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.

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: 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.”

The Death of Superman (2018)

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

VERDICT – 1/5

 

PROS –
1) Almost 40 minutes long boss fight with Doomsday.Epic.
2) Diana-Clark sub-plot.

 

CONS –
1) Even with a 100 minute running time, the movie’s first half is terribly slow & boring
2) Lex Luthor voiced by Rainn Wilson – doesn’t fit the character.

 

QUOTE –
Lois: We need to call in the cavalry!
Superman: I am the cavalry.

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: 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: 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.”