Saturday, February 15, 2014
I recently watched the animated Justice League :War, based on the New 52 version of the team. I had only read the first issue of the new run so I was not sure what to expect. While there were some good action sequences, I would have to rate it as one of DC's less enjoyable animated movies, definitely the weakest of their JLA efforts. What killed it for me was all the odd decisions - the weird characterizations of Superman, Wonder Woman and especially Green Lantern made them unlikable to me. Wonder Woman's costume redesign was just ugly. The use of adult language seemed out of place and arbitrary as well. It was my first exposure to Cyborg as a member of the group, and I didn't mind him there. Still, I miss his relationships with his fellow new Teen Titans members, and I hope that aspect of the character isn't gone for good.