Dan’s night off filled with animated goodness!
So after a while I finally decided to take the night off of work. Working nights is great, cause I’m all awake while the world is asleep. Its a great feeling.
One of my many plans for the night was to finally watch Star Trek (2009). I never got around to it and I keep getting crap from all my nerd friends about it. So I got comfortable on the couch with a bowl of chips and some Mountain Dew ready to set my phaser to entertainment! As I started up Netflix, I couldn’t find it. It was gone. Now what was I to do? Not only do I not get to see Star Trek, but now I get to hear Tom and others still give me crap for it. As I was browsing through Netflix I decided to catch up on all the animated movies I missed out on. All in all I had a really great night, but a lot of these film were really violent. Maybe I’m just getting old and fatherly, but I don’t remember cartoons showing so much death. It doesn’t bother me so much, just took me by surprise is all. So, here is what I watched on my night off –
All Star Superman
I really enjoyed this one a lot. Animation was great and I loved the story. It was really fun and I would definitely recommend this film to anyone.
This was all right. Really slow in the beginning, and not nearly as much Mystic arts as I was expecting.
Superman/Shazam: The return of Black Atom
Not only was this a cool cartoon, but I was surprised to see that it was almost a collection of stories. After the story of Shazam, there was one of The Spectre, Green Arrow, and Jonah Hex. I enjoyed all of them, however I feel they were all to short, I would have gladly paid for an hour long feature on each of the stories. They were all written well and the animation style was great. I especially loved the story of the Spectre.
Another great one. I remember reading this story line in the Superman/Batman series. It was really great to see them all on the animated small screen.
Finally – Batman: Under the red hood
I already started to love this for two reasons. Its has Jensen Ackles in it, and it starts off with Jason Todd dying. This one was decent. Nothing to impressive except for the Joker’s dialogue which was my favorite part.
I’d say it was a pretty good night off. I feel relaxed and happy. Guess it just goes to show that even one night off makes a difference.