Justice League: The New Frontier (2008)

Martian Manhunter (left), the Flash (center) and Wonder Woman (right) from "Justice League: The New Frontier"

Warner Home Video has begun to come out with some remarkably entertaining films starring the Justice League of America. My curiosity was peaked into viewing Justice League: the New Frontier after being somewhat surprised and entertained by two recent DC comic animated movies, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern: First Flight. What I admired about the Wonder Woman and Green Lantern movies was the story itself. So ofetn an animated film can feature spectacular artwork but the plot makes it hard to hold your interest. These movies watch like a good graphic novel reads. The same can be said for Justice League: the New Frontier.

Based from the graphic novel by Darwyn Cooke, the story is based around the origin of the super heroes who join forces to battle an evil entity bent on the destruction of mankind. The artwork itself is pretty good and I really appreciated the attention to the historical timeline throughout the movie, all the way down to having costumes for Batman and Superman reflect the earlier versions of their comic adventures. Being a child of the comic book era, I appreciated the basic story of heroes versus villains, showcasing one another’s super strengths against one another. I feel they captured the true essence of the stories with The New Frontier. An added attraction to listen for is the voice support of such notables as Neil Patrick Harris (the Flash), Kyle Maclachan (Superman), Lucy Lawless (Wonder Woman), Jeremy Sisto (Batman) and Miguel Ferrer (Manhunter). Watch this and if you find it to your taste, I sugest you go ahead and watch the next great Justice League movie, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths.

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