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!”

Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009)

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

Verdict – 2/4

 

 

Pros –

1) 67 minutes running time : Short & Simple
2) Plethora of Comic-Characters : Silver Banshee, Captain Cold, Icicle, Killer Frost, Mr. Freeze, Gorilla Grodd, Bane, Black Manta, Black Spider, Brimstone, Catman, Cheetah, Copperhead, Deadshot, Eclipso, Kestrel, King Shark, Brutale, Despero, Giganta, Girder, Lady Shiva, Mongul, Captain Boomerang II, Nightshade, Parasite, Solomon Grundy,Shrike,Captain Atom, Katana, Black Lightning, Power Girl, Starfire, Major Force, Captain Marvel and Hawkman.
3) Concept : Lex Luthor as president
4) Animation Quality : Traditional

 

 
Cons –

n/a
Quote –

Batman: Say something.
Billy Batson: Shazam !!!

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

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

Verdict – 1/4

Pros –

1) Mark Hamill’s return as Joker
2) Bold & dark – Rated R

Cons –

1) Low quality animation
2) 30 minutes original story-line without Joker (not related to source story)
3) No credit to Alan Moore

Quote –

“The Joker: Sometimes I remember one way and sometimes another, if I am going to have a past I prefer it to be a multiple choice.”

Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010)

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

Verdict – 4/4

 

Pros –

 
1) Opening Credits
2) Darker than other DCU movies
3) Batman / Jason Tood / Joker climactic standoff

 

 

Cons –

 
n/a
Quote –

 

 
Jason Todd: What? What, your moral code just won’t allow for that? It’s too hard to cross that line?
Batman: No. God Almighty, no. It’d be too damned easy. All I’ve ever wanted to do is kill him. A day doesn’t go by I don’t think about subjecting him to every horrendous torture he’s dealt out to others, and then end him.
Joker: Awwww, so you DO think about me.
Batman: But if I do that, if I allow myself to go down into that place, I’ll never come back.

Batman: Bad Blood (2016)

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

Verdict – 2/4

Pros –

 

1) Batman / Batwoman / Batwing / Batgirl / Batman 2 : all in 1 movie
2) Damian / Robin : now pursuing justice not vengeance
3) Tetch
4) Animated “Alfred” still better than Jeremy Irons
5) 72-minute running time ; short and simple
6) Jay Oliva : most under-rated director

Cons –

 

n/a

 

 

Quote –

 

 

Batwoman : Nuns with M60s and Katanas ?
Batman 2 : That would make them “nunjas”.

Batman vs. Robin (2015)

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

 

VERDICT – 3/4

 

 

PROS –
1) Damian Wayne / Robin – conflicting unstable force
2) Dick Grayson / Nightwing – the son Bruce never had
3) Talon & Court of Owls
4) Anybody who watched this movie can’t get Damian out of his head – a character well developed.

 

CONS –
n/a

 

QUOTE –
Batman: Now where the hell were you?
Robin: Out!
Batman: Where?
Robin: Just out!
Batman: Out has suddenly become a far more dangerous place.