Search for Justice – 4 Takeaways from Justice League: Doom

I will be checking out these Justice League animated movies as much as possible. I will be using the same four questions I use here to assess each film.Best League Member?

The characterization of Batman as a whiny, bratty, paranoid psycho fascist is always the direction a Bruce Wayne past the age of 30 should be. And that is what they do with him here! I would generally prefer to see Justice League stories with Batman in a supporting role which makes sense for a variety of reasons. But if they are gonna cave to making him the main character by default, this is how you do it! He’s the whole reason the villains were able to do what they did! Thanks Bruce for always being wrong! (And Kevin Conroy naturally did a great job.)

Weak Link?

Hal Jordan is characterized as kind of a creep and Fillion’s performance felt entirely phoned in. I have yet to see a version of Hal Jordan to really grab me, and Fillion’s lifeless voice work did nothing to salvage the typical mediocre arc set aside for him.

Worthy Villain?

While the endgame story itself was boring with whatever the heck Savage wanted or whatever, the actual plan finding a nemesis for each Justice League member made for an entertaining story. The majority of the film is actually that and was better for it! Good stuff!

Recommendation?

Yea! This one was pretty solid! It leveraged a good use of Batman to tell a shockingly intimate character-based story with all members getting something to do. The shoehorned-in armageddon plot was whatever but what can you do. They always force those in there. Thumbs Up!

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