Justice League: War

The world’s finest heroes found the Justice League in order to stop an alien invasion of Earth.

The one thing I love about the DC Universe is that they are always coming out with these animated movies and at very high pace. These aren’t theatrical releases but each o

What I Liked 

The animation style was very clean and with the right combination of animation and CG. The story was high octave and very well put together for a short movie. We got see the characters at different stages, so you could meet them individually first except for maybe Superman. Then there was the bromance between Green Lantern & The Flash it was great and hilarious, hopefully this is eventually translated in to a live action film. Batman was great in the movie and as dark as usual, the one who puts the plans together. Cyborg & Captain Marvel had a great rythem going together, and I just wanted a bit more from Captain Marvel, he is always underplayed in these movies, Wonder Woman was of course the badass. The humor in the movie played out perfectly.

What I Disliked

It was a short movie so there were a few parts of the stories that were forced together. Darkseid’s introduction didn’t play out smoothly and he felt more like a video game villain that you reach at the end of the game.

Overall it is a good addition to DC animated library and if you do like comic movies then this is one to enjoy.

Review: Green Zone

Discovering covert and faulty intelligence causes U.S. Army Officer Roy Miller to go rogue as he hunts for Weapons of Mass Destruction in an unstable situation. The situation is based on the US Military just as they defeated Iraq in 2004, they are liberated but the country is unstable and some army guys are getting fed up with the bad intel and put in dangerous situations. An action packed movie from the beginning to end, trying to tell the story of the bureaucrats and the guys on the ground, covering up bad intelligence which led to the invasion of Iraq. A nicely thought out movie, and General Al Rawi is the same guy who plays Saddam in House of Saddam. Hollywood has learned to pick the right actors to speak the language and the whole movie fit together nicely. Greengrass is also the director of the Bourne movies, he knows how to make this type of movie work and Matt Damon knows how to work with him. An action packed movie telling a good story about the truth of the actions that took place in the Green Zone.

Link: IMDB

Review: The Hurt Locker

Iraq. Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb.

Its one of those movies which you really feel it, its a very raw movie, you get to feel what these guys are going through. It isn’t as smooth or nice as some movies make it, you get to feel the rough life and what some of these guys suffer mentally. It isn’t a movie meant to glorify American soldiers but meant to show what these soldiers face, having a job which calls on you to risk your life on a day to day basis takes a toll on any man. You have a team who want to be systematic to disarm these bombs with one guy who is a cowboy out for the adrenaline since he can’t feel life, and might not survive the next encounter. Surprisingly there are a lot of famous people in this movie playing side roles, I knew about this movie since 2008 so I’m surprised it got all this build up for 2009 and the 2010 Oscars, but it is well deserved.

Link: IMDB