Today: June 21, 2024

Justice League: Warworld

Bottom line: Pacing issues aside, Justice League: Warworld is another top-notch addition to the DC Animated Universe, and hugely entertaining to boot.
Rating: 4/5.

Cast: Jensen Ackles, Darren Criss & Stana Katic.
Format: DVD, blu-ray steelbook & Digital Download.
Run time: 90 minutes.
Languages: English, Spanish, French, blu-ray subtitles in English, Spanish & French.
Running Time: 90 minutes.
Rating: 15.
Release date: Out now.

Justice League: Warworld is a surprising addition to DC’s Tomorrow-verse releases which, until now, had progressed at a pretty nippy pace towards whatever is lined up as the ultimate pay-off, story-wise.

Surprising because there’s not one but three plot threads here, with Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman all stranded in separate areas of ‘Warworld’ where they must work to help those they encounter, before moving the larger story towards its conclusion.

That’s not to say Warworld fails. The Batman-sword and sorcery section is brilliantly realised and hugely entertaining. The Wonder Woman-Wild West segment is fun, and Superman’s alien invasion, B-movie Americana has some truly nice touches. 

The problem is that all of these would have shone as standalone releases but, in terms of the Butch Lukic-helmed DC Universe Movie arc, they only tease and tantalise while adding little to the bigger picture.

The 15-rating has received a lot of press but it’s worth nothing that DC hasn’t decided to take their much-loved trio into Deadpool territory. It’s simply very bloody—a lot of gun-fights, sword-fights and fisticuffs. If you’re happy for your kids to watch Bond, then this cartoon violence isn’t likely to offend them—although, sadly, the rating may impact sales.

Pacing issues aside, Justice League: Warworld is another top-notch addition to the DC Animated Universe, and hugely entertaining to boot.

Reprising their roles as DC’s key trio of super heroes are Jensen Ackles (Supernatural, The Boys, The Winchesters) as Batman and Officer Wayne, Darren Criss (The Assassination of Gianni Versace, Glee) as Superman and Agent Kent, and Stana Katic (Castle, Absentia) as Wonder Woman and Diana Prince.

Special Features include:

  • Illusions on Warworld (New Featurette) – Go behind the scenes and inside the process of designing and creating three distinct genres for the Justice League to inhabit on Warworld.
  •  The Heroic, the Horrible and the Hideous (New Featurette) – Dive deep into the origins and histories of the key players on Warworld and learn how the filmmakers brought them to life.

Paula Hammond - Features Editor

Paula Hammond is a full-time, freelance journalist. She regularly writes for more magazines than is healthy and has over 25 books to her credit. When not frantically scribbling, she can be found indulging her passions for film, theatre, cult TV, sci-fi and real ale. If you should spot her in the pub, after five rounds rapid, she’ll be the one in the corner mumbling Ghostbusters quotes and waiting for the transporter to lock on to her signal… Email: writerpaula@icloud.com

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