Monday, April 7, 2008
Justice League: The New Frontier Review
What a great way to craft a Justice League story: turn the clock back to the 1950s and the Golden Age of comics but inbue a bit of a modern sensibility to the characterizations. The writing is surprisingly good with a bunch of humerous quips and '50s in-jokes (though I admit the heroic speeches are groan inducing). With the exception of Jeremy Sisto's far too gruff Batman the voicework is all very strong, especially David Boreanaz. I appreciated the film's focus on a lesser known (to me) character: The Green Lantern - rather than the typical Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash. I didn't quite 'get' the villain, it seemed like a poor man's version of the villain in last year's Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer and didn't really seem like much of an actual threat. Regardless, this premise is a nice way to breathe some new life into these characters and was an enjoyable enough experience.
Overall Score: 6/10