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Philip J. Fry
01-23-2016, 09:51 PM



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Philip J. Fry
01-23-2016, 09:54 PM

JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time.
Giancarlo Volpe, 2014.

What did I like? The action scenes are just plain awesome, fast paced and never feel repetitive, which in retrospect, given Volpe's background from Avatar: The Last Airbender (directing some of the most memorable action-filled episodes of the show like Day of the Black Sun, The Drill and Avatar Roku) isn't much of a surprise with my favorite sequence being...
When Bizarro, Solomon Grundy, Toyman and Cheetah try to kidnap baby Supes while Cyborg, Flash and Aquaman try to stop them. All of them beat the shit out of each other all the while they're trying to get a hold of baby supes. The sequence is both hilarious and fun to watch.

What didn't I like? I thought the movie was way too short and went too fast which didn't allow that much time to develop the characters beyond Karate Kid and Dawnstar (which are fine, I liked them). To their credit, most of the other characters manage to do a lot with little screentime, specially Jack DeSenna's Robin, who's both hilarious, hotheaded and overall, an amazing Robin. Still, I think even an extra ten minutes for the movie to breathe would've done wonders. And the less we say about any plothole that could come up from Time-Travel paradoxes, the better.

Final thoughts: This movie is tons of fun, not particularly deep thematically or anything, but is good for DC fans and casual DC movie-watchers.