So since I had posted Part 4 of my DCAMU series, a whole bunch of stuff went on. My grandmother died, I got a new job, and I became a published poet with my book available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc. through digital distribution. I gave the eulogy at my grandmother’s service, so today I’m a bit wiped out. But over the course of the last couple of weeks, I finished my goal of watching all 16 DCAMU titles available through HBO Max.
Reign of the Supermen I had seen before, but seeing it again, I got a chance to focus on Lois and how her love for Clark propelled her forward. I especially enjoyed that restaurant scene between Lois and Dianna. I also saw how Lex Luthor seemed to grow a conscience, albeit a small one. I value stories where a villain does something good and noble for another person, because it shows that darkness doesn’t always have to prevail in one’s heart.
Batman: Hush I had seen before, but let’s face it, Selina is the cat’s meow. I loved her passion in the film, and I also adored her evening dress. She looked stunning in it. The story itself reminds me about what happens when we feel like we’re put into a corner and there’s no way out. Sometimes we handle our problems the wrong way, causing harm. The ending of the film made me stop and ponder about how far we struggle to go at times to make things work out for us.
So my girl Dianna in Wonder Woman: Bloodlines is stunning, beautiful, courageous, and definitely someone who can take a punch. The last battle in the film was so climatic and exciting. Dianna shows friendship can overcome evil, and even though it’s a rough tumble that can come our way, fighting for our friends and for truth and justice all add up to making the world a better place. This one is one of my favorite Wonder Woman experiences on film, either live-action or animation.
Then there’s Justice League Dark: Apokolips War. Man, what a movie. So many things to freak out (in a good way) about. When a movie has the Justice League, Teen Titans, and the Suicide Squad in it, there’s bound to be some “woah” moments. I don’t want to spoil a thing, but I loved the film. I thought it presented a case for self-reexamination, when we can evaluate our own actions and how we might change the past if we could. Darkseid is a mean SOB, and the final part of the film was so amazing because of how the whole DCAMU came together at the end. It’s something I hope others here will get a chance to see.
So this concludes my DCAMU run. I believe I have grown as a human being after watching these films. I also fell in love with Starfire along the way.