“ Genre: Children's DVDs - Animation / Theatrical Release: 2010 / Director: Lauren Montgomery, Sam Liu / Actors: William Baldwin, Mark Harmon, Chris Noth, Gina Torres, James Woods ... / DVD released 2010-02-23 at Warner Home Video / Features of the DVD: AC-3, Animated, Dolby, DVD-Video, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC „
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The Justice League are a bunch of DC comic heroes all working together to try and help bring peace to the earth. The primary focus in this animate film is, Superman, Batman, The Flash, Wonder Woman and the Green Hornet.
There have been a number of animated movies following the Justice Leagues exploits, however this is one of the first I have seen, but after seeing this one, I plan to watch many more.
Story (May contain spoilers)
The movie starts with Lex Luther and Jester being surprisingly nice and honourable to each other, even though they are breaking into a facility to steal an ultimate power source. I was very confused, especially when the Super heroes chasing Lex seem to be more interested in killing him than arresting him.
Suddenly Lex disappears and the Super heroes I have known all my life enter the scene. It's clear Lex is from an alternate Earth, clearly linked with the titles it explains what's going on. Lex is good the Super heroes are bad.
The movie is good that it makes this clear and obvious without huge amounts of dialogue and discussion.
Lex asks the good Justice League for help and they agree going back to his reality, where they are pitted against their evil selves, in a Crime Syndicate structure, clearly meaning there are far more superhumans than there are good guys.
The evil crime lords are not prosecuted by the alternate Earth due to the fact they have these super powers, so they turn a blind eye. However to keep things simple the crime lords spend billions on bribing the officials just to make things easier. The only things the crime lords fear is the Nuclear deterrent the Americans have. They want this to stop and are building a Quantum Bomb, something that would destroy the entire planet, so they no longer have anything that can be used against them, and no longer have to pay bribes. This means they would literally rule the world.
Owlman (must be Batmans opposite) has other ideas, getting hold of Lex's parallel universe travelling tool he realises that all Earths come from Earth Prime, the original Earth/Universe where all decisions started diversifying, resulting in the infinite number of universes there are today. Owlman, clearly dissatisfied with existence being pointless as whatever decision he makes the one he didn't has also been made, wants to destroy Earth prime, which would result in all Earths/Universes being destroyed. Not even the main crime lord boss, UltraMan (Yes Supermans alter ego) is aware of this plan, especially as it would result in his death. The two groups team up momentarily to stop Owlman.
The questions we are left with are, Will Owlman be stopped? What will happen to the crime lord if they all survive? What has been happening back on normal Earth in the superheroes absence?
This movie is pretty good. I found it entertaining all the way through. It has a good look at how things can be so similar yet so different. I usually do enjoy animated movies and while this really is a feature length cartoon, it really does fit into the whole Justice League world rather well.
If your a fan of superheroes or the Justice League, or any of the main DC comics, this is well worth watching, I would definatly recommend it.