Superman Batman: Apocalypse

I’m sorry but am I the only one bothered by  the outlined upper lips on Supes and Bats?  Anyone?

Finally, an animated movie that I’ve read the comics it was based on haha! Apocalypse is based on “The Super Girl from Krypton” arc in the Superman Batman series by Jeph Loeb and Michael Turner. Although this was pretty faithful to the source material,  it didn’t exactly blow me away. But then again, the whole Superman Batman series doesn’t blow me away to begin with, I just read it for the homoeroticism.

Moving on.

I mostly watched this because Kevin Conroy was reprising his role as Batman but the best parts for me were the bits that had either Wonder Woman and/or Big Barda in it.  Barda’s a pretty recent favourite and I really need to read more stuff with her in it so any excuse to watch her is awesome.

Whoever choreographed the fight scenes must be a big wrestling fan — which I am not —  but there was this one epic scene with Wonder Woman and Lashina’s whip thing. (Sounds kinky)

Moving on.

I thought the Clark-Kara shopping montage was wa-ay too long and it was very, very cheesy. The final battle between Darkseid, Supes and Kara also took much time.

I wish they’d shorten those scenes and lengthened the scenes on Themyscira. Because I love me some Amazons.

Overall, I thought it was okay. Nothing spectacular, but worth watching.

Note: This entry was published late because I was too lazy make the screencaps earlier. Screencaps, that I just realised don’t have either Batman, Superman or Supergirl in them haha!

DC Animated Movie Week

Okay, I lie. I didn’t actually watch all of these this past week, but I couldn’t think of a title.

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1. Wonder Woman

The reason I wasn’t so into Wonder Woman as a kid was because of the incredibly cheesy Linda Carter TV series. I only started to like the character when I started watching Justice League and borrowing my cousin’s JLA graphic novels.

This re-hashed Wonder Woman origin movie is epic. Great dialogue and story, the animation and action scenes were fluid.  AND it’s produced by Bruce Timm, who I love, love, love for his work on Batman: The Animated Series and Justice League.

It’s also got a pretty heavy voice cast with Keri Russell as Diana, Alfred Molina  as Ares, Rosario Dawson as Artemis, and Marg Helgenberger as Hera.

And yes, the incredible, invisible flying jet’s in there too.

superman-batman-public-enemies-bluray2. Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
I haven’t read the comic books yet so I can’t make a comparison, but I enjoyed it. Of course, that could just be the Batman fangirl in me talking.

Not too fond of the art but maybe that’s because I prefer Bruce Timm’s pin-up-art-deco style.

There’s a lot of Bats-Supes bromance in here. A lot. Like, bordering-on-lovers-bromance. But Power Girl’s in it, so rejoice! Her ample boobage makes up for the bromance, if you’re not into that sort of thing.

Watch out for the, “You killed my best friend” line. It killed me. Hahahaha.

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Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman

3. Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman

Bruce Wayne + Ice-blue eyes = not working for me.

Alfred, as always, was awesome.

Wasn’t bad, nothing spectacular either.

The animation was a bit messy.

For the love of all that is holy, will someone explain to me how Batwoman’s mask works because I spent half the movie being bothered by it.

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BONUS!

Batman: The Brave and the Bold — Mayhem of the Music Meister

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The Brave and the Bold’s always full of lulz, but lulz set to music? YES PLZ!

Neil Patrick Harris stars as guest villain, the Music Meister, who has the power to control people by bursting into song.

I repeat: Neil Patrick Harris as singing and dancing villain. So much win in less than 30 minutes of cartoon.