As much I rail on the bad movies of 2017, there were plenty of good movies too. Some were entertaining and nothing more, some were very outstanding and noteworthy films. Basically, there were A LOT of good movies, so many that I couldn’t keep it down to ten. Hell, I tried to keep it down to 15 and even that wasn’t enough. So, I just expanded it to twenty this time around. Anyway, here it is: Read More
2016 has been a monster of a year, what with the election and all (it’s gonna be a LONG four years; also fuck Trump and the Trump police if they try to get me), and of course with movies. For every gem that came out, there were also mixed bags at best and some REALLY bad movies at worst. I’ve yet to finish reviewing movies from 2016 that I’ve seen, there’s still some 2016 movies I’ve yet to see and would like to (and also dreading to see but you know me, I’m kind of a sadomasochist when it comes to this stuff) and to make my top best and worst movies of 2016, but I thought I’d try to get this out of the way in the meantime. So far as I’ve seen, 2017 doesn’t seem to be too bad for movies, and I’m looking forward to more. Now I will admit, I’ve already seen some movies that came out this year (The Lego Batman Movie, Split, Get Out, and John Wick: Chapter Two) so I won’t include them in the list, but I will say that they are definitely awesome and innovative in their own right, and hopefully there will be more awesomeness to come, though there will also be some crap movies coming out too. Also this is just my opinion, so if you have different ideas of movies to look forward to or dreading to see, that’s fine. So here we go:
So it’s been confirmed that Young Justice is coming back for a third season! Hooray! This has been something me and many other people have been hoping to happen for a LONG time. I’ll admit, at the time that it aired on TV, I didn’t get to watch it much, but what I did see of it was very good, and I’m glad it was well-received and had a strong loyal fanbase, and thankfully I’ve made up for that by watching ALL the episodes on the blu ray releases and loving how awesome it is to this day.
Young Justice was about a group of young superheroes trying to prove themselves to be full-fledged superheroes, instead of sidekicks as regarded by their mentors and older counterparts, by taking on covert missions against the Justice League’s enemies, who’ve formed their own group known as “The Light” (really just another nickname for the Secret Society of Super Villains or Legion of Doom). The show was like a mix of the youthful energy of Teen Titans and the scale/scope of Justice League/Justice League Unlimited, with the emotional depth and wider universe appeal of both added to it as well as that of the DC Universe as a whole. Read More
It’s nice to know that with the multiple universes that DC is doing with their current run of shows, movies, animation, video games, and of course comics, there can also be room for new ones, and that’s where this movie fits in.
I grew up on the DC Animated Universe, watching Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series, Justice League/Justice League Unlimited, Static Shock and Batman Beyond (my favorite, btw), and loving the storylines, characters, voice acting, animation, and how while they were adaptations, they just felt so original to me and still are. Heck, at one point I thought these characters only existed in this stuff, I didn’t know much about the comics they were based on until I got older. To me, that seemed like part of the magic of the DCAU that Bruce Timm helped create, and while that universe hasn’t made a comeback yet (at least not on TV or film, I know it continued in the Batman Beyond comics before the current one), it’s nice to know Timm has continued his involvement with DC on the animation side and isn’t fresh out of ideas, and this movie clearly shows that.
This movie is a nice breath of fresh air among all the animated adaptations that have come out of the DC Animated Original Movies line. I do enjoy those, but it’s good that there can be room for ideas that aren’t based on a specific storyline or tying in to another universe. Also, it’s nice to know that this movie doesn’t try to come out as a multiverse story like Injustice: Gods Among Us, because while the audience can be made aware this is set in another universe, it doesn’t have to make it THAT obvious or crossover with another universe, taking away whatever story could’ve been told simply with that universe alone, presenting it as if it was actually happening, though at the end the movie does hint at multiverse stuff. Justice League: Gods and Monsters does throw in some things people would be familiar with, but then twists it around and runs with it. There is also the comics and animated series that tie-in to this movie, yet really just expand on the characters’ origin stories and solo adventures. The first season of said animated series, consisting of three episodes, does that and I think it takes place before the movie, and with a second season, consisting of ten episodes, happening soon, it’d be cool to see if it takes place after the movie and builds up to the sequel or just explores more ideas set within this universe. Read More