[April Fools comedy post, none of this is real except for the fact that these are all characters fans have asked for in season 3 since it was announced. Even if it’s just a joke you can read my slow decent into madness as the list goes on. 😉
I’ve also added some commentary at the end if anyone’s curious about the hows and whys this post was made.]
Since the revival of Young Justice for a third season many fans have speculated what’s going to be happening in this new season, and just what new characters will be appearing. Well wait no longer as I have been given insider info about who is going to be showing up in season 3! It’s going to be a jam packed season with so many fan favourite characters, you just won’t believe who’s going to show up!
Season 3 is being made because of the giant outpouring of fan support for so many years, it wouldn’t be happening without that devotion from the fanbase. So to truly show their appreciation to the fans the creators are putting in all of your fan requested characters, every single one of them. These are all 100% real fan suggestions for characters to appear in season 3, all taken from when Warner Bros. announced the renewal. I’ve even been given some new artwork in advance to show off some of these new characters that are coming in season 3.
Warning: this is an image heavy post! Seriously there’s 53 images here and one gif. You’ve been warned!
There’s a new Justice League cartoon out and this time it’s all about the action. Eleven minutes of action per episode and each episode is supposed to start right in the middle of the action, and so far these first seven episodes have certainly done that. Eleven minute episodes are the current “in thing” for cartoons nowadays, with popular shows like Adventure Time, Regular Show, Steven Universe, and even another DC show Teen Titans Go (divisive as it is among DC fans it’s still a popular show), and so it makes sense to get another DC show in that mould, one that also fills in the gap of action cartoons that’s been lacking the past few years. The one issue with these eleven minute shows to me is that they do take a while finding their feet and hitting their stride, probably at least twice as long as a twenty minute cartoon, I’m expecting the same will be true here. Though if these episodes are anything to go by when the show does hit its full potential it will be amazing.
This movie… I wanted to like this movie. I love Batman, I love all the animated DC shows and movies, and even though I didn’t think a vs movie was a good idea I had hoped they could make something good out of it. Even though it was Zack Snyder directing again I thought that he at least would bring some fun visual fight scenes through out the movie. I had thought, I had hoped, I had wanted to see the DC universe that I love to be made into live action movies. But I was in denial when all the warning signs came in, the rumours, the trailers, even when the first reviews came in I thought they we too crazy to be true. The movie couldn’t be that bad. No one at Warner Brothers could let sure an appealing movie get made.
I was wrong. Everything you’ve read online is true, every crazy thing about this movie is true.
Spoiler free review: Nothing happens for two thirds of this movie. It’s boring, dull, and incoherent. The things we do see do not matter in the end, the things that do matter are so nonsensical that you’ll be left trying to figure out why they happened because no reasons are given in this movie. The big “V” in the title, that big fight, is about eight minutes long and could’ve been entirely avoided if Superman had told Batman what he said he was going to tell Batman but didn’t bother to until after the fight. It’s not even an interesting fight. The “hints towards the Justice League movie” are also nonsensical, pointless, and will leave you wondering how the hell those people knew about all that.
Do not go see this movie. I don’t like saying that because people are allowed to have different opinions than mine and I don’t care if you like something I hate, enjoy whatever you like. But this movie is just not worth it. It’s a bad movie that’s not entertainingly bad. The only entertainment value after watching it is telling other people about the crazy nonsensical plot of this movie.
Instead of watching this movie here’s some recommendations for Batman/Superman things better than it. The Dark Knight Returns (the movie rips so much off from this story you might as well watch the animated movie, plus it has a better Batman/Superman fight), Batman The Brave and the Bold Season 3 Episode 1 ‘Battle of the Superheroes’, The Batman season 5 Episodes 1&2 ‘The Batman/Superman Story’, Batman/Superman Worlds Finest (compilation movie of the Superman TAS episodes). Batman Mask of the Phantasm (best Batman movie ever made), 60s Batman, All Star Superman, Superman Unbound, Superman vs the Elite, Superman/Batman Public Enemies, Superman/Batman Apocalypse, Batman Under the Red Hood. And that’s just movies and stand alone episodes. Watch anything Batman or Superman related and it’s better than this movie.
Very spoiler filled review down below. I spoil everything.
