With the latest animated film from DC ComicsGreen Lantern: Beware of my powerreceiving lackluster reviews on Letterboxd, it became the most recent addition in a string of poor reviews for recent DC projects in Letterboxd.
DC Animated Movies as part of the DC Animated Universe or as standalone projects have been great in the past, however. Letterboxd users have been very generous to some who captured the art style of their source comics well or told a great story. Anime projects and superhero movies don’t always do well on the site, so those who do well with high scores have definitely achieved something.
Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo – 3.5
The Teen Titans The animated series is probably one of the more unique choices in DC’s animated roster, as it moved away from the style of the comic books and leaned more into the Cartoon Network style of its day. Trouble in Tokyo is no exception to the popularity of the show.
With many Letterboxd users being in the age group to remember this show fondly, the film likely holds a special place in the hearts of many. For many, Teen Titans is a major source of nostalgia, as the series was hugely popular in the 2000s
Batman: The Long Halloween, Part 2 – 3.5
As one of the first films in DC’s new animated film continuity, Batman: The Long Halloween had a ton of pressure to nail the style of Batman, Gotham City, and a ton of Batman thieves. Luckily, the movies were a hit, and Jensen Ackles thrived as The Dark Knight.
This film was a high point in DC’s recent animation struggles, with the comics’ excellent storyline potentially resonating with Batman fans and moviegoers alike. Moviegoers love more grounded Batman takes, where he’s less competent and more focused on his detective work and mystery.
Justice League Dark: Apokolips War – 3.5
Marking the end of the DC Animated Film Universe, Justice League Dark: Apokolips War saw the league take on Darkseid for the first time since Justice League: War, in a final battle with the main antagonist of the continuity. Despite introducing some of the DCAMU’s weirder storylines, the final film was well received.
DC’s darker animated movies tend to do better on Letterboxd, and Apokolips War is certainly dark. With many Letterboxd users following the DC Animated Movie Universe, the climax pulls off a solid ending that speaks to its quality.
The Batman Movie Superman – 3.6
The movie Batman Superman: the best in the world was a collection of crossover episodes of the 90s Superman and Batman animated series. Both series were loved individually, so the teaming up of the two heroes was a major thrill, which led to it also being released in form of movie.
Like with Teen Titans, DCAU projects are still able to resonate with many Letterboxd users, as the average age ranges from 25 to 34 years old. All of the shows in this universe have been hits for this age group, and many remember the movie where Batman and Superman first joined forces. The DCAU has truly captured the best of DC’s beloved comic book characters, and The best in the world has some of the best quotes from the DCAU.
The Lego Batman Movie – 3.7
It’s rare to see such a light-hearted version of Batman, especially on the big screen. The Lego Batman Movie was a massive hit for DC, grossing over 300 million at the box office. The film is simply fun, while remaining respectful of comic tradition.
The Lego Batman Movie earns its Letterboxd rating, with performances from comedic legends like Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis and Michael Cera, plus a massive cast of ridiculously talented voice actors. Being one of the few DC animated films to be released theatrically, The Lego Batman Movie has the advantage of getting a lot more attention from Letterboxd users.
Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox – 3.8
After a few years of stand-alone animated films, The flash point Paradox served as the starting point for the film series known as DC Animated Movie Universe. In the Flash-centric story involving an alternate timeline of the world’s heroes, the film nails its adaptation of one of DC’s greatest storylines.
Flashpoint’s plot should have some relevance in the upcoming the flash film, so for a quick catch-up, film is the way to go. Most comic book fans will be familiar with these events, as they even entered the live-action Flash series. Breaking point is one of DC’s most popular storylines in recent years, and with time travel and multiverse concepts becoming more common, successful movies tend to get higher scores on review sites.
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 – 3.8
Adapted from the works of one of the greatest comic book writers of all time, Frank Miller’s Return of the Dark Knight is one of the definitive Batman stories and served as the main inspiration for Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice.
For fans of graphic novels and movies, Frank Miller is one comic book writer to follow on Twitter. Letterboxd users love Batman movies, and Robert Pattinson’s recent portrayal has garnered plenty of views for animated movies past, with The black Knight returns by getting extra points for his influence on the live-action Batman movies.
Batman: Under Red Riding Hood – 3.8
Following the tragic death of Jason Todd and his turn to become the Red Hood, the 2010 Batman film is one of DC’s best animated films. The film uses its elements of mystery and darker tones for a dramatic and emotional retelling of the comic story.
It’s one of the darkest Batman films, and stories involving the Joker tend to get high scores on Letterboxd. Jokeris one of Letterboxd’s most-watched movies, and The black Knight is one of the highest rated. Fans love the character and watch different adaptations of him.
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 2 – 3.9
In the continuation of The Dark Knight Returns Part 1the second episode shows the fallout from Batman’s fight with the Mutants, where he’s now pitted against the Joker and a government-controlled Superman.
The animation stays true to the graphic novel art style, and Part 2 delivers one of the most faithful and thrilling comic adaptations to date. The film is also one of the highest ranked DC animated films on IMDb. With the popularity of The black Knight trilogy, stories with the idea of Batman’s legacy almost always work well on Letterboxd.
Batman: Mask of Phantasm – 3.9
Highlighting the highlights of Batman: The Animated Series would be difficult, because there are so many great moments. animated movie, mask of fantasy gives a unique insight into Batman’s origin and a moving account of the tragedy that surrounds him.
mask of fantasy is DCAU and DC Animation at its finest. The old style of animation, darker themes and originality of the movie mask of fantasy a must-have not only for DC fans but for the animation as well, and Letterboxd users have no hesitation in praising it.
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