Connect with us

DC

DC Showcase-Constantine: The House of Mystery Review  

Published

on

Warner Bros. Animation continues to glean beloved characters from DC’s robust library for the popular DC Showcase line of animated shorts, this time opting to elevate Constantine, Kamandi, The Losers, and Blue Beetle in the 2021-2022 compilation release, DC Showcase: Constantine – The House of Mystery. The shorts collection will be available from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-ray on 2nd May and on Digital Download from 3rd May 2022.

Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, and inspired by characters and stories from the iconic DC universe, the all-new quartet of DC Showcase shorts are produced by Rick Morales (Mortal Kombat Legends franchise, Injustice). Jim Krieg is the producer, and Sam Register is the executive producer.

While Kamandi: The Last Boy on Earth!The Losers and Blue Beetle have all appeared as enhanced content on past DC Universe Movies, the extended-length Constantine – The House of Mystery makes its public debut as the anchor for this dynamic shorts compilation.

Synopsis

Matt Ryan (Constantine, Legends of Tomorrow) reprises his live-action and animated role as the Hellblazer himself in Constantine – The House of Mystery. In the all-new short, John Constantine wakes up in the eerie House of Mystery with no recollection of how he got there. Fortunately, Zatanna and his friends are all there. Unfortunately, they have a bad habit of turning into demons and ripping him to shreds, over and over again!

Constantine, The House of Mystery Courtesy of WB Home Entertainment

Telling stories through these showcase shorts offers stirring, mature adventures covering all corners of the DC universe. The anthology-style series throws the spotlight not just on the biggest DC superheroes but also on the characters that may be unfamiliar to the general public in surprising genre-defying ways.

After the events of Justice League Dark: Apocalypse war in which Constantine convinces the Flash and uses his magic to guide him in creating a new flashpoint in order to change the cataclysmic events and eventually save the Earth. However in doing so he’s meddled with time and unfortunately a price must be paid and Constantine must pay it.

The punishment bestowed upon him feels like a groundhog Day horror story as he’s trapped for eternity inside “The House of Mystery” a secret domain where none can escape from. Very little is known about this mysterious house, the architecture is indeterminate and changes periodically. The same holds true for inside the house as rooms constantly shift and one never enters the same room twice, One thing for sure though is that the house likes to play tricks on people and the superheroes that enter it.

If anything Constantine is put through the physical and emotional wringer and what he endures throughout his imprisonment is gory and gruesome.

Constantine, The House of Mystery Courtesy of WB Home Entertainment

Throughout the film there’s a mystery to be unraveled and its even more impactful thanks to Robert J. Kral’s incredible, haunting, and eerie score which truly elevate the films more supernatural sequences.

Matt Ryan continues to be the definitive Constantine, portraying him both in live action and animation. He truly made this role his own, with his splenetic humour and arrogance that the Hellblazer is well known for.

finalising the cast are Camilla Luddington (Grey’s Anatomy) and Ray Chase (Licorice Pizza) who reprise their roles from Justice League Dark: Apokolips War as Zatanna and Jason Blood/Etrigan, respectively, while Robin Atkin Downes (The Strain) and Damian O’Hare (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl) reprise their roles from Constantine: City of Demons as Negral and Chas, respectively. In addition, Grey Griffin (Scooby-Doo franchise) and Lou Diamond Phillips (La Bamba, Longmire, Young Guns) join the cast of the short, which is directed by Matt Peters (Injustice) from a script by Ernie Altbacker (Batman: Hush).

Constantine, The House of Mystery Courtesy of WB Home Entertainment

Verdict

Constantine: The House of mystery is a stacked twenty-seven-minute short film that features mystifying elements as well a few explicit scenes. Its gripping, gory and deliciously sinister whilst showcasing visual animation, haunting score and ultimately a mindbending hell-induced nightmare visit to The House of mystery


Constantine – The House Of Mystery is set for release on Blu-ray on 2nd May 2022 and on Digital Download on the 3rd May 2022.

Don’t forget to enter our competition HERE as we’re giving two lucky winners a copy of the new collection of DC Animated shorts, Constantine – The House Of Mystery on Blu-RayTM – UK ONLY!!!

FILM RATING
Continue Reading
Advertisement
Click to comment
Subscribe
Notify of
guest

0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

DC

Joker: Folie à Deux | Official Teaser – In Theaters October 4, 2024

Sequel to the film “Joker” from 2019.

