Blu-ray Review: JUSTICE SOCIETY: WORLD WAR II Sees Your Favourite DC Comics Heroes Battling The Nazis
If you’re in the mood for some DC animation, then fans of all ages will find much to enjoy in Justice Society: World War II. It’s an enjoyable romp featuring many of your favourite DC Comics heroes – but with the added twist that most of the story takes place during WWII. That means there’s plenty of Nazi-beating action on display as Wonder Woman, Black Canary, Hawkman, Hourman, The Flash and Steve Trevor attempt to stop Hitler’s troops taking over a war-ravaged Europe.
Justice Society: World War II opens in present day Metropolis with Barry Allen’s Flash and Superman battling Braniac. When The Flash hits the speed-button a touch too hard, he finds himself trapped in the past on Earth 2 as the Justice Society find themselves taking on the Nazis. He’s a man out of time – but will he manage to get back to his own world – and more importantly, will he be accepted into the Justice Society?
Solid animation and strong voice work means that Justice Society: World War II looks and sounds good. However, it does look a touch like a Saturday morning cartoon – nothing wrong with that I suppose – it is an animated comic book movie after all. It simply doesn’t feel like it belongs on the next level. Having said that, the film does have a few narrative surprises which make it entertaining – I won’t get into them here because it’s spoiler territory.
While it might not be an all-time animated classic, Justice Society: World War II has enough pizzaz to make it a fun 90 minutes.