Hey gang, Valkor here. 2019 is turning out to be a great year for comic book fans, especially if you're a fan of the animated and live action films. Shazam and Captain Marvel were big hits, Endgame is about to drop and blow everyone away (I hope), and if you want an animated treat, look no further than DC/WB's latest “Justice League vs. The Fatal Five”. It mixes something old (Justice League Unlimited) with something new (new story, characters, etc). And it's definitely worth checking out. Beware of some spoilers ahead.
Justice League vs. Fatal Five kicks things off in the future where the Legion of Superheroes tries to defend their base, or more specifically a time machine from three members of the FF. Unfortunately, the gang's infiltration attempt was a success as they were able to acquire the machine and make off with it. However, two things impede their escape – first, Braniac 5 was able to place a field around the time machine (something he set up before they arrived), trapping the FF members inside. And two, Starboy was able to hitch a ride just before the trio blasted back into the past. Once in the present day, Starboy is locked away in Arkham (thanks to Batman), the trio is let loose from their time machine prison (thanks to Mr. Terrific), and the remaining two members are later set free as soon as the FF trio obtained one more piece to their puzzle – Limelight aka Jessica Cruz aka the Green Lantern. It's present versus future in an all or nothing showdown! Oh, and this one doesn't have a happy ending.
Fatal Five not only brings in the Trinity and their respective voice actors from JLU - Batman (Kevin Conroy), Superman (George Newbern) and Wonder Woman (Susan Eisenberg), but it also tosses into the mix some fresh faces such as Mr. Terrific, Miss Martian, Jessica Cruz, and Starboy. Finally, with the combo pack you not only get the Blu-Ray, DVD, and a digital copy, but also a host of extras that includes two bonus episodes selected from the DC animated vault, commentary, a look at upcoming film “Batman: Hush” and much more. Ultimately, is the film worth the price of admission? You better believe it! And I'll tell you why in the TOV Breakdown!
Justice League vs. The Fatal Five is an impressive and entertaining animated film that'll delight anyone who was a fan of Justice League Unlimited or any fan looking to get their superhero fill. The film has a solid story that's filled with plenty of action with a few emotional moments mixed within. My favorite part of the film, which was few, was the back and forth between Miss Martian and Batman – especially the part where she calls him out on working with teens. But one of the most shocking moments of the film has to be towards the end where the Fatal Five really go all out in their attack – we're talking dudes getting impaled and what not. And some of the coolest Lanterns also bite the big one. Finally, the animation was on par with the JLU show, if anything it's a step up from that. And the performances really bring it all together. In the end, Justice League vs. The Fatal Five is all kinds of awesome! And to DC/WB, please keep churning out the hits and I'll keep coming back for more!
Justice League vs. The Fatal Five is available now on DVD, Blu-Ray, digital, triple play combo pack and 4K combo pack! Regardless of the media you choose, you won't be disappointed with this film as it's packed with everything that makes the DC/WB animated films great. I highly recommend it! So, out of TOV 5 stars, I'm giving Justice League vs. The Fatal Five a 4.5.