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Young Justice Season 1 Blu-ray Review

Young Justice Season 1 Blu-ray

“Young Justice” is a worthy animated superhero series.

Although Aqualad, Kid Flash and Robin are not yet ready for the big leagues (the Justice League to be exact), members of the Justice League feel that they have proved themselves and have decided to give these young heroes a team of their own. Together these three heroes embark on mission to not only help citizens in danger, but to stop villains such as Blockbuster, Genomorphs, Amazo, Cheshire, Brain, and Klarion the Witch Boy.

Throughout the premiere season’s 26 episodes, viewers can expect to see plots about Project Cadmus, the discovery of Superboy, Superboy, Miss Martian and Artemis joining the team, Doctor Fate’s helmet, Belle Reve, the Venom drug, the Injustice League and The Light, school, Superboy and Miss Martian’s relationship, new inductees to the JL, and Starro bio-tech.

Your opinion of “Young Justice” will entirely depend on your tolerance for kid heroes. Some fans write them off and would rather watch a series like “Batman: The Animated Series” or “Justice League Unlimited” while other fans embrace these characters with open arms. Of course, it should be noted that the series isn’t entirely about the younger generation of heroes as members of the Justice League (and their foes) make frequent appearances. This means that fans will get to see characters like Batman, Flash, Green Arrow, Superman, Captain Cold, Black Canary, Lex Luthor, Martian Manhunter, Zatanna, and many more. In some cases, some of these characters even provide guidance and tests for Robin and company.

It should also be noted that this series also isn’t as kiddy as it may sound. Sure, there are some humorous elements (many of which are provided by Kid Flash), but this is largely an action-packed series that is filled with dramatic storylines and dangerous threats.

Alas, as is the case with many animated superhero projects, there are far too many characters crammed in here. Rather than focusing on the lead characters, they are often overshadowed by cameos. The show is simply too busy for it’s own good at times. This may sound like I’m being nitpicky, but if you are creating a series, the make characters should always be front and center. It’s what made shows like “Batman: The Animated Series” and “Batman Beyond” so rewarding.

Note: The words “season one” are nowhere to be seen on the box art, but rest assured, this is the complete first season set.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: 1.78:1 1080p. How does it look? The animation and colors look sharp in hi-def.

Audio Track: 2.0 DTS-HD MA. How does it sound? The explosive action, music, and voice acting sound much livelier than an average 2.0 track.

No extras have been included.

Overall Thoughts: While not perfect, “Young Justice” is worth a look.

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April 5, 2015 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , , , , , , , , , ,

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