[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]
Director: Shaunt Nigoghossian
Writer: Jonathan Callan
Starring: Kevin Conroy, Christian Slater, Robert Picardo, Dana Snyder, P.J. Byrne
In order for Batman to lure Deadshot into a trap, he has Plastic Man pose as Two-Face. Things go well at first until the real Two-Face escapes from Firestorm’s custody.
The biggest positive about this episode, and just about every other episode of Justice League Action that I have watched is that the legendary voice of the Dark Knight, Kevin Conroy, is back to portray the character that made my childhood awesome. His voice behind the cowl is one of the best examples of voice acting that I have ever heard. He embodies this character and, I have to say, he hasn’t lost a beat over the last 25 years.
Another great voice performance in this episode was Christian Slater as the lethal assassin Deadshot. He gives that serious gravitas to the character that I think fit perfectly here.
As this is my first review of this series, I decided to go back and watch a bunch of the previous episodes to get a feel for the show. And I have to say, I really like it. It’s like a combination of Justice League Unlimited and Batman: The Brave and the Bold, while utilizing the easy to digest 12 minute run time of Teen Titans Go! Also, the animation is great and reminds me, at times, of Darwyn Cooke’s style, which I love.
As far as negatives go, one of the biggest for me was Plastic Man. I’ve never really been a fan of this character, and anything I’ve seen him in makes him look like an idiot. And that’s not the greatest kind of humor. Unlike the entertaining humor of Firestorm in this series, and particularly this episode (he calls Batman “Batcakes”, which for some reason really made me laugh), Plastic Man just got under my skin.
Overall, this was a pretty solid episode, made better by the interactions of Batman and Deadshot. I’d like to see a bit more of that and a bit less of Plastic Man.
Be sure to watch Justice League Action every Saturday morning at 7:30am on Cartoon Network