The following Blu-ray was provided to me by Warner Brother for Review. Thoughts and opinions are my own.
The DC Animated Universe just keeps on rolling along, which is great because they are all very good. It doesn’t matter if they are original stories, or based off of a comic book run, the animation, voice acting, and general plots are all fantastic. They consistently put out great films and there newest film, Wonder Woman: Bloodlines is no exception.
Wonder Woman: Bloodlines is a very early story in the life of Wonder Woman. When we first meet her she is still on Paradise Island when she meets Steve Trevor. For those unfamiliar he’s an air force pilot who when were first meet him is in a dog fight with a Parademon. Diana (Wonder Woman) saves him and uses a healing chamber on the island to bring him back to health. Problem here is Steve is a man, something that Paradise Island does not allow there so they lock him up. That’s not good as he needs to get back to warn everyone about the Parademon attack. Diana realizes this and breaks him out. She ends up leaving with Steve much to the disgust and heartbreak of her mother, Queen Hippolyta who disowns her. Diana returns to Washington with Steve and stays to help protect America becoming Wonder Woman
We fast forward five years and Wonder Woman is asked by Steve and her friend Dr Julia Kapatelis to help locate Julia’s missing daughter who has stolen the last piece that Dr Poison needs to complete a bioweapon she is working on. Wonder Woman and Steve manage to interrupt the rendezvous but are stopped by Giganta who has injected herself with a strength serum created by Dr Poison. Dr Kapatelis is killed during the fight and her daughter, Vanessa, blames Wonder Woman and leaves with Dr Poison.
Turns out Dr Poison is working with Dr Cypher who have recruited Giganta, Cheetah, and turned Vanessa into the Silver Swan to form Villainy Inc. with the attempt to revive Medusa and destroy Paradise Island. Wonder Woman must remember the location, turns out when you leave a spell is cast on you so you cannot remember the location and along with Steve return home to stop the invasion.
The story is great, and done simple enough to condense into a nice 85min run time, yet full of enough twist and turns to satisfy any fan of superheroes and Die-Hard comic book fans in general. I enjoyed how this one brought in characters we have not yet seen in the animated films. DC is always good at mixing new and old for a satisfying story. The audio and video are amazing. I was lucky enough to get the 4K version and it is simply breathtaking.
If you enjoy DC Animated films this is another must own. If you have never watched one go buy this, then get all the ones before it because they are all that good. You don’t even have to be a comic book fan to enjoy this. And also, be sure to stay during the credits as this one comes back.
Overall 3.5 out of 5 Stars!