Monday, March 8, 2021

Scooby-Doo The Sword and the Scoob (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




Take a journey back in time to King Arthur’s court in this legendary saga of wizards, knights, dragons…and Scooby-Doo! An evil sorceress tries to seize power in Camelot, so King Arthur needs the help of our favourite super sleuths to save his throne. But will their valiant efforts only make things royally worse? This new movie serves up laughter on a platter, and Scooby and Shaggy are ready to dig in! 

 

Scooby-Doo! The Sword and the Scoob features the familiar voice talents of Frank Welker as Scooby-Doo/Fred Jones, Grey Griffin as Daphne Blake, Matthew Lillard as Shaggy Rogers and Kate Micucci as Velma Dinkley. The film also features Jason Isaacs as King Arthur Pendragon and Nick Frost as Merlin. Scooby-Doo! The Sword and the Scoob was executive produced by Sam Register and produced by Maxwell Atoms, Spike Brandt, Jim Krieg and Colin A.B.V. Lewis. The film was directed by Atoms, Christina Sotta and Mel Zwyer, and was written by Jeremy Adams. 










MY THOUGHTS

If you have been reading my blog posts for a while you will already know that I am a huge fan of Scooby-Doo so of course, I had to watch and review this movie.

Scooby-Doo The Sword and the Scoob is a fantastic and "spooky" animated movie that is fantastic to watch with the entire family.  The story is very well done and of course, the voice acting was great. 

This movie is entertaining and fun. 

I give this movie a 5 out of 5. 


Wednesday, February 24, 2021

HARLEY QUINN: THE COMPLETE FIRST AND SECOND SEASONS (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




 Harley Quinn (Kaley Cuoco) has finally broken things off once and for all with the Joker (Alan Tudyk) and attempts to make it on her own as the criminal Queenpin of Gotham City in this half-hour adult animated action-comedy series. With the help of Poison Ivy (Lake Bell) and a ragtag crew of DC castoffs, Harley tries to earn a seat at the biggest table in villainy: the Legion of Doom. Don’t worry – she’s got this. Or does she? In Season 2, Harley has defeated the Joker, and Gotham City is hers for the taking…what’s left of it, that is. Her celebration in the newly created chaos is cut short when Penguin, Bane, Mr. Freeze, The Riddler and Two-Face join forces to restore order in the criminal underworld. Calling themselves the Injustice League, they’re intent on keeping Harley and her crew from taking control as the top villains in Gotham.

Harley Quinn: The Complete First and Second Seasons is now available online and in stores near you. 

MY THOUGHTS

First off I have to warn you that this animated show is intended for adults only. Also if you do not like swearing do not watch this.

I am a huge fan of Harley Quinn so of course I had to watch this and I am so glad I did because well I have to say I love this show. The story is fantastic and the animation is as well.  I personally liked the actors that play each character.  

This is one I know I will be watching again in the future and I can't wait to see what will happen in the third season.

I give this 4 out of 5. 

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

BATMAN: SOUL OF THE DRAGON (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






Set in the midst of the swinging 1970s, this Elseworlds adventure finds Bruce Wayne training under a master sensei. It is here that Bruce, along with other elite students, is forged in the fire of the martial arts discipline. The lifelong bonds they form will be put to the test when a deadly menace arises from their past. It will take the combined efforts of Batman, world-renowned martial artists Richard Dragon, Ben Turner and Lady Shiva, and their mentor O-Sensei to battle the monsters of this world and beyond!


 

Batman: Soul of the Dragon is available now online and in stores near you.

 

MY THOUGHTS


Batman: Soul of the Dragon is an original DC Animated Movie from Warner Bros. Pictures. It is a stand-alone, “Elseworlds” adventure that takes well known characters and puts them into different or unusual places or periods of history. Batman: Soul of the Dragon is set in the 1970’s and draws from the martial arts movies of the decade in its storyline and overall design.

When a face from Bruce’s past shows up unexpectedly, he is reminded of a threat he thought long buried and forgotten: a mystic gate that sealed away an ancient evil. Although Bruce and his fellow students stopped the evil last time, it was sealed only by the sacrifice of their martial arts sensei, O-Sensei. Now years later, a cult called Kobra has rediscovered it and plans to unleash the serpent god, Nagi, upon the world. Bruce, as Batman, must team up with his fellow students Richard Dragon, Bronze Tiger and Lady Shiva to stop Kobra and end the threat once and for all.

The movie is good. The music and the art design for the characters really invoke a 1970’s vibe. Seventies’ pop culture was full of martial arts-themed movies and comics and Batman was no exception to that trend, fighting ninjas and assassins. The other characters, Richard Dragon, Lady Shiva and Bronze Tiger are all martial arts characters created in the 1970s and fit well in the story. Batman and these characters also have another thing in common; they have all been written in the 1970s by late comic writer Dennis O’Neill.

The voice acting is great, too. Warner Bros continues to use established television actors to voice the characters, with David Giuntoli (from TV’s Grimm) as Batman and Mark Dacascos from Hawaii Five-O as Richard Dragon. Both Kelly Hu and Michael Jai White both return to their role of Lady Shiva and Bronze Tiger, respectively, with Hu having previously voiced Shiva in the Batman Arkham Origins game and White played a live-action Bronze Tiger on Arrow.

It should be noted that this movie has been rated R by the MPAA for “Some Violence.” While not graphic, there are scenes with blood and characters are stabbed and limbs and heads are severed. The Canadian rating for this is PG. With any movie like this, parental guidance is suggested.

Batman Soul of the Dragon is a great addition to the DC Animated Movie scene. As an original story, it works well, while paying homage to the martial arts movies and comics of the 1970s. Fans of both should find something to like.


I give this 5 out of 5.