Aquaman Gets His Due in "Justice League: Throne of Atlantis"

It’s about time Aquaman got the limelight he deserves. Anyone who’s kept up with his New 52 title knows the King of the Sea was resurrected with more powers than ever before when DC rebooted its universe. “Justice League: Throne of Atlantis” is the latest explosive animated offering from the comic book giant and Warner Home Video and proves to naysayers our fishy friend has what it takes to be a contender.

Atlantian troops assault Metropolis as revenge for the death of their King. But the Queen of Atlantis has different plans and requires the Justice League to find her lost son, Arthur. While they search for him, the Atlantian soldiers, led by Ocean Master, continue their assault.

“Justice League: Throne of Atlantis” is all the proof one needs to justify Aquaman’s place on the greatest super hero team of all time. Whether on land or at sea, he can use his liquid-centric powers to bring down the law on all who oppose him or his friends.

I love the style for the New 52 animated movies and think the change that started even before “Justice League: War” was needed. The voice actors all fit quite well, too. Of course it’s still hard to hear someone else besides Kevin Conroy voice Batman, but change occurs whether we like it or not.

“Justice League: Throne of Atlantis” is rated PG-13 for sci-fi violence and action throughout. There’s some profanity to be found as well. It was very unnecessary and really could’ve been avoided. The use of adult language is something that will cause some parents not to let their children watch the movie. However, I’m pretty sure no one would’ve avoided watching it if there weren’t any curse words.

The Blu-ray edition of “Justice League: Throne of Atlantis” features some fun bonus material. They include “Scoring Atlantis: The Sound of the Deep” featurette, a Robin and Nightwing Bonus Sequence, the “Throne of Atlantis” NY Comic-Con Panel, “Throne of Atlantis” Soundtrack, a Sneak Peek at DC Universe’s Next Animated Movie: “Batman vs. Robin,” “Villains of the Deep” Featurette, and Four Bonus Cartoons from the DC Vaults.

"Justice League: Throne of Atlantis" is one of my favorite animated offerings from DC Comics. I’m a big fan of Aquaman and it’s nice to see him get his due finally. My only complaint is the weird haze that seems to be placed over the animation in every DC animated movie I've seen. The film never lets up in the action and adventure departments and moves forward at a breakneck speed. There’s never a dull moment and it will leave you wanting more as the credits roll. Also, try not to miss a a "super" special guest drop the "hammer" on some Atlantian troops.

“Justice League: Throne of Atlantis” is available now on Blu-ray, DVD, and as a Digital Download.




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