Warner Brothers Home Entertainment has announced the date and released artwork for the latest DC Animated Movie, The Death of Superman starring the voice talents of Jerry O’Connell, Rebecca Romijn, Rainn Wilson, Jason O’Mara and Rosario Dawson. Click on the link below or image to the left to check out the features and artwork.
The DC Universe: 10th Anniversary Collection is an excellent release that even though some of the animated movies aren’t the best, having them in one place is nice. The only issue I have is, there is going to be more releases and given how physical media is going, not entirely sure there will be a volume 2 release, but who knows.
Justice League: Throne of Atlantis is not DCUA’s best output to date but it’s a perfectly entertaining film with a few flaws, primarily the limited running time. But the voice casting is mostly good, even Jason O’Mara, and on the whole I enjoyed it and some of the darker humor and taking the PG-13 rating to the limits in terms of animated affair.
Although hardly the strongest in the long line of DC Universe Animated Movies, Son of Batman still has a few things going for it from the animation, save for a couple lousy shots, and an interesting story that probably could’ve been expanded to make it more dynamic. On the negative side, I’m still not in love with Jason O’Mara’s voice as Bruce Wayne/Batman (carried over from Justice League: War) but it’s not as grating this go around.
Justice League: War might not be the best of the DC Universal Animated Movie line and a step down from Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox and The Dark Knight Returns, but it is entertaining enough though the voice casting this go around isn’t the best, though we might be stuck with them given War is to be the first of connecting DCUA movies.
One for the Money is a serviceable crime-comedy but it’s also completely forgettable. Katherine Heigl is OK in the lead role and in fairness to her, I’m not sure any other actress could’ve done that much better of a job. The plot itself is pretty thin and, worse yet, absolutely predictable. As far as the Blu-ray is concerned, it has a couple interesting featurettes and the video/audio transfers are pretty good, so if you’re a fan of this movie or the supporting cast, then it’d be worth picking up, otherwise at best this is a rental.