The DCEU still has time to beat the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But when it comes to animated content, nobody is even close to the DC Animated Universe. The DCAU makes terrific animated films that are true to comics and convincingly tell the story. The Justice League: Throne of Atlantis is the team’s first outing after The Flashpoint Paradox animated movie. This film serves as a team-up movie and an origin story for Aquaman. We are going to look at this film in detail.
The DC animated Universe has some of the most impressive animated films staying faithful to the source material and telling the story to audiences. Marvel has also ventured into animated films but could hardly produce such high-quality films.
Justice League: Throne of Atlantis
This section will describe this film in complete detail.
The movie begins with an attack on a US Navy Nuclear Submarine that kills everybody on the submarine. Cyborg is given information about this event, and he travels to the submarine using a boom tube. He notices several handprints on the submarine and that all the nukes on the sub have gone missing. Cyborg alerts the rest of the League, and the members then aboard the submarine for inquiry.
Wonder Woman identifies the attackers as Atlanteans. After this, the team splits up with Batman and Superman approach Stephen Shin, an expert on Atlantean Studies. Meanwhile, Orm and Black Manta argue with Queen Atlanna about attacking the land people as Orm thinks they are responsible for his father’s death. The Queen silences him, blames Darkseid for her husband’s death, and sends Mera to bring Arthur Curry to Orm’s frustration. Black Manta attacks Atlantis using the stolen missiles while Shin is meeting Arthur when the Atlanteans attack and kill Shin and attack Arthur. Mera saves Arthur using her powers.
The citizens of Atlantis and Orm demand an attack on the surface in retaliation to the attack on Atlantis. Queen Atlanna disagrees and confronts Orm by stating she knows who attacked Atlantis. Orm kills her, takes over the throne, and starts preparing for an attack on the Land as he blames the land people for her mother’s death.
Meanwhile, Mera tells Arthur about his lineage and reveals that he is the firstborn of Queen Atlanna, but the Trenchers attack both of them. Finally, the Justice League arrives and saves them after finding Arthur’s photograph in Shin’s documents. Then, Orm and Black Manta attack the land starting from Metropolis.
Orm uses the trident to conceal his army in a massive wave that hits Metropolis and then begins the offensive. Meanwhile, Black Manta attacks Arthur and reveals that he wants to kill Orm and take over Atlantis for himself, and Arthur summons a shark to attack Black Manta.
The league desperately tries to battle the Atlantean army but is neutralized by the trident’s power. Even Superman is powerless against the trident because of its magical abilities. Orm then proceeds to fight Arthur and is about to kill him when Cyborg broadcasts Orm’s confession of killing the Queen worldwide. Using this opportunity, Arthur appeals to the Atlanteans to follow the Queen’s way. The Atlantean army chooses Arthur as their new king and crowns him in Atlantis with Justice League as the special guests.
In the end, Arthur joins the league as Aquaman even when he does not like this name. Arthur then leaves with Mera to discipline the trench.
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