Batman: Year One (2011)

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

 

 

VERDICT – 4/4

 

 


PROS –
1) A flawless and faithful adaptation of Frank Miller’s story which recounts Jim Gordon‘s first year in Gotham City, and Batman’s first year as a crime-fighter.
2) The animation quality did justice to the story. Bryan Cranston’s voice acting as Jim Gordon is cherry on top.
3) The screenplay is almost scene to scene from it’s original comic-book source.

 

 

CONS –
N/A

 

 

QUOTE –
Batman: Twelve years. And the ache is still fresh. Like a raw angry nerve. But this isn’t about healing. I’m not looking for closure.

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.

Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths (2010)

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

VERDICT – 3/4

 

PROS –
1) The concept of Infinite Earth and Earth Prime
2) The Crime Syndicate (Superwoman vs Batman fight)
3) Batman tricking Johnny Quick
4) Cameos (Aquaman, Black Canary, Black Lightning, Firestorm, and Red Tornado)
5) Owlman
6) Flash one-liners

 

CONS –
n/a

 

QUOTE –
“Batman: [to Owlman] There is a difference between you and me. We both looked into the abyss, but when it looked back at us, you blinked.”

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”.