Justice League vs. The Fatal Five

Pretty decent DC animated movie which involves numerous characters from across time and space.

Apart from the big three viz. Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, the Justice League roster here features lesser known characters like Mr. Terrific, Ms Martian and most notably, Jessica Cruz, one of the new Green Lanterns.

The plot basically involves classic Legion of Super-Heroes villains, the Fatal Five. Emerald Express and Validus have been imprisoned in the past and Mano, Tharok and the Persuader – along with unwilling stowaway, Legionnaire Star Boy – travel back to the 21st century. Mayhem ensues.

The writing is strong as it focuses mainly on psychological issues faced by Cruz and Star Boy, which they ultimately have to overcome to save the day. There were surprising quite a few ‘lump-in-throat’ moments which marked this as one of the better DC animated movies in recent memory.

Highly recommended!

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