It seems that after each movie they are increasing blood.It dosnt matter when it fits with movie tone like Flash point but they are using it unnecessarily.
Bloody DC animated movies
Blood is the least of our problems...
After the Dark Knight Returns, DC's animated movies have dropped a lot in quality. They are full of cheesy dialogue with souless voice acting, horrible and uneccessary action scenes so they can fill one hour because the plot is thin as hell! And the animation, god so rediculous.
Like @squalleon: said, blood is only one problem. Just look at the vulgarity, as well. Hal calls Bruce a "douchebag" in Justice League: War. Dick nearly tells Damian to go f*** himself and Deathstroke calls Bruce a sperm donor in Son of Batman. I don't mind a bit of crude humor and swearing, but I feel like they've been going over-the-top with it. These are the kinds of films that I want to be able to enjoy watching with both my peers and my younger siblings, the latter of which I do not feel comfortable watching with.
There's also worsening animation - I cannot get over how bad Flashpoint's animation and character models were - as well as horrible pacing, tons of pauses between dialogue, less meaningful themes and plots.
I don't know what is going down at DC animation, but it needs to be changed ASAP. Give us less disgustingly blood-filled fight scenes, and more actual substance.
DC is using the whole "Japanimation" style in their movies, I personally hate it. The blood has increased a lot (a small cut releases an incredible amount of blood in seconds, damn japanese style) but is a minor problem. Oversexualization, poor dialogue, shitty acting (Alfred and Dick are the only good things in Son of Batman), etc.
DC is trying to get the whole anime fanbase but they do forget the normal fans. Seriously, if Assault on Arkham is shit (the acting is no more a point since we have Kevin Conroy and the animation style is a little better since it's inspired by Carlos D'anda artwork), I will drop DC animation.
My problems are the animation, voices, and lack of meaningful stuff in the movies. The animation now is just crap, its looks horrible.
I have faith in assault of Arkham though. They have the voices from the games and those voices were perfect, especially Kevin Conroy. The jokers in it too and this on will be all about Batman this time.
I have a bigger problem with how the animation seems to be leaning towards this strange place where characters that are muscular have huge bodies and very small heads sitting on top of them (see Superman in JL: War). That said, I have an even bigger issue with the fact that they now seem to be adapting bad stories in an attempt to sit in the slipstream of the comic universe.
Like they've made JL: War and Flushpoint in order to get the animated world into the New 52... but what else are they going to adapt? What do we as viewer-readers really want to see given the animated treatment? Something Batman with it's billion tie-in's? More material from Johns' hatchet factory? H'El on Earth? Or Forever Evil? Because sadly I think the chance of them venturing outside of their comfort zone of Bats, Supes and JL is very unlikely, unless they go with something completely original, which seems to be unlikely as well.
DC Animation has gone down the drain in the last year or so. Nothing worth chicken sh*t since The Dark Knight Returns. The animation and voice acting in FlashPoint and especially War... Dear. God. in Heaven.
Why didn't they just stick with the JLU voice actors? Why'd they change their animation quality so drastically?! Why did Bruce Timm have to leave?! Bruce, this all started with you LEAVING, GADDAMMIT!!!
EDIT: I completely forgot about the OP on blood. Blood doesn't bother me but if it starts to get as gratuitous as a Tarantino movie, then maybe they should take it down a notch. I have to admit, I was shocked at the language and innuendo when I first started watching them but I like that as long as their not full on swearing, s'all good. Kids still watch these films.
@silverpool: I vaguely remember disliking Flash's voice (perhaps I'm still used to Wally's) but it's the animation that really bothered me on that so I guess I was exaggerating. I still half expect the voices of Kevin Conroy, Tim Daly, Susan Eisenberg, Mike Rosenbaum and co. to come out of their animated counterparts. (But don't even get me started on War). I've found myself increasingly dissatisfied with DC in comics AND animation. It's getting harder to control how much I bash them
@silverpool: I can't even take him seriously anymore! Not the character, not the people writing the character. It's all gone to sh*t.
And they all had Anime eyes! (and mouths) It did NOT help that I was watching Ouran High School host club at the time.
look at it this way...... You get more Batman related movies with no sign of any other DC hero getting an animated movie. So yeah have fun with that. I'm surprised DC hasn't killed off the DC heroes and make their comic franchise purely Batman focus given how much they stopped caring about anyone not Batman related.
It doesn't really annoy me although it's definitely noticeable. Comics are probably the only medium which an animated movie rated fifteen would be released. I can't imagine other kinds of cartoons containing swearing or violence on the level of some DC animated films.
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