Special Edition Podcast

Special Edition – Justice League Dark

Show Notes

The iFanboy Animation Brain Trust — Conor Kilpatrick, Paul Montgomery, and Ryan Haupt — discuss the latest DC Universe Animated Original Movie: Justice League Dark! Plus a look ahead to Teen Titans: The Judas Contract!

Running Time: 00:25:20

Justice League Dark


“Dark As A Dungeon”
Johnny Cash


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  1. a few thoughts:

    The dubstep intro?

    I forget the name of the patron who can normalize sound volumes but I could have really used his help
    anytime there was an action sequence- I mean- it doesn’t have to be triple the volume to increase the tension.

    It was def well written maybe one of the best so far but listening to the Brittshism’s was like listening to certain writers going for teen-speak- enough.
    “cufflink bathtub bees and honey”

    Making Batman the magical equivalent of a technophobe seemed to ring a little hollow.
    I get it’s to highlight Constantine’s expertise but still- Batman is a detective I don’t think he would ignore such present thing so completely

    The Constantine is a charming asshole Han Solo style button was smashed too many times.

    But overall I really enjoyed it- writing- animation and direction were top level for these films.

  2. Thanks again for doing these podcasts I always enjoy them. Similar to all of you, I liked this one, enjoyed watching it. Was fun enough. I know these movies have lost some of their luster so again I’m thankful you guys keep on watching and talking about them. Thanks again!

  3. I grow more and more amused at how truly awful I am at predicting if you guys will love or hate one of these DCAnimated things lol. This time, though, I thought for sure I had you figured out! – only to listen to your podcast and find I am wrong yet again. But I’m glad you liked it 🙂 I actually enjoyed the opening quite a bit, and got even more excited to see Hawkman (!) and John Stewart (!) with the rest of the Justice League. And I really liked the design styles, and most of the voice-acting. But once I realized that the bulk of this story would utilize only Batman with these JLDark characters… I got super bored. Admittedly, I’ve never been a big fan of magic in my superhero stories, be they Marvel or DC. Zatanna’s an exception for me, I love her – but I have never liked Constantine, so this animated feature clearly was not for me. I dunno. I’d get excited to see Black Orchid / then get bored by an unnecessary Felix Faust fight (which went on *forever*). I’d get excited to hear Alec Holland’s name, and to see Swamp Thing / then get bummed when he ducked out of the story. And sure, I love Batman… but I am also sick to death of Batman being all over every DCAnimated movie I see. If they squeeze him into The Judas Contract, I will scream.

  4. Having one of these focus on someone besides the core Justice League, it sounds like they’re finally playing to me so it sounds like I’ll have to check this one out.

    Related to which, it does say something about the bubble I live in that I honestly didn’t realize New Frontier didn’t sell that well. I’ve enjoyed some of the other DC animated films, but I LOVED New Frontier. Heck, that movie was my entryway to Darwyn’s work, so it wasn’t even that I was already a fan.

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