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Caped Crusaders - superhero movies & series

A general thread for discussing, reviewing, previewing, etc. movies and series featuring superheroes and superheroines (aka "cape movies").

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Justice League vs. The Fatal Five (2019) - FTV

More 2D animation goodness from Mr. Timm and the folks at WB Animation. This is a bit of a throwback to the very angular and minimalist style of TV animation that Bruce Timm pioneered for WB in the 1990's, and early 2000's. Except that it's better done, and much more polished than those earlier cartoons. There is a fair amount of graphic violence in this as well, so I would not recommend it for younger or less mature viewers.

Viewed on Blu-ray. Runtime = 77 mins.

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If you like the above movie, I'd also recommend the 1999-2001 animated series, "Batman Beyond". This series is set in the near-future, and features a (mostly) retired and somewhat decrepit Bruce Wayne trying to mentor a new crusader.

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I enjoyed this 2009 series as well,"Wolverine & the X-men". The visuals and storytelling were top-notch for an animated series. The SQ was a little dicey though on my system. And the FX and music often sounded a bit distorted on the Blu-rays, possibly due to too much loudness/dynamic range compression(?). Aside from that issue though, this was a great series.

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So what are your top 5 superhero movies and/or series?



Thor, circa 2015, by Esad Ribic.

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Couple more reviews while folks ponder the previous question...



Wonder Woman by Jim Lee.

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Justice League (2017) - FTV

LOTR with superheroes.

This probably would've been ok, except that much of the story got lost in the dazzling CG FX. And the villain was just another generic baddie from another dimension. As such, it plays a bit like a long cartoon... which is ok I suppose, if that's what you want to watch. STORY, STORY, STORY FIRST! Then if you need a little CG to pull things together, so be it. But use it sparingly. Superhero stories and characters are best when they are kept more down-to-earth, and vulnerable. Just my 2c fwiw.

This movie could also be cited for excessive slow-motion use. In most cases, it wasn't necessary to the story. And just a tedious, pointless embellishment.

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) - FTV

This wasn't too bad for a superhero flick. I have not seen all the MCU movies preceding this though. And it might be useful to watch the first Captain America and Avengers movies for the context. There is alot of gun violence in this. So it's probably not suitable for younger/less mature viewers. Black Widow, and Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. are also featured in this. Viewed on DVD.
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So what are your top 5 superhero movies and/or series?



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1. Batman
2. Superman
3. Transformers
4. Batman
5. Paul Rudd
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Thank you, darthrsg! Would that be the older Supes with C. Reeve and B. Routh?...



Newer Supes with H. Cavill?...



Or maybe the old, old Supes with George Reeves?...



...Or a little of everything?

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Thank you, darthrsg! Would that be the older Supes with C. Reeve and B. Routh?...



Newer Supes with H. Cavill?...



Or maybe the old, old Supes with George Reeves?...



...Or a little of everything?
All Supes.
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