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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on February 29, 2012
I have been an avid fan of JLA and all things Bruce Timm for some time, but this truly was a superb effort. The animation was top notch, the story solid and most importantly the voice work beyond reproach as it featured the originals for the most part, Tim Day (Superman), Susan Eisenberg (Wonder Woman), Carl Lumbly (Martian Manhunter), and of course, the incredible Kevin Conroy (Batman). Nathan Fillion is Green Lantern and has been since Emerald the opinion of many, should have been Hal Jordan in the live action version, though I will reserve judgement there..the addition of Cyborg is very much a 52 relaunch plot device, but is nonetheless a solid performance by Bumper Robinson. The tone fluctuates between quick, humorous wit, and dark peril. The pace is quick and I can say without fear that the 75 minutes goes by in a blink. Your attention never wavers when either villian or hero are on screen. The Batman portion of the tale is uncompromising and brutal and unquestionably portrayed and depicted by folks who know their do not have to be a long time fan to appreciate this most recent foray, but if you are you certainly feel respected. This is a solid effort, perhaps the most solid movie version to come forth since Public Enemies: Batman/Superman. Make no mistake, however, this is an ensemble piece and worth the time of any DC Comics or Comic fan overall. Simply outstanding.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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.

Highly recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on June 26, 2013
I got this movie after renting it and loving it. It has a great voice cast with many actors returning for their role (Kevin Conroy as Batman, Tim Daly as Superman, Carl Lumbly as Martian Manhunter, Susan Eisenberg as Wonder Woman, etc.) I'd recommend it definitely!
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on March 28, 2013
There's not a whole lot to say about this one.

Maybe Bruce Timm set the bar too high with Batman: Animated Series,Justice League, and its follow up series, Justice League Unlimited. Because a great deal of what he's done since then doesn't even comes close to that standard. This piece, for example.

On a purely sensual level, the work is as good as it ever was. The art, the music, the production values: they're all still there. If anything, the artwork's grown still more lavish. We even get to see the old cast of voice actors re-united.


But on any kind of deeper level, we're a long, long way from Timm's heyday. The characters are one dimensional, there's no emotional or moral depth whatsoever, and... Just...


There are some supervillains who attempt to pull off a diabolical master plan. A diabolical master plan with a twist. If that's enough for you, then yeah, sure. Why not.

Otherwise, I'd have to say we've reached the point where the stuff Timm's putting out really is just for kids. It pains me to say that, more than you can know. But this isn't a film I could honestly recommend to adults.

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Justice League Doom is definitely one of the better of the DC movies out there. Starting out with a bang it never really slows down and both looks and sounds superb on this Bluray Combo edition. The plot is pretty straightforward with the Justice League under attack using plans developed by Batman himself and it's up to him plus Cyborg to make things right! This is definitely one of the better DC ensemble pieces.

The English audio is a true DTS-HD 5.1 track that will rattle your windows. There's also a good Dolby Digital 5.1 French and Spanish 2.0 audio tracks as well. Extras include a touching 30 min. tribute to the late Dwayne McDuffie who pioneered the inclusion of multi-ethnic superheroes in the DC universe and created the Justice League TV series; a 20 min. commentary on the relationship between Batman and the J.L. (who watches the watchers); a 6 min. documentary on Cyborg and his origins and two of the better episodes from the Justice League series. ALL of these extras are also in HD with HD audio! Very impressive!

The DVD is more spartan as it is one of those rare DC dvd/digital copy combo discs. All it contains is the movie and a handful of trailers. However it does have extra audio tracks including English, French & Spanish DD 5.1 and Portuguese & Thai Stereo Pro-logic.

Overall I'd rate this as one of the better DC movies. Four stars out of five!

J. A.
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Unknown to the other Justice League members, Batman has created emergency plans to stop each of them, should they ever cross over to the "dark side". A criminal mastermind forms a Legion of Doom to sneak into the Batcave and steal the plans from the Batcomputer. Suddenly, members of the League are being taken down by their rivals. Batman realizes what has happened and tries to set things right. Tensions mount as the other members are angry at him for creating such plans. I thought that was a really cool plot line, and the main reason why I gave the cartoon 4 stars. Overall, I think it's a good cartoon, though not as good as Crisis on Two Worlds or Doomsday. The rest of the cartoon deals with the more typical plot of bad guys going for world dominion and ultimately being defeated by the good guys. If you like these superhero cartoons and find it for a good price, I don't think you'll be disappointed. The animation and voice acting is good, the show is well paced, and there's plenty of action.
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on May 21, 2014
Okay, it's going to take a lot to top 'Batman: The Dark Knight Returns' as my all-time favorite DC Animated movie. But wow, this was great! O.k., the story alone makes it worth the purchase, In a nut shell, It's this; (Spoiler Alert!) Batman has put together a series of plans to neutralize the Justice League in case someone goes rouge... Only to have mirror master steal them, meaning everyone is in deep, DEEP, trouble. All the actors did a fantastic job and the animation was spectacular! Only complaint is that they just seemed to solve the problem so they could make it shorter... Overall I feel like my $10 was very well spent. I highly recommend this and can guarantee you will enjoy this installment in the JLA Animated flicks.

-The Media Raptor

(P.S.) I don't know if this only applied to my copy, but it came with Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy!)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on May 20, 2014
I like this movie. Wish they elaborated more on the specific details of information stolen in order to fight the Justice League.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on May 3, 2014
Cant ask any better of any justice league movie.
Just enough action and the plot will keep you on edge.
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I'm not a big fan of the recent re-launch of the DC Universe, but they've kept this "21st Century Update" to a minimum, so ...! Great modern story based on the classic comic book stories and original superhero cartoons from the 1970s and 1980s.
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