most faithful comic book movie adaptation
Justice League: New Frontier is the single most faithful comic book movie adaptation (right up there next to Watchmen).
The story is the origin of the DC Silver Age; how the heroes met and why, with Hal Jordan's journey to become Green Lantern front and center.
A true masterpiece as the years the heroes debut in the story coincide with the years the characters were released in print (in the Silver Age).
Batman is shown in a more bare bones, even more real world view, Wonder Woman is shown as a brutal and dominating warrior, and Supes is not the big hero that saves the day! GL and Flash shine, alongside Martian Manhunter, in this animated gem, that is must viewing for any superhero junkie.
Justice League;The New Frontier
Having never read the graphic novel, I had no idea what to expect when I watched this movie and was very happy with the story, animation and the bonus feature on the history of the Justice League as well.
I have to say though, I was a bit taken aback by the violent scene near the beginning when Hal Jordan finds himself in a kill-or-be-killed situation when he is grappling with a North Korean soldier. A bit much for young children, I think (and by YOUNG I mean 8 years old or younger).
Cold War overtones, Mccarthyesque paranoia and the difference between the American dream and the American reality are the underlying tones in this film and i think the writers did a wonderful job. While i can't make a direct comparison to the comic itself, the movie certainly makes me want to read The New Frontier. But most of all, the film pushes me further into the world of DC comics as I continue what seems to be (and only time will tell) my shift from a steadfast Marvelite to DC enthusiast.
I grew up on Marvel for the most part..but as I approach my forties i find myself increasingly drawn towards the DC Universe and it is nice because there are so many new discoveries out there for me. Its like being a kid all over again.
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A Grittier version to the JLA. :) FUN!
Justice League: The New Frontier is a new DC Justice League movie that was released in 2008.
This movie is a toss back version of the Justice League of America based in the 50's or 60's. As a result all of the heroes, technology, and even costumes are all retro style.
The movie has been updated to show more violence, aggression, and blood splatters. You get everything from giant monsters to shooting of a child soldier.
The movie follows the arrival of the heroes "The Martian Manhunter and The Green Lantern". You also get to find out how McCarthyism has turned against the super heroes and how they are not trusted.
The storyline is great, strong, and really interesting. However I'd think twice about showing this to a younger child. Some of the violence is a bit harsh.
I still loved it though. The retro spin and the grittier action was nice.
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Classic art form.
Justice League: The New Frontier is unique. I really like it for it has a classic look to it. The classic look is a 1940s to 1960s art form to it. I loved it when Martian Manhunter transformed into the classic and famous cartoon character named: Bugs Bunny. I love Bugs Bunny it brought back childhood memories seeing Bugs Bunny drinking soda. Justice League: The New Frontier has action, the guest appearance of Aquaman, Supergirl and others. My boy Superman was not there for the main action but Superman is there and I Love Superman. The Centre is the enemy as a resolute it is worth seeing.
Justice League: The New Frontier (2008)- Well Done!
This follows the stories of individual superheroes, that tie together with a common goal. It involves a couple origin stories, and carries on with some other characters. It ends up being the begining of the Justice League.
The plot is interesting (based on the graphic novel). The dialogue is well written. The action is packed. The voice acting is well done. The art is unique when compared to most comic book shows out there.