DCU: Justice League War (plus bonus features!) PG-13 CC

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Going back to a time when superheroes were new to our world, we learn how the Justice League came together during an alien attack on Earth.

Jason O'Mara, Justin Kirk
2 hours 52 minutes

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DCU: Justice League War (plus bonus features!)

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Product Details

Genres Adventure, Action
Director Jay Oliva
Starring Jason O'Mara, Justin Kirk
Supporting actors Shemar Moore, Michelle Monaghan, Christopher Gorham, Rocky Carroll, Alan Tudyk, Sean Astin, Steve Blum
Studio Warner Bros.
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

The characters were just too undeveloped and I didn't really like Wonder Woman in it at all.
Ok, while I respect the direction they’ve taken with the new origin of this character in the comics I did not like his addition to this story nor his characterization.
Great action, good story, great animation makes for a very good overall addition to the Justice League legacy.
Jeffrey R. Young

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190 of 208 people found the following review helpful By M. Smith on January 21, 2014
Format: DVD
Alright, I don't normally write reviews but I thought I'd jump on here and try to give as fair a review as I can because no one else who has reviewed the film, as of this writing, has actually seen it. Vudu literally JUST released it a few hours ago for early digital purchase and I decided I didn't want to wait.

Well I'm happy to report that that was a great decision because I really enjoyed the movie. But let me get the negative aspects of Justice League War out of the way first because I feel there are so few of them.


1. The voice acting, especially for Batman and Wonder Woman is not great. I'm very much a Tim Daly, Kevin Conroy, Susan Eisenberg fan. I think their takes on the most beloved Leaguers is iconic. I also find it odd that they cast George Newbern, who many prefer over Daly as Superman, as Steve Trevor instead. I think Andrea Romano does an incredible job with her casting and voice direction 99% of the time, but this is that 1% where it didn't quite work.

2. Some of the dialogue, like the original comic arc, is poor. I'm not as down on the New 52 as many die-hard DC fans were/are but I was never a big fan of Geoff John's and Jim Lee's first Justice League arc that this movie is based on. First, I never like leading with Darkseid because he's arguably DC's most important villain (all do respect to Joker and Lex). Second, I never felt Geoff gave Superman any credit in his writing; he basically makes the character a jerk, and it's off-putting. Arguably, in that first arc all of the Leaguers (except for Batman...of course) are total jerks for no reason. So some of the dialogue does follow the comic and is still unnecessarily combative. But thankfully, most of the dialogue choices do work in the film.

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39 of 48 people found the following review helpful By JLA Fan on January 23, 2014
Format: Blu-ray
I'm truly having a hard time with this movie and characterizing my feelings toward it. On the one hand it's a Justice League movie and as you can tell by the username, I'm a fan; however, I'm just not as sold on it as I'd like to be.

I love the comic series and am pretty happy with the direction the New 52 has taken and even though this movie is based on the initial story-arc, I just can't bring myself to love it.

Perhaps a big part of it is the voice actors in this movie, as maybe I'm just too attached to the old cast! Let's face it, it's hard replacing the likes of Tim Daly / George Newbern (take your pick) as Superman, Michael Rosenbaum as Flash, Nathan Fillion as GL, Susan Eisenberg as Wonder Woman, and there's simply no replacing Kevin Conroy as Batman IMHO. The new cast is merely okay and I'm particularly not fond of Jason O'Mara's voice filling the role of Batman. His voice just doesn't fit Batman for me, nor does it seem like it would help to strike fear in Batman's enemies in the same manner as Conroy's.

Speaking of voice acting, I'm not sure if it is the voice of (Justin Kirk) the new GL, but I feel as if Green Lantern and Flash are having an identity crisis (no pun intended). GL seems as if he has completely taken on Flash's persona and vice versa. GL comes off a little too cocky and a bit too much of a smart guy (but replace guy with three other letters). Don't get me wrong, I expect GL to have some swagger as he did in the JL comic story arc, but in JL: War it seems to go a bit overboard for me. In the movie, GL comes off as far more obnoxious than confident and I have trouble believing it is simply the writing and not the voice actor.
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28 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Cleric22 on January 27, 2014
Format: Blu-ray
For those of you who know don't know who Bruce Timm is, he was one of the pillars of bringing DC Animation into the next level of quality. Starting in 1992 he worked on Everything from Batman: The Animated Series all the way through The Dark Knight Returns part 1 and 2. DKR was his last project before stepping down as lead. As much as I thought Flashpoint was all right, I had a hard time with War. The voice acting seemed a little too artificial and the pacing seemed a little too jumbled. I know this is based off of the New 52 volume one graphic novel, but this production just seemed to lack the heart of past features. It was action packed for sure, but it lacked the Heart of Under the Red Hood or Superman VS The Elite.

I know they're doing another JLA feature next, but I'm hoping at some point James Tucker (who is an amazing man on his own) will go back to the solo hero movies. I'd like to see them even take a break from the Batman/Superman teams ups, maybe do a Flash or Green Arrow solo movie, or even the Teen Titans project that got cancelled a few years ago.

Overall, I think the feature is worth owning for some of the more absurd moments, but this doesn't even rank among the top ten for DC animation.If you're looking for some quality Bruce Timm stuff I recommend.

Green Lantern: First Flight
Batman: Under The Red Hood
Superman VS The Elite

Also, please remember this is a PG-13 feature and may not be appropriate for children under 13 years of age. As an adult I have NO problem with mature content, but I think people should be informed.
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