Now that Netflix has uploaded season 2 of Young Justice it’s the best time to rewatch the series, especially as doing so might mean Netflix picking the show up for a third season. (Though if you live in the UK like me you have to watch it through Amazon Prime and just share around posts about it). This Re(af)Watch series is not quite a review, more of an opinion piece about each episode as I rewatch them. Covering all 46 episodes of the show, and hopefully any beyond that. Continuing on with episode 5 Schooled
Episode synopsis: Superboy helps save some people on a bridge and has an awkward talk with Superman. He’s pretty angry over being brushed off by Superman, again, and it doesn’t help that he gets tossed on his ass by Black Canary during their training session; just to prove that his powers don’t mean squat in a fight if he doesn’t how to fight. Batman then gives them their latest mission, to be security for trucks transporting the Amazo robot to Star Labs. The Amazo robot just got through kicking the asses of the Justice League and copied their powers, so the League is indisposed and can’t help. The trucks get attacked, Professor Ivo gets to reassemble his Amazo robot, and Superboy gets to destroy it using his brains rather than his anger. And the episode ends with him getting more training from Black Canary. Somewhere in the middle Batman and Superman get pie while Bruce has the parenting talk with him about Superboy.
Now that Netflix has uploaded season 2 of Young Justice it’s the best time to rewatch the series, especially as doing so might mean Netflix picking the show up for a third season. (Though if you live in the UK like me you have to watch it through Amazon Prime and just share around posts about it). This Re(af)Watch series is not quite a review, more of an opinion piece about each episode as I rewatch them. Covering all 46 episodes of the show, and hopefully any beyond that. Continuing on with episode 2, Fireworks.
Episode synopsis: To keep Cadmus a secret the head of Cadmus is going to clone Aqualad, Kid Flash, and Robin, then send the clones back in their place. Before that happens they convince Superboy to let them go free so they can help him escape and he can meet Superman. They get out, the leader of Cadmus tries to stop it by turning himself into a giant monster, they drop a building on him, and the Justice League shows up after the fighting’s over. While asserting their independence the League lets the sidekicks become a covert arm of the Justice League, with their own secret HQ, and Superboy joins too. The end.
Now that Netflix has uploaded season 2 of Young Justice it’s the best time to rewatch the series, especially as doing so might mean Netflix picking the show up for a third season. (Though if you live in the UK like me you have to watch it through Amazon Prime and just share around posts about it). This Re(af)Watch series is not quite a review, more of an opinion piece about each episode as I rewatch them. Covering all 46 episodes of the show, and hopefully any beyond that. Starting off with episode 1, Independence Day.
Episode synopsis: The Sidekicks of the Justice League, Robin, Kid Flash, Aqualad, and Speedy, are finally invited to the Hall of Justice, the League’s headquarters. Except they’re not being invited to join the League like Speedy thought, and he storms off in a huff after revealing the Hall is just a front and the real HQ is a secret space station called The Watchtower. The League get called away on a mission and the other three sidekicks get told to remain behind. Instead they go off on a mission of their own to investigate Cadmus, a scientific research company. They find it’s a secret genetics lab, making their own genetic creations, and they find the biggest one. A teenage clone of Superman called Superboy. Then they get captured. End of part one. Oh, and the guy who played Odo in Star Trek Deep Space 9 is voicing the head evil scientist.
Now to rewatch the episode.
The new Supergirl TV series is currently going well, with the usual first season ups and downs, but as I watched it something occurred to me, you can do more with Supergirl than Superman storywise. Not just in a general “she has better villains” or “she has a better supporting cast” or even “she has better comics” sense that is usually meant when someone talks about a superhero being better than another one. With Supergirl there is a something else going on, she doesn’t have the same expectations that Superman has. That small thing can have amazing potential to allow for story points and character moments that would not be considered for a Superman series.
The first of a possibly recurring feature here called “How to fix” looking at various shows and movies seen as terrible, or problem filled, and pondering how to fix them. It’s still possible to like these series while acknowledging their problems, and you may not agree with me, and that’s okay. Everything here is my own opinion of what went wrong with these works, not based on some idealistic metric of what’s considered good and bad. The movie I’ll be tackling this time is Man of Steel, love it or hate it the movie still had its fair share of problems. I don’t expect to get through all of them, but I’m hoping to hit the major ones. I’ll also try to line up these fixes with up with what’s been shown in the sequel trailers, to show that there didn’t need to be big fundamental changes in order to get a better movie.
Recently Warner Brothers finally announced the next DC animated series, Justice League Action. Bringing back Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, and a few other DC favourite voice actors, and veteran DC animation creators will be working on it, including Alan Burnett, Jim Krieg, and Butch Lukic. The series is using the currently popular 11 minute episode format and is said to be “action-packed.” Not much else is known about the series right now, but it’s enough for fans to start talking.
So along with Justice League War there was another DC animated film released, but it got no marketing whatsoever; so much so that even the people working on it weren’t allowed to talk about it till about a week before its release. It was also only released in Target in America and not given a wide release, at the moment at least. It’s clearly a “how much money can we save vs. how much we’d earn” situation given they’ve spend no money on marketing, and less on the feature than a regular one. Regardless of all that hopefully this does well and they get to make more, because JLA: Trapped in Time was a really good animated feature.