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Justice League: War – An Animated Extravaganza For DC Comic Fans

214.JLW.jpgIf you’re a DC Comic fan, then you’ll enjoy their latest DVD release, Justice League: War where the world’s finest heroes collaborate in order to stop an alien invasion of Earth.

I expected this movie to be about heroes hating each other and becoming a team in a heartwarming story! Right? Wrong! “Justice League War” is a great and action pack animated film many people will adore. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Gerry O says, “The film is extremely intense for a DC Comic animation.” And Keefer B adds, “This film provides great animation through its characters and sets.” Their full reviews are below.

Justice League: War
Reviewed by Gerry O, age 11, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic
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This adventure has much to love! It has action, adventure, comedy, romance (with Wonder Woman), suspense, and so much more including, of course, the heroes!

Now, everything is fine on Earth. Heroes are chilling, doing their thing. But, it’s all interrupted when each of them is stopped and has to find the others to destroy a horrible alien race that will harvest humans to destroy the planet! Will the group of super heroes be enough force to stop the ‘the Dark Side’? You have to watch the film to find out the ending!

The movie is surprising in a couple of ways. For one, I did not expect the adult language!  And second, there are a couple of new heroes such as Shazam who replaces Aqua Man. The film is extremely intense for a DC Comic animation. I think that this film has wonderful voices though. The only small flaw is the voice of Wonder woman – for such a wonderful character, her voice sounds a bit fake. The script and animation are also done nicely.

My favorite scene is when they introduce this kid that gets into a football game for free, gets front row seats and also steals one of the player’s jerseys. It takes you time to realize it but, that scene shows two people that look ordinary, but are not.

I recommend this film to ages 12-18. The movie does have a lot of adult language and intense scenes. I give this film 4 out of 5 stars.

Justice League: War
Reviewed by Keefer B., age 13, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic
Video review available here  

Justice League: War has good animation and action scenes that comic-book fans can devour but for me, it’s mediocre. The story is about the origin of the most powerful team in the D.C universe, The Justice League. Aliens place unknown technology around the Earth and heroes such as Batman (Jason O’Mara), Cyborg (Shemar Moore) have to save the Earth from the invasion of Darkseid (Steven Blum).

This film provides great animation through its characters and sets. The animators give these super-heroes, that we’ve seen time and time again, enough of their own voice to make their personas different. The action scenes are fun to watch. We see all of these individual powers fight together to create impressive fight sequences. When you watch Green Lantern (Justin Kirk) use his ring to manifest weapons and Batman using his gadgets, it gets your blood pumping. The characters’ dialog can be corny but that’s what the general audience is looking for – comic-book lines and humor. One aspect of the film that bothered me is the unnecessary fowl language. Yes, this film is PG-13 and you would expect some language, however I wouldn’t mind it so much if it wasn’t in every scene. It’s just not needed.

My favorite character is Cyborg (Shemar Moore). Victor Stone’s an all-star football player who is injured in an explosion. To save his life, his father makes him half-human, half-computer. thus creating Cyborg. All Victor wants is his father’s acceptance but once he’s turned into this machine he feels he has no place in this world. However, when he fights he kicks alien butt.

My favorite scene is the big ending battle with Darkseid. I can’t help myself, when I see a superhero movie I’m a sucker for the big battle. This one is no exception with the most monumental visuals being all the heroes giving everything they have to defeat this unstoppable force.

The moral of the story is, “When we fight together, we can do anything.” These heroes are used to fighting crime by themselves, so at first there’s no teamwork. Solo failure forces them to quit bickering and work together.

I give this film 3 our of 5 stars and recommend it to 13 to18 year olds, because this is not a kid’s movie. It has fowl language, brief graphic blood and violence. It’s well worth checking out on DVD now.

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