Justice League: Warworld
review by Bobby Blakey
Warner and DC Entertainment continue to have a strong game with their animated feature films. They have been bringing some iconic stories to life including The Killing Joke, The Dark Knight Returns, Batman: Soul of the Dragon and more recently Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham. The latest is bringing the DC trinity back to the forefront with Justice League: Warworld featuring returning voice cast Jensen Ackles as Batman and Officer Wayne, Darren Criss as Superman and Agent Kent, and Stana Katic as Wonder Woman and Diana Prince. Could this latest film keep their streak alive or will this one get lost in time?
Justice League: Warworld follows the Justice League that has been a loose association of super-powered individuals, but when they are swept away to Warworld, a place of unending brutal gladiatorial combat, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and the others must somehow unite to form an unbeatable resistance able to lead an entire planet to freedom.
I hadn’t read the Warworld arc in the comics so going into this one I had no context to where it was headed and I was pleasantly surprised. This flick is yet another offering up the same art style they have showcased in previous films such as Superman: Man of Tomorrow which I didn’t initially like all that much, but it has kind of grown on me. Here they have infused it with so many other nuances depending when the era the story is taking place that it has created a cool anthology style film brought together by a major event and explanation.
Not only is each story offering up a creative setting including a western, alien noir and future world, but uses these times and places to bring in other characters with one of them specifically I never imagined would have made his debut here. One I kind of expected and I don’t want to
spoil it for anyone, but this other was a pretty cool addition. This also allowed them to give us fun elseworld style versions of our favorite characters that is a ton of fun to watch. Filled with a great story full of twists and turns, action, some humor and everything in between this film delivers as expected from the DC Animated Universe.
In addition to the latest animated feature, this release offers up bonus content including featurettes taking fans behind the characters and bringing this film to life. Grab your copy of Justice League: Warworld available now on digital, 4K and Blu-ray Warner Bros Home Entertainment.