Wednesday, March 9, 2011

We've Come So Far

Ever since Marvel announced they were going to make an Avengers movie, every fanboy and girl out there has been talking about a JLA flick. Well kids, I'm here to tell ya, it ain't gonna happen. The guys over at DC will tell you that they think a JLA movie is unnecessary because their characters are so much larger than life that they don't need to mix up the individual properties to achieve geek success. I cal bullshit on that. Wanna know why? Because they've already been down the JLA road before (twice, technically), and it was a bumpy ride.

This laughable TV pilot features the awesomest of the awesome from the DC comic universe, or it was supposed to anyway. With the rights to Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman all tied up in Hollywood even way back in 1997 before the comic book movie boom and no one really giving a damn about Aquaman (possibly the lamest of all of DC's characters besides this one) the creators of this show had to fall back on the made-up-for-Super-Friends heroes that no one really liked and the underused characters that no one really knows much about anyway. Fire and Ice were only around in the Super Friends cartoons as far as I know, and it probably should have stayed that way. The Atom was a horrible choice for a Justice League member, and his costume was stupid. Guy Gardener as the Green Lantern? Why not Hal Jordan? J'onn J'onzz as the leader of JLA? Also why was The Flash (Barry Allen at least) a complete putz? This piece of tripe was a huge disappointment from beginning to end, only enjoyable to those of us who love to make fun of bad TV and cinema.

You'll find this one next to that Fantastic Four movie I told you about a while back at the local flea market bootleg booth. You're going to be disappointed, and you'll hate yourself for spending ten bucks on a copy of a copy of a copy, but if you're a collector you should try to pick this up. It'll sate the hunger of the inner-fanboy. Want to try before you buy?

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