Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero (1998)

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

 

VERDICT – 2/4

 


PROS –
1) Victor Fries aka Mr. Freeze kidnaps Barbara Gordon (Batgirl) to cure his wife with an organ transplant.
2) Classic animation with some 3D scenes involving Batmobile.
3) Action-packed story with a positive ending for Mr. Freeze.

 

 

CONS –
1) An over-simplistic storyline without any twist and turns.

 

 


QUOTE –
Jim Gordon: Come on, people! A guy in a weird suit with two polar bears can’t be too hard to spot!

Justice League vs the Fatal Five (2019)

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

VERDICT – 0/4

 
PROS –
1) Tharok, Persuader, and Mano – one helluva trio of super-villains

 
CONS –
1) A boring animation movie with Jessica Cruz / Green Lantern in the lead.

 
QUOTE –
Superman: You really kept your cool in a dangerous situation.. But next time, it’s okay to run.

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: The Killing Joke (2016)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 0
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 and weak plot ruined one of the greatest Batman stories.
2) 30 minutes original story-line without Joker (not related to source story).

 

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.”

Justice League: Doom (2012)

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

VERDICT – 4/5

 

PROS –
1) JLA: Tower of Babel
2) Vandal Savage and his back story.
3) Batman’s unbent principles; almost Rorschach
4) The Legion of Doom (especially Mirror Master)

 

CONS–
n/a

 

QUOTE –

1.

Superman: None of us would ever do that to you.
Batman: Then you’re damned fools.

2.

Batman : “Will” is the source of your strength and….
Hal : .. “Fear” is the enemy of “Will”.