06 October 2012

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - Animal Man: Train

Overall, I also thought this second Animal Man short was good, but I had two main problems. While one of my criticisms may be unfair, the other is justified. The first is basically just a problem with the way this was aired immediately after another Animal Man short. By the end of this short, I had heard "Animal Maaaaan" four times in under a minute. That hook quickly lost its zing. Again, this may not be fair since its only really a problem if the short is watched in a certain context.

The second problem is that there is a difference between being oblivious to the disaster at hand ala Bank Robbery, and just leaving someone to die as was the case here. If the short was going to imply that Animal Man saved a cow over a woman, fine. But stick with that instead of somehow allowing the woman tied on train tracks to escape just to make a comedic point. I still like the style, but this was not quite as much fun as the first.

DC Nation Short Count: 0015

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