I used a coupon from Redbox the other night, rent one, get one at a Wal-Mart Redbox kiosk. After the Fathom Events double feature, I figured an animated DC double feature would work.
Justice League vs the Fatal Five is in the same continuity as the Justice League / Justice League: Unlimited, with Bruce Timm as the executive producer and Kevin Conroy, George Newbern, Susan Eisenberg returning as the voices of Batman, Superman & Wonder Woman. Kevin Michael Richardson, who has a long history of voice work with DC animation projects provides the voice of Mr. Terrific and the Green Lantern Kilowog.
Bruce Timm also provided the voice for Harvey Two-Face Dent.
Green Lantern Jessica Cruz, Star Boy, and Miss Martian are the stars of the movie, though. And, apparently, this is the first depiction of Jessica Cruz’s origin story.
Three of the five Fatal Five have traveled back in time from the 31st century, and were followed by Star Boy, who thanks to losing access to his medication, is put in Arkham Asylum. When the three villains escape, it triggers Star Boy’s memory, and he joins the Justice League in the attempt to recapture them.
Meanwhile, Jessica Cruz is dealing with her PTSD and trying to get the Green Lantern ring to work for her. And Miss Martian is a probationary member of the League, trying to prove herself to the heroes, especially Batman.
This film continues the recent trend of the animated films featuring butt crack nudity and a bit harsh language.
I enjoyed the story quite a bit, too. I liked Miss Martian’s nervous snarkiness with Batman, and that it showed a few different members of the League, highlighting powers and abilities for the superheroes. The villains were pretty good, too, and that their future technology was able to injure Superman was a nice touch.
After watching this one, I started to watch Teen Titans Go! vs Teen Titans. And I fell asleep on the couch before it was over. So, I had to try again Friday morning.
Teen Titans Go! vs Teen Titans has the versions from both animated shows first challenging each other, and then having to work together to save the multiverse from Trigon. Each voice actor pulls double duty, voicing both the regular and Go! versions of their characters.
As with everything else I’ve seen involving Teen Titans Go! it takes the stuff that is cool about DC, and makes it stupid.
I did appreciate the different animation styles, and the looks at the various versions of the Teen Titans across different realities. It made me miss the original Teen Titans animated series, too. Kinda loved that show.