Published

on

By

Genre:

Crime, Drama, Musical

Release Date:

October 4, 2024

Director:

Todd Phillips

Cast:

Joaquin Phoenix, Lady Gaga

Plot Summary:

Sequel to the film “Joker” from 2019.

FILM RATING
Continue Reading

Comic Book Movies

The Penguin | Official Teaser — HBO Max

Following the events of ‘The Batman,’ Oswald Cobblepot, aka The Penguin, makes a play to grab the reigns of the crime world in Gotham.

Published

on

By

Genre:

Crime, Drama, Fantasy

Release Date:

2024

Director:

Craig Zobel

Cast:

Colin Farrell, Cristin Milioti, Rhenzy Feliz

Plot Summary:

Following the events of ‘The Batman,’ Oswald Cobblepot, aka The Penguin, makes a play to grab the reigns of the crime world in Gotham.

FILM RATING
Continue Reading

DC

‘Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths Part One’ Review | The First Chapter of a Multiversal Epic

Published

on

“Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths Part One” takes audiences on a thrilling journey through the DC multiverse, showcasing the iconic comic’s epic storyline with impressive animation and a strong focus on character development. While the emphasis may be more on the Flash and Iris West’s storyline rather than the whole Justice League in Part One, it adds a unique perspective. It serves as a fitting tribute to the characters we’ve grown to love throughout the Tomorrowverse.

As the android known as Amazo (Nolan North, Rick and Morty, Blaze and the Monster Machines) wreaks havoc in Metropolis, The Flash (Matt Bomer, Justice League: Warworld, The Magnificent Seven) brings Batman (Jensen Ackles, Supernatural, My Bloody Valentine), Superman (Darren Criss, Legion of Super-Heroes, Midway) and several others together to form The Justice League. The film is directed by Jeff Wamester and adapted by Jim Krieg, with Krieg, Kimberly S. Moreau as Producers and Butch Lukic, Sam Register and Michael E. Uslan as Executive Producers. 

©Warner Bros./DC Entertainment

The world-building in this film is outstanding, with each Earth feeling distinct and vibrant. The animation captures the essence of the source material and stylistically what started in Superman: Man of Tomorrow, the film immersed viewers in a visually stunning universe. The decision to make the narrative non-linear was a stroke of genius, keeping audiences engaged and intrigued throughout the movie. The score contributes to the film’s immersive atmosphere, enhancing the emotional beats and action sequences. The animation creates a visually stunning and cohesive world.

Matt Bomer delivers a standout performance as The Flash, infusing the character with emotion and depth as he navigates through the complexities of the multiverse. The supporting cast, comprised of familiar voices from the Tomorrowverse, adds a sense of continuity and familiarity, enriching the overall storytelling experience. Ultimately making the film feel like a culmination of years of storytelling.

©Warner Bros./DC Entertainment

The decision to adopt a non-linear narrative structure proves to be a stroke of genius, keeping viewers engaged and intrigued as they piece together the various timelines and storylines. The high stakes and impending threat to the multiverse create a palpable sense of urgency and danger, heightening the tension and keeping audiences on edge throughout the film.

While the ending may feel abrupt, it is forgivable considering this is only the beginning of a three-part trilogy. It leaves audiences eagerly anticipating what’s to come next. The seamless inclusion of numerous DC characters from multiple Earths is a delightful treat for fans, adding depth and richness to the overall narrative.

“Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths” serves as the first instalment in a trilogy that pays homage to a pivotal moment in DC Comics history. Drawing inspiration from the acclaimed 12-issue limited series penned by Marv Wolfman and illustrated by George Pérez in the mid-1980s, this adaptation aims to capture the essence of the iconic crossover event. The film not only delves into the complex multiverse concept but also sets the stage for an epic showdown between heroes and villains across different dimensions. With its dedication to the original creators and its incorporation into various media platforms, including the “Arrowverse,” “Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths” stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of the source material.

FINAL THOUGHTS

Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths Part 1 is a worthy adaptation of the legendary comic, successfully merging the past and present of the DC animated movies. It may not be entirely focused on the Justice League, but its unique approach and strong character development make it a compelling watch. The film’s ability to elicit various emotions, from excitement to nostalgia, truly makes it a noteworthy addition to the Tomorrowverse.

“Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths Part One is now available to purchase on Blu-ray and on Digital Download.

FILM RATING
Continue Reading
Advertisement

Popular Now

Advertisement
Advertisement

TRENDING NOW

Trending

CoastalHouseMedia.com is a property of Coastal House LLC. © 2012 All Rights Reserved. Images used on this website are registered trademarks of their respective companies/owners.

0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x