Where Wonder Woman is a twit and the Justice League kills a lot of people. That's my summary of the movie. I'm usually quite forgiving of big dumb brainless comic book action movies. It's just I'm not quite as used to them being this dumb and this brainless. Justice League: War is a movie that can justifiably said to be little more than an excuse for its action sequences. Even Under the Red Hood, which was a movie that contained a great deal of action, managed to convey a lot more nuance and characterization than this mindless fluff. Except, it's offensive mindless fluff.
|The art is decent but that is, literally, the only saving grace.|
Justice League: War's heroes are some of the most negative incarnations of the franchise's heroes I've seen outside of Earth-3. They're arrogant, violent, rude, quick to anger, and jerks to one another. That's not even bringing the epic number of dismemberings, bisectings, and decapitations they do against Darkseid's Parademons. Back when I was a kid, they'd have the decency to make them robots.
|How do we defeat Darkseid? I know, stab him!|
You might say I'm spoiling the movie with this but I don't think so. Instead, I'm making a point to warn people about what sort of animated film this is. There's an alien invasion and its resolved by beating a bunch of guys for a long time. The End. Secret Origins, a Justice League cartoon with a similar premise, managed to throw in at least a passing bit of social commentary. It also showed our heroes rescuing the future Martian Manhunter from imprisonment as well as the camaraderie that would make them all friends. This Justice League flat-out hates each other.
|Darkseid has no personality.|
Don't watch this movie, get the original Justice League cartoon if you want to watch something decent. This is just basically the lamest collection of fight scenes I've seen in a DC animated movie ever. I say that fully knowing it will permanently brand me as the Comic Book Guy.