DC Presents: Injustice

Injustice is a DC animated film based on the popular video game of the same name. The story is set in an alternate universe where Superman becomes a tyrant after the Joker tricks him into killing Lois Lane and their unborn child. In the aftermath of this tragedy, Superman establishes a new world order where he and other heroes serve as judges, juries, and executioners. We talked about thought-provoking in our last blog post “Death Note”. This one is another one of those topics.

The film explores complex themes such as power, justice, and morality in a way that is both thought-provoking and entertaining. One of the most intriguing aspects of Injustice is its portrayal of Superman as a deeply flawed character. The Man of Steel is often depicted as an infallible hero, but in this story, he is forced to confront his own fallibility and the consequences of his actions. Again, I do believe many in his position may do the same or attempt. By “many” I don’t intend to mean the majority or minority of people, but I do think many people put in a situation like that with Superman’s abilities may think the same way.

The film also delves into the question of whether the ends justify the means. Superman believes that he is creating a better world by taking extreme measures to prevent crime and violence, but his methods are increasingly brutal and authoritarian. This raises the question of whether a just society can be built on the foundation of fear and oppression. It’s subtly brought up in many conversations Superman has with those who oppose him.

Injustice also explores the idea of loyalty and betrayal. As Superman’s regime becomes more oppressive, some of his former allies begin to question their loyalty to him and join the resistance. The film shows how difficult it can be to stand up to a powerful leader, even when it is the right thing to do. Hence the resistance, or can be seen as the origins of any revolution in history.

The animation in Injustice is top-notch, with dynamic fight scenes and stunning visuals. The voice acting is also superb, with many of the actors from the video game reprising their roles for the film. The story is well-paced, and the character development is excellent, with each character grappling with their own inner demons.

Overall, Injustice is a must-watch for DC fans and anyone interested in thought-provoking storytelling. The film raises important questions about power, justice, and morality, and it does so in a way that is both entertaining and engaging. If you’re looking for an action-packed, emotionally resonant animated film, Injustice is definitely worth checking out.

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Peacemaker Report

by: PhantomRicon

Today I was finally able to finish Season 1 of Peacemaker. No spoilers just my take on the show. I have to admit the hype is real. The show is very entertaining and fun. It can get dark and gory, but still has that “James Gunn” feel to the show. I’d even say John Cena was meant to play the Peacemaker.

The show takes place right after the Suicide squad movie, so if you haven’t seen it it may help to watch it first. Both Suicide Squad and Peacemaker are on HBO Max. Right now it’s looking like with Zach Snyder not currently in the picture, James Gunn is doing what James Gunn does. Take a “not so popular” character(s) from comics and making them likeable and fun. You’d be asking yourself “why have i not read or heard of these guys before”. I do see some characteristics from Guardians of the Galaxy Quill in the Peacemaker. From my view I feel like Peacemaker was what Gunn wanted to go and do with Guardians, but maybe Disney stepped in and said to keep it down on the violence and language. Right now I feel like we are getting the visualization of what James Gunn has always wanted to do with a comic book movie/series. Too keep this short or me my favorite character is Vigilante, the other characters show great chemistry with each other and make the show entertaining. They do touch on the other popular characters the Batman, flash and such in a very creative way. The intro to the show has a dance that I’m sure you are seeing or starting to see people do on social media. This show is defenitly a hit, and can’t wait to see where they go with Season 2, with James Gunn back as Director and writer of the season.