Jay Oliva brings Justice League Dark from the pages of DC Comics to the small screen through animation. Based on the New 52 plot, this film delves into the darker side of the magic in the Justice League’s universe.
The Justice League is investigating violent murders across the country. Though Superman (Jerry O’Connell) and Wonder Woman (Rosario Dawson) suspect magic, Batman (Jason O’Mara) remains unconvinced. After being possessed by Boston Brand aka Deadman (Nicholas Turturro), Batman realizes that John Constantine (Matt Ryan) is needed for this adventure.
Gathering Zatanna (Camilla Luddington), Deadman, John Constantine, Etrigan (Ray Chase), and Black Orchid (Colleen Villard) into the House of Mystery. They investigate further and discover a mysterious magician known as Destiny (Alfred Molina) is trying to free himself from Hell. Though it leads them to meeting Swamp Thing (Roger Cross) and battling Felix Faust (Enrico Colantoni), they soon discover there is more to the mystery than simple magic.
I feel like Warner Bros. animated is running out of ideas. After using magic in a previous film, they are overplaying it again in this Justice League Dark. I’ve never been a huge fan of these characters, outside of Batman and Zatanna, so seeing them in a movie that was way too overblown did nothing to ease my discomfort.
While I did enjoy Batman and Zatanna’s chemistry, I found the other characters uninteresting and I felt Swamp Thing did not have enough screen time. The animation and the voice cast was cool and I know fans were happy to see Matt Ryan return as Constantine, but outside of that, I was not impressed with this film.
FAVORITE QUOTE: I have a butler.
PARENTAL CONCERNS: Dark magical violence, sexual innuendo, foul language
Check out the teaser below:
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