Title: Justice Society: World War II
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Jeff Wamester
Starring: Stana Katic, Matt Bomer, Omid Abtahi
Runtime: 1 hr 24 mins
What It Is: The Flash (Bomer) is going around messing with the timeline again. This time we’re in a DC Universe before the Justice League was formed. While attempting to help a very in need Superman (Darren Criss) fight Brainiac (Darin De Paul). He is accidentally teleported to World War II. It is here he meets the secret Justice Society who are helping fight Hitler on the front line. The world will never know the sacrifices they’ve made.
What We Think: DC continues its streak of fantastic animated features. I really liked this one. Not only was the voice acting terrific. But the narrative strung together is really great. I appreciate the effort that went into making this happen. Some of it is predictable to be sure but in reality it didn’t matter. The story flows and each thing that happens makes sense for the character we’ve been given through the universe of the film. As a Black Canary fan (and main) I liked what they did here with her. Even the introduction of Hourman works…even if the hero is…sorta lame.
Our Grade: C+, While not as remarkable as some of the other flicks in this same vein. This is nonetheless a nice addition. Whenever Warner Bros does these animated films based on their properties I get excited. Whether it’s DC Animated or a Mortal Kombat film like Scorpion’s Revenge they just seem to be able to tell their tales better through the 2D style. Now if only the live action DC stuff were as good. Let’s not even talk about that. I am of course going to recommend this to those who have seen the previous films here. You’ll enjoy it.