DC Universe Animated Original Movies return with their 34th film “Justice League vs. The Fatal Five” and this one kicks ass!
After the two part mess that was “The Death Of Superman” and “Reign Of Superman” DC gets it right with Kevin Conroy, Susan Eisenberg and George Newbern reprising their roles as Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman from the DC Animated Universe.
These three actors have been giving life to our favorite Justice League heroes for almost 20 years and their voice acting like wrapping yourself in a warm cape. They know these characters so well and it shines through every time Warner Brothers is smart enough to use them.
In fact when other actors step in as Bats, Supes and Diana Prince the films are just never as good.
“Justice League vs. The Fatal Five” finds the Earth’s future hanging in the balance when the Justice League faces a powerful new threat – the Fatal Five. Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman seek answers as the time-traveling trio of Mano, Persuader and Tharok terrorize Metropolis in search of budding Green Lantern, Jessica Cruz (Diane Guerrero). These villainous invaders need Jessica’s powers in order to free remaining Fatal Five members Emerald Empress and Validus and carry out their sinister plan.
Luckily the Justice League discover an ally from another time in the peculiar Star Boy (Elyes Gabel). Star Boy is brimming with volatile power and could be exactly what the JL need to defeat the Fatal Five. An epic battle against ultimate evil awaits!
Along the way there are cameos by some members of Batman’s Rogues Gallery as well as standout heroics from Justice League member in training Miss Martian (Daniela Bobadilla). At it’s core “Justice League vs. The Fatal Five” is just a great story. The script is sharp with wit, action and adventure. With a running time of just 77 minutes Director Sam Liu has put together a film that moves at a brisk pace from start to finish.
Fans of the Justice League will also be thrilled with the appearance of Mr. Terrific (Kevin Michael Richardson) who rounds out the JL team as a full fledged member. Finally, the animated style in “Justice League vs. The Fatal Five” presents the characters in the classic animated style from 2001’s original “Justice League” animated television series and that is always a good thing!
After the over serious dreck of the last two DC Universe Animated Original Movies superhero fans can rejoice because “Justice League vs. The Fatal Five” is the fun, action packed film they have been waiting for!
Pat Francis currently hosts the popular comedy/music podcast “Rock Solid,” called 1 of the 8 great music podcasts to put in your ears by USA Today and featuring artists such as Melissa Etheridge, Sammy Hagar and Susanna Hoffs. His frequent appearances on Jimmy Pardo’s top rated podcast “Never Not Funny” are fan favorites. Pat began his entertainment career as a stand-up comic in Chicago, IL. After touring the country and performing in 42 states at comedy clubs and colleges, he relocated to Los Angeles, CA. There he appeared as a comedian on Comedy Central, AMC, the UCB and is a yearly regular at the San Francisco Sketchfest. For the past 5 years he has also served as Co-Host of the yearly event Pardcast-A-Thon which to date has raised over 700,000 for Smile Train. When not entertaining people in person he also makes his living as a Story Producer for reality television programs. It is also important to know that Pat is a monkey in a human mask.