suffers from trying to do too much in too little time.  The filmmakers attempt to explore the league members and their individual problems and hang ups and the politics of Atlantis and the origins of Aquaman and the birth of the League itself. Which in and of itself is not a problem the problem comes when they have 88 minutes to do all that.  The plots and concepts are rushed and under developed.  The characters of Black Manta and Orm (Ocean Master) are unoriginal in their execution and fall flat. There are plot holes and background information gaps that go unfilled and unexplained. Arthur Curry is throw into this whole new world of living and breathing underwater and he never makes mention of it, he suddenly and inexplicable stars talking to sea life (which seems amazing to other Atlantians) but no one says anything about it. And for some reason Ocean Master a C list villainat best in the Justice League rouges gallery is somehow able to not only hold his own against the entire league but also get the upper hand time after time. It’s a pretty serious drop in quality as far as the story telling is concerned.

I make very few DVD/ Bluray purchases now and days but I always find the money for a DC/ Warner Bros Animation Studio films, I kind of wish I hadn’t picked this one up. Overall it’s pretty but forgettable, shiny but unoriginal, a hot girl at the bar that has absolutely nothing interesting or smart to say. If you’re a fan of the previous DC animated Justice League features you might want to wait till you can rent this one on from Redbox cause $1.50 is about all its worth. Overall grade C-       

  • Listening to: Kyle Kinane: Whiskey Icarus
  • Eating: pita chips
  • Drinking: Peach iced Tea

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Gunnut51 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
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Gunnut51 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Happy hatching day
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PDInk Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks
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SlimmmGoodie Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the faves!
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DavisJes Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So just had an awesome idea for Crystalline now just trying to find the perfect pose!
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PDInk Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really... do tell
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bfdi-coiny Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
IMPORTANT; IF YOU SEE SOMEONE CALLED 'dylan00378, REPORT HIM AND BLOCK HIM, AS HE IS IMPERSONATING ME AND dyIan00378 AND STEALING THE ART OF hinpoo22, 2mew4two, DiddyKong64, AND KaleidoscopeBall (EVEN HIS PRECIOUS CHARACTER WATERY!!!
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SlimmmGoodie Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
hey big homie! how's that gimp comming along?
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PDInk Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
painful! absolutely painful. Its just so different then working with pen and paper. its just so Counter intuitive....  
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SlimmmGoodie Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
lol i hope you're not trying to draw with a mouse. utterly insane! (i know 'cause i tried lol)

your select tool is your best friend.
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