DC Heroes

Everything Batman, Wonder Woman, and beyond. The DC:EU, DC:AU, graphic novels, TV shows, all in one place.

Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice

Competent and not worthy of the level of hate bestowed on it, but ultimately still a little wide of the mark.

Batman: Assault on Arkham

A more competent version of the live action Suicide Squad movie, though ultimately the plot falls apart entirely if you stop and think about how government departments work at all. Still, where's the fun in that?

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part I

A gritty, brooding, ageing Batman who doesn't roll his punches, resulting in an impactful tale with some interesting analysis on whether Bruce has done more harm than good, in the long run.

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part II

A feature-filled smorgasbord of Batman plotlines, executed solidly, albeit not as thoughtfully as Part I. Worth a watch.

Batman: The Mask of the Phantasm

Enjoyable, archaic superhero fare that unfortunately pales in comparison to more modern outings.

Batman: Year One

Beautifully animated, scripted and developed synopsis of who Batman, Gordon and, indeed, Gotham actually are. A fantastic retread of the character, with Bryan Cranston to boot!

Birds of Prey

A weird but enjoyable movie with some amazing action sequences and a very alive Gotham; Quinn-tessentially Harley (I couldn't resist).

Constantine

A show cancelled just as it was getting started and a definitive casting for the titular character that will be hard to beat. Even if we're never going to get to find out what happens next, I'd still recommend it for those interested in folklore and myth or just the comics themselves.

Green Lantern: First Flight

Give it a miss unless you're a total Green Lantern fanboy, and even then don't expect anything great.

Green Lantern: In Brightest Day (Tales from the Green Lantern Corps)

A brilliant introduction to the Green Lantern franchise; a near-perfect anthology of critical moments in the development of the series and lore.

Green Lantern: No Fear

A solid (false-) start to the soft reboot of the Green Lantern Corps and everything that comes with it.

HUSH

A brilliant Batman story with a fantastic new villain and utterly beautiful artwork. One of the Bat's best.

JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time

Fun enough but not really anything new or particularly interesting.

Justice League: Doom

A solid film with a couple of plot holes. If you're willing to wave these as standard comic book thinking then the remainder is highly enjoyable.

Justice League: Gods and Monsters

An interesting thought experiment played through fairly well, but beyond the fan interest there isn't much novel here.

Justice League: The New Frontier

A beautiful, clever and refreshing introduction to some of DC's biggest names with thought-through and interesting character development. It's just a shame about the surprise Aquaman!

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis

Good animation but stifled of time to tell its story whilst making some rough decisions around plot points means this is a low point in the DC:AU.

Justice League: War

A decent enough origin story and arguably a more interesting plot than the live-action equivalent, but ultimately a little hollow.

Shazam

A surprisingly competent superhero movie wrapped around the most ridiculous superhero in DC's canon.

Suicide Squad

A hot mess. Some great characters, some excellent acting, and some decent parts. But also some terrible characters, some terrible acting, and a terrible plot in general.

Superman: Doomsday

A decent retread of Superman with just enough heart and thought to be entertaining, though at times inconsistent and never novel.

The Killing Joke

The Joker's take on himself, a brilliantly written and poignant look at one of the best villains created and a justifiably revered arc. Truly excellent.

The Lego Batman Movie

A clever look at both Batman and superhero motifs in general tied together in a funny, clever kids movie with a surprising amount of heart.

The Man Who Laughs

Perhaps not the definitive Joker story, but still a damned fine one with excellent tension and artistry.

Titans

A fun take on some classic characters, with decent ideas and solid casting marred slightly by a lot of plotholes and some weird story decisions. Hawk and Dove are dope, though, and that's pretty impressive.

Wonder Woman

Holy crap, DC have created a genuinely clever, interesting, well-made superhero movie. Praise be to Zeus!

Wonder Woman (2009)

Diana is actually well written and Nathan Fillion is great as ever, but ultimately Wonder Woman fails to justify its plot in any meaningful way.

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