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Animated Aquaman origin story has violence, cursing.
If the aim of the movie is to make Aquaman feel relevant and important, then it's mission accomplished
My problem with Throne of Atlantis is that while the film tries to poke fun at [Aquaman's] inherent silliness, it never achieves it.
Fish out of water.
While it doesn't reach the peaks of the upper echelon of the DC Animated stable, "Throne of Atlantis" gives reason for optimism with future New 52 Justice League films.
The Justice League members have some great moments to enjoy, although they all take a backseat to the main Aquaman plot.
I think I'll call this review: "The time I was outrageously disappointed by the generic and rehashed Aquaman origin story!"
It may be clichÃ©-driven and slightly rushed, but Justice League: Throne of Atlantis' thorough animation, humor and entertainment is essential in the value of this DC-origin-adaptation, not to mention its swell action sequences, too. 4/5
A disappointing animated film from DC, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis continues the tale of the formation of the Justice League. After the death of Atlantis' king during Darkseid's invasion, Prince Orm blames the Justice League and plots a war against the overland; which leads the Queen to seek out her estranged son Arthur and have him claim his birthright. Jason O'Mara, Rosario Dawson, and Nathan Fillion lead the cast and are pretty good. However, the animation is rather poor and has an odd look to it; as an anime type style is used. And the storytelling has some trouble incorporating the A, B, and C plots, and feels disjointed at times. Also, the action sequences seem fairly rote and aren't that exciting. Justice League: Throne of Atlantis is a lackluster followup to Justice League: War and doesn't really deliver any thrills.
Another un-enthralling by the books affair from the DC Animated crew. Much closer to Son of Batman or Superman: Doomsday than Under the Red Hood or The Dark Knight Returns. Watchable but of minimal appeal. Though it does feature Aquaman saying "Outrageous!" which tickled me more than a little.
Despite some changes they made to fit this into their animated timeline, I thoroughly enjoyed this. The introduction of Arthur is definitely unique, but it was great to see his transformation to Aquaman over the course of the movie. Mera actually stole a lot of scenes and was really awesome too. It's exciting to see Aquaman as the focal point of a Justice League adventure, and only makes the wait to 2018 that much longer!
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