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Justice League: The New Frontier Reviews

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November 5, 2016
My favorite animated super-hero film.
½ October 24, 2016
A great story about what it takes to be a hero and the real world effect of DC's characters, the Martian Manhunter is the real star here and that's as great as it is surprising. The uninteresting alien threat and some silly parts in the final conflict let the side down.
October 12, 2016
Have you noticed how the American people were bigoting the Flash over his red suit (like the color of the flag of the Soviet Union)?
This brings an important message on the paranoia our nation is going through these days.
½ September 9, 2016
Violent, mostly about Martian man hunter and Hal Jordan m. Takes place in old days, had a certain atmosphere to it. Not a big story, good legion of doom special
½ August 12, 2016
Good watch although some of the heroes were hardly there, like Superman & Wonder Women, their roles were mediocre. Same with Batmen although his cameo was still very cool. The movie introduces us to The Martian, his role was done up very well, Flash was just plain fun, Green Lenten also had a proper introduction and a lot of focus. The pacing and flow of the movie is great, the voice over was excellent, just the ending bit with the big fight was a disappointment. . I didn't like the bad guy, he was too ambiguous for my taste.
½ March 17, 2016
Itsone of the best justice league animation . The animation was great and the voice over is awesome!
Super Reviewer
January 4, 2016
How the JLA came together in a nutshell. A small nutshell. While it's good that the focus goes broader than simply Batman and Superman for a change the justice done the other frontrunners in the DC universe is not really justice. The work has a curious retro look going for it that's not offputting and the actors (quite a few names!) and music do well. If only it had been better written.
August 27, 2015
Una de las mejores adaptaciones animadas, basada en la novela gráfica DC: The New Frontier que hace honor a un discurso de J.F. Kennedy. Su adaptación es tan precisa que hasta replica las viñetas del cómic. Es además un excelente homenaje a la Era Dorada de DC Comics en la que los personajes se definían así como cambiaban de aspecto. Narra principalmente el origen de Hal Jordan y de El Detective Marciano ambientándolos en la época posterior a la segunda guerra mundial. Es tal vez una de las mejores de la que inclusive se han basado para crear otros episodios animados de la liga de la justicia.
Vale mucho la pena verse aún más si ya se leyó el cómic. Muy recomendable para fans de DC. Y una divertida película para el público general que ilustra algunos de los orígenes de los legendarios héroes de esta casa editorial.
August 20, 2015
A brilliant twist on the usual lineup: take the Justice League and place them in mid-20th century America. This work deals with American themes and is well put together.
½ March 17, 2015
I really enjoyed watching this, DC Animation is just so much better than Marvels. Never read the story it was based on but I want to now, my only problem, not enough Batman or Flash, but when they were on screen they were great.
½ March 14, 2015
This was a nice little change of pace within the DC Animated slate. For one, the animation style is significantly different than the rest of the movie, taking the look from Darwyn Cooke's graphic novel this is based on. Another, being set in the 50s gives the movie a fresh look at everything. There's a sort of innocence to everything that has a creeping rot seeping in. Some bad shit is on the edges, everything on the cusp of change. But the heroes (aside from Batman of course) are all nice guys just trying to do the right thing. And unlike the last one I watched (Crisis On Two Earths), the voice casting is really on point here. The standouts for me of this great cast is Ferrer of the Martian Manhunter, my most underrated super hero. But the surprise is Sisto, giving the best Batman performance outside of Kevin Conroy. Now the plot is typical end of the world alien shit. It's a bit convoluted and big. But the movie works on the micro level, the little moments between characters and what they're going through. It's a much smaller scale movie for the most part compared to other Justice League movies, taking its time to get to the big finale. It's a gorgeous movie with a great style and a great tone, giving us a unique take on the world. Gotta give it to them for shaking it up a bit. It's still an adult take, with some really hardcore violence showing up. But for the most part, this is not like the newer crop of stuff. Great stuff.
½ January 16, 2015
HEROES! Pioneers of a NEW Frontier!
January 4, 2015
This old-school adventure of the JLA super-hoeroes deserve to be be seen by comic books fan. The others will find a classical film, with surprising artistic direction and references.
½ September 11, 2014
It deserved better treatment than a silly way of being handled and performed. It also seemed rushed quite a bit with few dullest bits and some violent bits as well. Although, it's a cool superhero film with a good thought-out story and good action; but it's so far the least of the DC Universe Animated Features, and of the Justice League filmography. (B)

(Full review coming soon)
August 18, 2014
a new take on the classic justice league. a better villain would have made this film much better.
½ August 14, 2014
Didn't love it, but it was an interesting take on the Justice League.
½ July 22, 2014
Solid adaptation of a 6-part comic book set during the late fifties, featuring Justice League members who not only must come to terms with their disenchantment of the US government's paranoid anti-communist persecutions, but must also save the world from an ancient threat that awakens to destroy it in the wake of the nuclear age. Comic book fans will love seeing retro versions of their favourite heroes (Green Lantern in particular is well presented) in a sprawling, adventure packed yarn that tantalizes with it's historical references and stylized design - although the animation, as usual with many of these straight-to-dvd Warner Bros. comic adaptations, errs on the side of minimalistic.
June 22, 2014
A well cast sort of Watchmen for the DC universe. The film has a lot of potential that is never realized due to a stupid 2nd act and forgettable villains. It seems like every dc character ever is just thrown into the fray without thought or reason for them being there.
May 17, 2014
This feature IS the comic book limited series in motion. From the color pallette to the Cold War setting, everything goes right. With the appearance of each (truly) iconic member, you eagerly await the next. For better or worse, depending on your preference, this is not a Superman-Batman-Wonder Woman centric film. Each member is spotlit and well characterized.
It will take your grandparents back to the beginning of DC's universe while taking the rest of us for a fun Earthbound adventure.
Now, if they would only follow it with a sequel that has the sidekicks involved!
½ May 11, 2014
This is not the justice league as you know it. This is a story based on how the DC universe was 60 years ago. Hence, all the characters look like their old selves. The story is OK, not great. The scene between Martian Manhunter and Batman about the match and the rock is great. If you like OLD school DC, you will like this.
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