Wizard said:Well, I guess that complaining is part of the whole process. As there are people who love the show, there will be people that don't. As some episodes are enjoyed, others aren't. That's the way it is.
Wizard said:There really is no pleasing everybody. However, from what I've seen there are far more satisfied people than dissatisfied people, and I am among them. The satisfied people, I mean Twilight was awesome. I loved seeing Mercy and Lex back together (sort of) in Tabula Rasa, and Robert Picardo was a nice Amazo. Tabula Rasa was wonderfully freaky- I'd love to see a rematch. Maid of Honour was a great Wonder Woman spotlight, and it even brought back Savage and kept him a very credible threat. Hearts and Minds was a little confusing- how was Despero able to keep control of the Pytar for so long if he deviated so radically from what it originally intended for him?- but I'd like to see a rematch here also, especially if Despero's learned to keep John's ring away from his eye. Comfort and Joy- which I, being Canadian, have seen- is awesome, IM(NSH)O. I won't spoil it. It's far too good to spoil.
Wizard said:Oh- welcome to the boards!
I absolutely agree with you, Aquagirl! Hawkgirl does look gorgeous w/o the mask.Aquagirl said:Hawkgirl looks gorgeous without that hideous mask and Green Lantern looks very hunky!! and the kisss scene was great!!
Have you seen both parts? I thought the Jokers plan was brilliant.DisneyBoy said:We got our first airing of Wilds Cards here on Monday night, so here are my thoughts.
Yah...that's a boring way to start a post, but I'm tired and couldn't think of anything better.
Nice lead-in to the episode, with Batman urgently warning that dude to cancel the feed. Nice animation there too. They both actually looked worried about what was going to happen. And then the Joker pops up, and I find myself slightly underwhelmed by the animation. He looks so flat, it's incredible, given that they've been animating him for a decade now. I just rewatched "Injustice for All Part Two" a day ago, and he looked better there than he does here.
Thankfully though, that's when the creative angle of the story kicked in. The countdown clock. The 'red carpet' jokes. Harley in the copter. None of these things were very funny on their own, but when sequenced one after the other, they amused me quite a bit.
And then the Flush Gang showed up. I don't mean to make them sound like they were such a let-down, but compared to what little I've seen of the Gang in BB, these guys seriously need some continuity between their outfits. And of course, they all have super-powers. Because to be a threat to the League, you simply MUST have super-powers. Right?
I disagree. Riddler could easily drive these folks batty, and I was really expecting more from the Joker than narration in this ep. I really wanted the writers to have made full use of his twisted mind to challenge the Leaguers on more than just a physical level. I'm not talking about a ROTJ kinda challenge, but more of a "How can you stop me now that I've put sequence X into motion, MUAHAHAHAHA!!??!?" Something that makes them scratch their heads and say, "Only the Joker could have come up with something so warped and impossible". Instead we get the junior X-Men zipping around.
Why does Luthor have to be responsible for everything? I think the military angle worked fine in my opinion. As far as the RFG goes there aren't many truly original characters created today that cant be linked to a already existing character. Just because a character can stretch doesn't make them the Elongated Man. Would it be a waste to have another character show up with wings like Hawkgirl? There are multiple characters out there and some have similar abilities. The only thing that really separates someone like Captain Marvel from a guy like Superman in terms of powers is something like heat vision.And ten as the Elongated Man? Total waste. Especially considering that.the Elongated Man is now scheduled to appear in Season Three or Four
The super strong guy who can't feel pain? Boring and unoriginal. The girl who can control metal? Yah sure....I'll bet they were all born with these amazing powers.
I think they if they really wanted the teens to have these powers, they should have placed the blame of their captive childhoods on the shoulders of Lex Luthor. Now that he's been out breaking the law in the open, why not have it be revealed that he kidnapped these kids in the hopes that they could be turned into his own personal Anti-Superman squad or something. Even that would have been more interesting that the "military/government" origin.
So... JL uses a 24 concept and you call that "something new"Fone Bone said:I love the 24-ish clock. Anyone who says Justice League never tries anything new is wrong.
Salvor said:So... JL uses a 24 concept and you call that "something new"
Anyway I completely agree with DB... "losing interest" seems to happen to me a lot when I watch JL...
The JL Kid said:24 didn't use that concept before Julia Louis Dreyfus' show "Watching Ellie." And, I'm sure it's been done before that. Nothing is original anymore, but in Cartoon land, or DCAU land, it was different.
Oh wow I love that episode of MASH - I don't remember the specifics either, except that if they didn't give the guy some kind of transplant within 22 minutes, he'd be paralyzed - which led to this dramatic scene where the priest and BJ are waiting for a boy to die so they can use his organs, and the boy's buddy is horrified at how ghoulish they are.b.t. said:i'm sure no one will believe me, but i've wanted to do a "real-time" countdown story for YEARS...i was, in fact, inspired by an old episode of M*A*S*H*, of all things (can't even remember what its plot was about at this late date, just thought it was a nifty gimmick)...we toyed with doing a "real-time" ep of b:tas back in the day, but nothing ever came of it....
Simple Simon said:b.t, normally I wouldn't specifically ask you about an episode like a rabid fanboy , but I'm interested in how a "real-time" episode would be storyboarded. I can only imagine how difficult it'd be to make sure everything was in continuity time-wise.
Oh, and I like the trick of making at least the first few shots of the JL all camera angles, like Joker would see on his monitors. It really enhanced the "reality-show" aspect of the episode a lot.
Phantasm said:hawkgirl isn't all that great looking!andrea still beats her and remains at the top spot as the most beautifully drawn WB character ever!