Injustice

Don’t change that input. Injustice the video game is now a DC Animated Movie. If you loved beating up a bunch of DC super heroes in Injustice the game, then this movie is for you.

There are plenty of twists and turns with shocking gory death scenes. All of this is set in motion by Joker tricking Superman. Rightfully so Superman and Batman have opposing views and form their teams.

Special features included are Adventures in Storytelling – Injustice: Crisis and Conflict, and From the DC Vault 2: Bonus Cartoons. With it also arriving on 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital Code it’s pretty jammed packed with content.

It’s a good start to what could become a series of cameo animated films. Would be great to see more characters like the Mortal Kombat universe or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles swing into the action.

Night of the Animated Dead

Night of the Animated Dead presents an interesting idea. What if classic live action films were turned into animated films for modern day audiences? Kind of like the reverse of what Disney is doing with its animated films turning them into live action flicks. Retell the same story almost shot for shot.

It’s not a bad idea, but ideally the animation would be on par with the quality of the original film. This is where Night of the Animated Dead doesn’t fully work. I guess you have to like the animation style in order to now like the movie. The animation is similar to the style of the TV show Archer. So if you’re into that show imagine a lot more blood and you’ll like Night of the Animated Dead.

Thankfully the other elements such as story and voice over acting do their job and hold up the film. Night of the Animated Dead is not perfect, but it’s an unique take.

The Bluray does include one special feature called Making of the Animated Dead.

The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard

Whether you realize it or not new movies are being released. The first The Hitman’s Bodyguard dropped way back in 2017. The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard finally came out in 2021. Honestly I had no idea they released the sequel. So while I missed it, as I haven’t been to move theaters in years, I can now catch it on Bluray!

Ryan Reynolds + Samuel L. Jackson + explosions makes for a great buddy duo action flick. Add in Salma Hayek, Antonio Banderas, and Morgan Freeman and now you’ve got a party.

The Bluray comes with a DVD and Digital Copy. Special features include Ryan, Sam, Salma: One F’d Up Family – Gone Soft: The New Michael Bryce – Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard: #stuntlife – On the set of Hitman’s Wire’s Bodyguard – Gag reel – and theatrical trailers. It’s a good amount of extras that will make you laugh some more!

Superman: Man Of Tomorrow

Superman: Man Of Tomorrow is an origin story because it starts at the beginning. Don’t we all love origin stories? They’re usually the easiest story to tell because who the hell knows how a fictitious story is going to end. That being said Superman: Man Of Tomorrow ignores the typical Superman origin story and goes straight into the action.

Instead of General Zod or Lex Luthor doing something zany, we’ve got Lobo, an alien Parasite, and Superman figuring out what to wear from his costume. It’s actually nice to see new things happening in an origin story. Many things feel modern such as Clark Kent and Lois Lane being interns at The Daily Planet because as we all know companies don’t just hire unexperienced employees. I wonder if The Daily Planet is paying its interns. If not how is Clark affording to pay his rent?

Thankfully the story doesn’t focus on my questions. Speaking of the artwork and visuals it’s a very pretty animated film. In many ways it seems like it was pulled straight out of the comics.

Fun facts this movie comes in 4K ultra HD, Bluray, and Digital Code. Surprisingly there’s lots of bonus content included such as docs about Lobo and Martian Manhunter, sneak peaks for new animated DC Universe movies, and two episodes of the 90’s Superman cartoon featuring Lobo.

This package is like the ultimate for fans of Lobo.

The Flash: The Complete Second Season – Blu-ray Review

“Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.”

What events from your past do you wish you could change? What would you do differently? How do you think that would affect your life in the present day? For Barry Allen/The Flash (Grant Gustin), this isn’t just wishful thinking; it’s a reality. A reality that has taken him from tragic backstory a happy world with both parents and a positive outlook on life.

Or is it?

After speeding back in time to prevent the murder of his mother by Reverse-Flash (Matt Letscher), Barry finds himself in an alternate timeline known as Flashpoint. Things and people in Flashpoint look the same, but this alternate reality soon begins to affect Barry in strange ways. While he’s happy to have his mom back, was it worth the toll the reversal is taking on him and his powers? And who’s this other guy protecting Central City?

As Barry struggles to maintain familiar-to-him-but-new-to-everyone-else relationships with his friends and colleagues, it soon becomes clear that what he’s done by creating Flashpoint has created implications and complications that he never foresaw. Will his return from Flashpoint reverse all that he’s done? Or has he forever altered the lives and events of everyone and everything in Central City?

The Flash is a fast-paced and fun series that does a great job in the third season expanding Flash’s universe and creating new complications for Barry and his friends. The Flashpoint storyline definitely adds a new layer of complexity to the narrative as Barry’s friends start to feel the effects of the alternate universe even after Barry’s return.

It’s a solid season with a solid cast that includes cameos by Green Arrow, Supergirl, and the Legends of Tomorrow in a huge four part cross-over multi-episode event (only part one is featured on The Flash. The other parts can be seen on Supergirl (Season 2), Arrow (Season 5), and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (Season 2))! And, of course, don’t miss the musical episode, “Duet,” featuring Supergirl and Glee‘s Darren Criss as the Music Meister!

The Third Season of The Flash is loaded with fantastic Flash-centric features, that include:

Villain School: The Flash Rogues
Get schooled in Season 3 bad guys from Mirror Master to Doctor Alchemy!

Allied: The Invasion! Complex (The Flash)
Explore the story behind the Crossover Event.

Rise of Gorilla City
Join Grodd on his quest from the VFX artists’ point of view.

The Flash: Hitting the Fast Note
The meta-musical, from concept to final score.

The Flash: I’m Your Super Friend
A musical tribute to the song “Super Friend.”

Harmony in a Flash
Composer Blake Neely’s journey arranging Duet’s score.

Synchronicity in a Flash
Blake Neely works with the live orchestra to lay down the right sound for duet.

The Flash: 2016 Comic-Con Panel
Join the cast and executive producers in San Diego.

A Flash in Time: Time Travel in the Flash Universe
It’s Flashpoint 101, from comic-book inspiration to the implications of time travel left unbound.

A Conversation with Andrew Kreisberg and Kevin Smith
Discover the director’s unique approach to directing The Flash and Supergirl.

Gag Reel

The Flash is a great show that continues to get better with each season. I highly recommend it!

The Flash: The Complete Third Season is available September 5, 2017 on Blu-ray!