DC Comics and Warner Bros Animation has (in the past) been the gold standard in superhero animated shows and films. However, over the past few years they adopted an anime form of animation that was hard to look at and some of the voice actors chosen have been less than great. Then came Superman Man of Tomorrow. Not a great film, but the animation was beautiful. Now, with Justice Society World War 2 WB animations has got it all together and created one of the BEST DC Comic animated films ever. It’s really that good.
The voice acting is superb, the animation is neat flawless, and despite the time travel story not being something spectacularly original, the story has great pacing and the way the heroes display their powers is both imaginative and breathtaking.
Justice Society World War 2 is the 41st film in the DC Universe Animated Original Movies line. The film is directed by Jeff Wamester and starring the voices of Stana Katic, Matt Bomer, Elysia Rotaru, Chris Diamantopoulos, Omid Abtahi, Matthew Mercer, Armen Taylor, and Liam McIntyre. It tells an original story of the Flash ending up back in time to World War II where he meets the Justice Society.
If you were a fan of Elseworld DC stories like The Nail and JSA: The Liberty File you will love this film. The additions of Superman and Aquaman to the story in this film help create a broader world and set up an interesting multiverse concept that is only hinted on. As I mentioned earlier, the way the powers of the heroes is depicted is cinematic. Flash has never looked more powerful in a scene reminiscent of Quicksilver from X-Men Days Of Future Past. Wonder Woman is depicted as a force of nature that rips through hordes of Nazi soldiers like they are nothing. But the two characters who stand out the most are Black Canary and Hawkman. I don’t want to spoil it, but the little character moments they have peppered throughout the story makes you really care about them and want to see more of them in future films.
In closing, Justice Society World War 2 is an enjoyable superhero film filled with great character moments and amazing action scenes. HipsterZOMBIEJoint Experience highly recommends Justice Society World War 2 streaming now on VOD.