Friday, February 18, 2011

Cartoons

Tonight I watched three DC Comics animated features.

The first was "Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam." This was okay. It mixed the origin of Captain Marvel with Black Adam chasing after him. Toss in a little Superman versus Black Adam and you have an hour long cartoon that could have been half an hour. There were fun lines, but it lacked a lot. Not much story, and not great voice actors. I mean really, James Garner as the voice of the Wizard Shazam? Ridiculous.

The second was "Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman." This one was fun. Using the classic artwork and voice actors from the old WB animated series. It moved fast with lots of action, and kept me guessing through most of it.

The third was Batman: Under the Red Hood." The final one had lots of good stuff in it. One of the best parts was Neil Patrick Harris as the voice of Nightwing. I do miss Mark Hamill as the voice of the Joker though. He lent a little credibility to the Joker's mania. This one seems a little forced. Otherwise, it brought a good tale to the screen.

2 comments:

Aaron Britton said...

Did you watch the other 3 animations in the Shazam Superaman Cartoon. The dvd should of has the Spectre (my favorite just pure genius), Green Arrow and Johah Hex (my second favorite).

Erik Appel said...

I streamed it from NetFlix, so all I got was the Superman/Shazam! feature. I'll have to check the webpage for the others.

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