Young Justice

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Young Justice
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Don't call them sidekicks! Young Justice follows the adventures of the teenaged superheroes Aqualad (the team leader, age 15 or 16), Robin (age 13), Kid Flash (age 15), Superboy (age 16 weeks), Miss Martian (age 16 in Martian years), and Artemis (age 15), who have finally gained independence from their leaders and the privilege to start their own covert operations team (of the very popular Justice League). The series is not based on the Young Justice comic series by DC Comics or any comic series in particular, but is simply based on various young heroes of the DC universe - who are sidekicks and protégés of infamed adult DC superheroes (most of which make up the Justice League). Set in Earth 16, the show focuses on the heroes trying to use their powers and abilities to fight crime on their own and make a name for themselves while trying to handle their adolescent years at the same time. Batman takes on the role of the team's mentor and mission deployer, Red Tornado is the team supervisor, and Black Canary is the young heroes' combat trainer. As the series progresses, the main team's roster is expected to change as characters die, quit the team, and join the team.

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  • An amazing show

    10
    As a young adult who grew up watching Teen Titans, I can honestly say that show is spectacular. To me, Young Justice is the symbolic sequel to Teen Titans. The characters are incredible, good comedy, and I love the semi-anime style. A shame it ended with two seasons.
  • Amazing cartoon!

    10
    Wow! I remember waking up to this every saturday morning, and yes I was 17. I still dont get why they cancel the great shows! they cancelled this for teen titans go, which in comparison this show literally squashes it. To sum it all up, This show was perfect.
  • Everything you could want, and more

    10
    Young Justice is on of those rare cartoons that can merge beautiful animation, an amazing voice cast, original plot lines, and compelling and colorful characters to form a show that can appeal to adults and children alike.



    I am not going to lie, the show is not perfect. There are a few lackluster episodes scattered throughout its two season run. And there are a handful of cringe-worthy moments (most of them involving the constant "All goes as according to plan!" cliffhangers with the show's villains).



    But whatever flaws Young Justice has it makes up for tenfold in its splendor. I am truly in awe of how bold the writers were willing to be with their episode plots, using every means of complicated and original stories at their disposal. But it just worked. Young Justice built a universe, so complete and fleshed out that I felt myself wondering why the entire DCU cannot put this amount of effort into their comic universe.



    The true beauty in Young Justice is in its characters. While some of the characters (mostly in season two) got the short end of the stick with a minimal amount of screentime and development, the show more than makes up for these issues with its primary protagonists. I truly felt that I got to see the teenagers grow up and progress from "sidekicks" into actual heroes. There is a level of actual development in each of the characters that you seldom see in a superhero TV show.



    I have nothing but high marks and applause for Young Justice. It is a must see for any superhero fans, surpassing even classics such as Batman: the animated series and Justice League Unlimited.



    Bravo, Young Justice. Bravo.moreless
  • High potential, but falls short of expectations

    6.5
    The concept is pretty simple, take a bunch of sidekicks, and stick them on one team. "Young Justice" was almost identical to Teen "Titans", in its general format. "Young Justice" falls into a few huge pitfalls, though. The first is a lot of lazy arc writing. Almost every single episode ends with the 'evil league of evil' saying "exactly as planned". Many of the characters are extremely one dimensional. Season Two sees some alleviation of this, but it's definitely still present.



    The idea of an overreaching plot should be abandoned, because it takes too much time (time you may not have) to establish. Instead, each storyline should stretch over two to three episodes. This gives the antagonist enough time to establish themselves as a viable threat. It also provides the heroes enough time to shine as individuals and as a team. While I'm at it, episodes should be aired in order and there shouldn't be any breaks in production except for between seasons. Doing otherwise has only served to rob "Young Justice" of its momentum.



    "Young Justice" had a lot going for it. However, it also had a few items to be tallied against it as well. I kept on watching, because the animation is superb and the action delivers. However, I couldn't help but feel, as with the "Spectacular Spider-Man", I wouldn't have the chance to watch this for much longer before these sidekicks are (***bad pun alert***) kicked to the side.moreless
  • This was awesome

    9.0
    This was one of the best shows on Cartoon Network. It was more like a dark and serious version of Teen Titans but still had a good amount of humor and was worthy of a ten out of ten except for one thing...



    IT ENDS ON A CLIFFHANGER!!! I despise cliffhangers because they make you want to know what happens next and you never get to know. Because of that, I had to take one point away.



    This was an awesome show and got replaced with Teen Titans Go!. It's like Stuart Snyder only wants two shows for DC Nation rather than just extend it. No wait, it's more like Stuart Snyder only wants crap for Cartoon Network because Teen Titans Go! is far inferior to Young Justice. Young Justice is an awesome show so I would strongly recommend to purchase any DVD or Blue-Ray you can find of it. Family Guy was resurrected because of that, so hopefully that should bring it back for another season.moreless
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