JUSTICE SOCIETY: WORLD WAR II (2021) Reviews and overview

 

Justice Society: World War II is a 2021 American animated film in which a group of superheroes acquire an ally from the future.

Directed by Jeff Wamester from a script by Jeremy Adams and Meghan Fitzmartin, the Warner Bros. Animation production features the voice talents of Stana Katic as Wonder Woman, Matt Bomer as The Flash, Elysia Rotaru as Black Canary, Chris Diamantopoulos as Steve Trevor, Omid Abtahi as Hawkman, Matthew Mercer as Hourman, Armen Taylor as Jay Garrick, Liam McIntyre as Aquaman, Ashleigh LaThrop as Iris West, Geoffrey Arend as Charles Halstead/Advisor, Keith Ferguson as Dr Fate and Darin De Paul as Roosevelt.

Blurb:

Justice Society: World War II finds modern-day Barry Allen – prior to the formation of the Justice League – discovering he can run even faster than he imagined, and that milestone results in his first encounter with the Speed Force. The Flash is promptly launched into the midst of a raging battle – primarily between Nazis and a team of Golden Age DC Super Heroes known as The Justice Society of America.

Led by Wonder Woman, the group includes Hourman, Black Canary, Hawkman, Steve Trevor and the Golden Age Flash, Jay Garrick. The Flash quickly volunteers to assist his fellow heroes in tipping the scales of war in their favour, while the team tries to figure out how to send him home. But it won’t be easy as complications and emotions run deep in this time-skipping World War II thriller.”

Reviews:

Justice Society: World War II is aimed at a far younger teenage audience than many of its predecessors […] However, that does not mean Justice Society is void of complex themes and ideas. And a few of these might surprise you in their depth.” Cinerama Film Online

“Despite the weaknesses, DC’s latest animated film is a strong outing that will entertain casual comic book fans while also including details that more die-hard fans will appreciate. In the end, Justice Society: World War II is a superhero spectacle that blends very well with the grittiness and reality of its war theme, making for an enjoyable 1 hour and 20 minute plus ride.” Filmhounds

Justice Society: World War II is a wonderful surprise with breathtaking action, complex characters and a truly unique story.” Get Your Comic On

“Wamester proves a welcome addition to the DC Universe Original Animated Movies canon. He sets up and directs some immensely exciting action set-pieces […] Less enthusiastic is the film’s overall plot. It is not bad, it highlights the characters reasonably well. On the other hand, there is never too much to it other than having the various superheroes fight Nazis.” Moria

“[there’s] little time to deal with every relationship, so a rather traumatic scene doesn’t have the weight it probably should have done. Justice Society: World War II is certainly a different take on DC Comic’s history, but with its unexpected villain it feels more like the pilot to a proposed series rather than a standalone feature.” The People’s Movies

Release:

Justice Society: World War II is released on Digital on April 20, 2021. A 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray combo and a Blu-ray release will follow on May 4, 2021.

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