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Discussion in 'The DC Comics Animation Forum' started by James Harvey, Feb 26, 2008.
So many cameos at the end. Did anyone get all of them?
Huh, that was pretty awesome. Had a very retro, "America FTW!" feel to it, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Lots of cameos and crowning moments of awesomeness... a guy grabbing grenades while being eaten by a T-Rex and then BLOWING UP ITS HEAD!? That's nothing short of badass.
And JFK's speech over patriotic and geeky images? I got tingles, I'll admit. Not perfect, but I loved it, personally.
Good movie. I liked the whole retro post-World War II feel to it. Most of the characters were created during this time, so it felt a little cool. They were lenient with the editing too, that guys head getting blown off and then that cult guy dead on the ground talking with blood on his face, that was creepy. I liked the Bugs Bunny cameo and all of the cameos at the end, which included the Teen Titans. I just wished that they did something with Green Arrow and Adam Strange, they both just stood their in the background for most of the time. And I also wish that they gave more background on the Centre, like where it came from, why it was an island, and why it had giant mutated dinosaurs coming out of it and why it was some sort of different dimension on the inside. Still a good movie though.
Apparently this movie is based on a graphic novel. Maybe there's some backstory to it in there. But from what I've heard it's supposed to be some Martian uber-weapon, but don't take me as a good source, I've never been that into the DC mythos.
The Center is explained in passing in the movie I believe as just evolving from the Earth hundred of millions of years ago. It's explained in the very real graphic novel in the same way, just for anyone who has never heard of it.
Watched it ... wasnt thrilled Im sure alot a ppl injoyed it ...I'll have to pass on the old school stuff..
Say, does anyone know how many edits were made in the CN airing?
Yeah I like the movie... and yes, even the old-school feel...
But this movie was just underwhelming!
Exactly!! Have to agree with you on that one... ( for me it was to late by the time the whole movie came together..kinda got lost )
Ok so after just watching JL: New Frontier for the third time, this time it having aired on Cartoon Network, I still don't see what anybody likes about this movie. Dinosaurs??? Why is the Justice League fighting dinosaurs??? These dinosaurs have a floating island and apparently have telepathic abilities? I guess, whatever. I'll stick with my Justice League/JLU DVDs, thank you.
I just noticed something when jimmy olsen as being attacked wonder woman saved him but when she was hitting the monster he costume looked liked the modern one
This was a pretty good movie. I unfortunately missed some of the beginning which may have made me feel a bit confused later on in the story. I really did like the post-WWII design and feel of the characters though. Batman's voice felt a bit odd at first, but then I got used to it later on in the movie. One of my favorite parts of this movie was how there was more focus on Flash, the GL and J'onz than on Batman and Superman. Don't get me wrong. Batman and Superman are my top two favorite superheroes, but it was nice to have some more focus on other characters that may not get their own series or movie anytime soon. I think that if I watched the whole movie again, I would understand it a bit better. I did liked JFK's speech at the end with all of those images since it worked nice as a way to close the film. Overall, it was an enjoyable and great movie. I personally would watch Gotham Knight over this, but maybe that would change after a second viewing.
Gotta ask Darwyn Cooke that one. It's based on the adventures of the JL from the 1950s so.....it's pretty much similar to the stuff they'd dealt with in the era.
Actually, the floating island and dinosaurs thing is a lift from The War that Time Forgot, a recurring plot element of one of DC's war comics that pitted WWII-era soldiers against dinosaurs on a mysterious lost island in the Pacific. It was pretty off-the-wall stuff -- some of the recurring characters included a trio of former circus acrobats in the Marines and a prototype robot soldier who'd get in and out of trouble with his handler. Darwyn Cooke tied those comics into the history of the JLA comics to make the villain of The New Frontier.
And what's wrong with the JLA fighting dinosaurs on a telepathic island? It's not that far-fetched from fighting telepathic, talking gorillas from a secret hidden city deep in Africa or a troop of interstellar cops with magic rings. Besides, except for Dinosaur King , adding dinosaurs to nearly anything makes it cooler .
I didn't mind that it was a floating island or that there were dinosaurs on it. I just wished they gave a reason as to WHY it could think and why it was floating and where it came from and why there were mutated dinosaurs on it in the first place. And maybe where it came from and why it was called The Centre, or why it had a whole other dimension inside of it. Otherwise, it was one of the flaws in the movie.
I guess I'm just one of those DCAU crybabies that is gonna look at anything being put out in this DC Universe as a wasted chance to add to the DCAU universe.
Why can people or animals think? It was just an organism that evolved from millions of years ago. I don't see how that was hard to understand. Same reason why Dinos were on it. It was from the Earth and why does it matter why its name was the centre? Its not a big deal, its nitpicking. In the book it wasn't really another dimension, I believe it was just illusions.
Yes you are, which is fine. The problem becomes when people don't give anything else a chance because the creators want something to stand on its own instead of building an already vast universe of cartoons.
He did that in Justice League Unlimited as well.
It was a different time. It aired a few months early.
One thing bugged me about this movie. Every single male character looked almost exactly the same. I honestly had a lot of trouble telling Hal, J'onn and Barry apart.