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Justice League: War - Mini Review

This is an adaptation of the 2011 Justice League: Origin storyline, wherein the world is under attack by an alien armada led by the powerful Apokoliptian, Darkseid. A group of superheroes consisting of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Cyborg, and Shazam must set aside their differences and gather together to defend Earth. (Yes, that was lifted from Wikipedia.)

For those of you who’ve always wondered what would happen if Superman really took off the gloves in a fight with Batman, this movie holds the answer. Let’s just say it gets ugly fairly fast for Batman (and Green Lantern). In general, Superman is not his usual nice self in this movie, which is kind of a treat. To quote Green Lantern (frightened) “This guy is gonna kill us!”

As DC animated movies go, this one is pretty good. It’s not quite at the level of Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, Superman: Unbound, or Batman: Under the Red Hood, but it’s better than, say, All-Star Superman or Justice League: The New Frontier.

Cyborg finally gets his just dues in a movie - he is definitely one of the mvps in the fight against Darkseid, who is one the formidable villains I’ve seen in a DC flick. Oh, and Shazam gets to use that word without transforming himself, which is cool. The voice characterization, with the exception of Michelle Monaghan as Wonder Woman, Jason O'Mara as Batman, and Alan Tudyk as Superman, is somewhat weak in this one.

Nonetheless, if you’re a fan of these movies, Justice League: War will definitely satisfy.

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