Batman Ninja (2018)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – n/a
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 1

Verdict – 3/4

 

Pros –
1) Great quality art. Putting Batman in Sengoku Period Japan.
2) Steam-punk time-travel story
3) Robin with Monkichi

 

Cons –
1) Pretty useless Batman, fooled twice by Gorilla Grodd and Joker

 

Quote –
Catwoman: Isn’t a gorilla eating a banana a little cliche?
Gorilla Grodd: Says the cat burglar wearing a cat costume.

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Justice League (2017)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

 

Verdict – 2/5

 

 

Pros –
1) DC establishing that Superman is indeed the strongest DC superhero
2) Aquaman playing “Jason Momoa” – rowdy, drunk and foul-mouthed
3) 2 hrs running time – not wasting time in the origin story of Cyborg and Flash.

 

 

Cons –
1) The resurrection of Superman is over-simplified.
2) Steppenwolf – generic run-of-the-mill supervillain trying to destroy the world.
3) DC needs to get rid of Zack Snyder. He’s worn out and got nothing new to offer in this genre.

 

 

Quote –
Barry Allen: What are your superpowers again?
Bruce Wayne: I’m rich.

 

Batman and Harley Quinn (2017)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – N/A
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

Verdict – 1/4

 

Pros –

 

1) Swamp Thing – DC need to work more on this character.

 

Cons –

1) Unfortunately the PG approach didn’t clicked at all.
2) 2 songs in a 74 minutes DC animated film ?
3) Harley pulling a puss-in-boots move.

 

 

Quote –

 

Batman : You are the walking definition of “loose cannon”, Harley. For all I know, you might decide at the last minute that Ivy’s plan doesn’t sound so cockeyed after all,because the wind changed direction. Or because it’s Thursday.

Wonder Woman (2017)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

Verdict – 1/5

Pros –
1) No man’s land – action scene
2) Revelation of Ares

 

Cons –
1) 45 minutes too long for a generic origin story.
2) No appearance of any other DC character, not even in a post-credit scene
3) DC’s Thor.

 

Quote –
Charlie : May we get what we want.
Steve : May we get what we need.
Sameer : But may we never get what we deserve.
All : Bang !

The LEGO Batman Movie (2017)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

 

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Michael Cera as Robin – Just like Lego (2013)
2) Will Arnett as Bruce Wayne / Batman – Not your regular voice artist, but putting extra-ordinary effort.

 

Cons –

 

1) The LEGO movie plots are getting repetitive now.

 
Quote –

 
How many times I gotta tell you ? Batman works alone.

Justice League Dark (2017)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – n/a
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

 

Verdict – 2/4

 

Pros –

 

1) A John Constantine movie
2) 2 major boss fight – Felix Faust & Destiny
3) Boston Brand – discount Deadpool
4) Ritchie Simpson plot twist

 

 

Cons –

 

 

1) Swamp Thing cameo was a let down. Flop show.
Quote –

 

 

John Constantine: Is that a sword in your chest, or are you just glad to see me ?

Batman: Assault on Arkham (2014)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – n/a
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 0

Verdict – 3/4

 

Pros –

 

1) Explicit content : story for mature audience
2) Batman : Supporting character
3) Nice homework before watching live-action “Suicide Squad”
4) High quality action with lots of comic characters viz Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Riddler, Amanda Waller,   Captain Boomerang, Black Spider, King Shark, Killer Frost, Penguin etc.

 
Cons –

 

1) Overstretched climax : could’ve been 10 minutes shorter.

 
Quote –

 
“Captain Boomerang: Mate… you just out-crazied The Joker!”