Ooof, all right, that last batch finished off the last of the DC live-action stuff for sure.
(Oh, fine, I left out Shazam!, and Isis, but..screw it)
So, now, it's on to the animateds.
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
Y'know, I said once somewhere, that although some great actors have portrayed him, Batman has yet to have his Christopher Reeve.
Well, nah, screw that, I was wrong, it's Kevin Conroy.
Kevin Conroy IS Batman for a generation.
Oh, don't get me wrong, Christian Bale is great n' all, but...y'know..
Anyway, the film...
Well, it's pretty much a ripoff of "Batman: Year Two", innit?
Except with a different twist at the end...which I won't spoil.
Also, a pre-Harley Quinne relationship Hamill-Joker is on hand for some mischief.
This was the only one of these to be released in theaters.
I love the soundtrack on this one.
Here, a couple goodies...
(Say, whatever happened to Tia Carrere anyway?)
Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero
Erm, pretty much a long episode.
Kicks ass all over "Batman & Robin", though.
Which, I think was probably the point.
*Shrug* bought the DVD to round out the (then) trilogy.
Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker
Not only one of the best animated Batmans, but one of the best Batman films period.
Hmm, no, I'd even put it up there with best Batman stories period.
Yeah, that pantheon.
Killing Joke, Long Halloween, stuff like that.
Definitely Hamill's greatest moment in the sun with the (Joker) role.
It's a must to get the uncut version though.
Grabbed this on DVD along with the above two.
Nothing fancy to report.
But, I recommend you do the same.
Well, with the possible exception of Sub-Zero.
Although, I have yet to see the animated's replacement fill-in for the trilogy.
Batman :Mystery of the Batwoman
Ehh...another long episode.
Still not up there with Phantasm, or Return Of The Joker.
Possibly a bit better than SubZero.
Nothing to write home about.
Watch it, and forget it.
The Batman vs. Dracula
Superman: Brainiac Attacks
Another long episode.
Oh, it's good, but....well, see the history segment...
Um, right, so, Brainiac is "killed", in the first few minutes, rebuilds himself as...a Transformer, essentially, and him and Supes Godzilla-fight a whole bunch to the point it's almost annoying.
There's a B-plot of Supes needing to cure Lois of Kryptonite blood poisoning, and a C-plot of Jimmy having a hardon for Lex's henchwoman.
Everything wraps up as neat as an episode of the old George Reeves show.
Tch...I could swear I saw on Cartoon Network, an animated film with Superman, and Luthor, and Brainiac, done in a more realistic style, and more edgy and adult, where Luthor bonds with Brainiac....and stuff...
Wikipedia has no record of it ever existing, and neither does Google.
Am I a dimension traveler in my sleep?
This isn't the first time a phantom movie or comic has slithered out of reality on me.
I remember watching the thing, I remember going "that was fucking awesome! What was that? ".
I remember looking it up on the TV Guide site, and learning the name...
Now it's gone.
Could I have dreamt it?
No, I'm not that good a writer, at ALL, this thing was really good...
Where'd it go?
Shit, this'll drive me nuts...
Teen Titans: Trouble In Tokyo
Another long episode.
Arcs of the show were better than this.
Nothing major happens, no one dies, fucks, quits, reveals a secret, marries, gives birth, learns a life altering lesson, comes to terms with themselves, changes, no new character shows up to join the cast, the story doesn't get shaken up in any way.
Forgettable moosh just on the safe side of "watchable".
Kids might like it.
Dumb little ones too young to even watch this, and care.
Collect the old 80's comics.
That's got the real meat on these characters.
If you were 10-12 when this show premiered, you're old enough now for the sex and violence.
Aaaand, boom, that's the first batch of these ones.
Up next, more of these.
(BTW, this goes between this, and this)
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