DC Showcase: Catwoman (2011)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

 

 

VERDICT – 4/4

 

 


PROS –
1) Catwoman fights a Gotham City crime boss called Rough Cut to crack-down a human-trafficking ring.
2) Quality animation and Rated-R story in 15-minutes run time. Catwoman’s performance at the strip-club was a bonus.
3) The final truck chase scene was equally thrilling.

 

 


CONS –
N/A

 

 

QUOTE –
Rough Cut: Okay, keep your mouth shut and I’ll cut you in for 10 percent.
Catwoman: I’ll do the cutting here.

Superman/Doomsday (2007)

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

 

VERDICT – 2/4

 

 
PROS –
1) After Superman is killed by Doomsday (an alien dug out by LexCorp), Lex Luthor steals his corpse and manages to harvest a clone of the Man Of Steel.
2) The nameless Robot from Fortress of Solitude plays a key role in getting Superman back to life.

 

 
CONS –
1) Too much destruction of Metropolis during any fight is baffling.
2) An underwhelming adaptation of “The Death of Superman”

 

 

 

QUOTE –
Clone: I am you, Superman.A reflection of you as you might have been.
Superman: If I were raised by Luthor?
Clone: If you were strong.

Batman vs Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2019)

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

 

VERDICT – 2/4

 

PROS –
1) Batman vs Shredder opening fist fight.
2) Bane ended up breaking his knee trying to do a “Batman: Knightfall” on Donatello.
3) End credits-roll with all Batman/TMNT crossover comic-book covers.

 

CONS –
1) Suitable only for younger audiences.

 

QUOTE –
Joker: Better listen to the bat, turtle boy. Take it from me. One reptile to another.

Batman: Gotham by Gaslight (2018)

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

Verdict – 2/4

 
Pros –
1) Being the first Elseworlds story, Gotham by Gaslight is a milestone in DC Comics history. This movie is not faithful to that comic book, however, have a life of its own.
2) 78 minute running time
3) Unexpected Gordon twist.

 

Cons –
1) N/A

 

Quote –
“Bruce Wayne: One of my mentors says – When you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”

Futurama (Season 1)

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

 

Verdict – 5/5

 
Pros –
1) A great satire on the modern world and consumerism.
2) John DiMaggio as Bender – the best character of this show.
3) Some of the episodes are a simple satire on current world problems while some are real philosophical.
4) Billy West as Fry – he represents our every iniquity.

 

Cons –
N/A

 

Quote –
Fry: My God, it’s the future. My parents. My co-workers. My girlfriend. I’ll never see any of them again. [pause] Yahoo!

Batman and Harley Quinn (2017)

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

VERDICT – 1/4

 

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

 

Cons –
1) Unfortunately, the PG approach didn’t click 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.

Batman: Assault on Arkham (2014)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
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!”

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.