Review: JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE NEW FRONTIER on DVD

Justice League

JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE NEW FRONTIER was released yesterday, February 26, on DVD. Lucky for me I got an advanced copy to review it.

I must start by saying that I haven’t read any of the comic books, so I am coming into this as a clean slate. I was expecting it to be more targeted towards kids, but after the first 10 minutes (especially after seeing some pretty violent scenes) I realized that maybe I was more in the target audience than I expected. With that said, I found myself really enjoying Justice League: The New Frontier, it felt like I was watching a movie, except that it wasn’t a live feature movie, but animation.

Justice League: The New Frontier focuses on the creation of the Justice League. The superheroes you can look forward to seeing include Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern (or the man who eventually becomes Green Lantern), Martian Manhunter, and The Flash. Unfortunately, some of them are only featured and the story doesn’t spend much time of them, such as Batman (which is too bad since I am a big fan). The three main characters of the story are Green Lantern or the man who will become Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, and The Flash.

I was very drawn into the Martian Manhunter storyline, I think it was very well structure and the audience can really empathize with his situation. I am now curious to see or read more about him.

Green Lantern is also a well developed character and its growth is also very appealing.

As for The Flash, I’m not as big a fan of his just in general, so I wasn’t as interested in this story, but he does have some sweet moments.

As the story moves along, the superheroes have to come together to fight a sort of monster (I won’t say what it is) that they cannot defeat alone. I have to say that the ending was sort of disappointing, it felt a little too fast and I wanted to see more of the superheroes fighting the monster. But that said, I was surprised by how much I enjoyed watching the whole film. I think that if you give it a try, you might be surprised by its quality. As for the Justice League comic book fans, I can only say that this could be a great addition to your Justice League collection.

And some final thoughts, now that I have seen Justice League: The New Frontier, I want to watch Superman: Doomsday (which was also released by Warner Bros. Animation) and I am looking forward to their next release, Batman: Gotham Knight (did I mention I am a fan of Batman?).