Hey gang, Valkor here. When it comes to the DC/WB animated universe, I would have assumed that Wonder Woman would get more solo shine. She had a very successful live-action film (with a sequel on the way), and even her first animated solo outing was awesome. So, it’s good to see the Amazonian Goddess get another go-around with Wonder Woman: Bloodlines. And FYI, there needs to be more like this!
Wonder Woman: Bloodlines kicks things off with an appetizer of her origins, or rather how she met Steve Trevor. It then kicks into the main course when Diana meets Julia Kapetalis and her daughter Vanessa. Vanessa is kind of bummed out seeing as how she is expected to follow in her mom’s footsteps yet unsure of what she wants to do. Over time, she starts lashing out by being this angsty, goth teen complete with Mohawk, piercings, and whatnot. Things come to a boil for Vanessa when she steals a valuable artifact that was to be delivered to Dr. Poison, only to have the deal go sideways when Wonder Woman shows up to rescue her. And in the process, her mother Julia, who came along with Diana, is killed. This causes Vanessa to hold Diana responsible and so she teams up with Dr. Poison to become the Silver Swan.
Here’s the thing, whatever Dr. Poison did to turn Vanessa into this aviary monstrosity, is also killing her from the inside. So, to save her, Diana must take Vanessa to Themyscira to heal her. This leads not only to a confrontation with Dr. Poison, and her boss Dr. Cyber, but also the creation they brought along with them that threatens the very existence of not only Diana’s home but also the world of man.
The copy of Wonder Woman: Bloodlines that I received is the 4K Ultra HD Triple Combo pack; So, if you have the right equipment, you can experience the film in all of its 4K, hi-def glory. If not, it’ll still work in your standard Blu-Ray player. Or you could choose the DVD or digital copy. You also get a bunch of extras, which includes some behind-the-scenes footage, trailers that includes the newest DC Animated Film—Superman: Red Son, and some related animated TV episodes.
Wonder Woman: Bloodlines starts a little slow, but stick with it because when it picks up, you’ll be in for one intense yet enjoyable ride! I dig the story, which is all about family, women empowerment, and coming together to fight for the greater good. After that, then the ass-kicking sets in and things really take you for a loop. I’m talking brutal action that fits well within the rest of the DC 52 animated universe. I loved the final battle with Medusa; It was a little unexpected, though I should have seen it coming. And yet, I wasn’t at all disappointed as I was on the edge of my seat for the entire fight. To round out this section, the animation is pretty much on par with the rest of the DC 52 films, though it looks less like an anime (no hate), and performances were all on point. But what I need is more Wonder Woman animated films! There’s plenty of films about Batman and Superman, but let’s not forget there are other Justice League members who deserve a solo outing. And Wonder Woman is high on my list! Other than that, if you haven’t already seen it, get your hands on Wonder Woman: Bloodlines today. Not yesterday! Today!
Wonder Woman: Bloodlines is available now either in digital, DVD, Blu-Ray or Triple Play Combo pack. But no matter what format you choose, you really can't go wrong as the film is a real treat with a great story and gripping action that will lock you in from start to climactic finish! I highly recommend it! So, out of TOV 5 stars, I'm giving Wonder Woman: Bloodlines 4.5.