As you probably know by now, I'm a huge fan of the DC Universe, so today's review is about the Justice Society of America, which I just watched the other day. I thought the movie was overall fantastic. I enjoyed most of the characters such as The Flash and Wonderwoman, though, the story didn't have too much plot to it, but I guess it did make sense for DC film. Of course, I still know DC as writers for some amazing animated features and I think that is one of DC's greatest strengths.
The most interesting part of the plot that I was invested was how Aquaman was under mind control. We actually see him and Wonderwoman square off and he's actually an even match for her. I did kind of like how they made one of the heroes want to fight against his side, but I don't like how they did it. I think it would've been more impactful if they chose a deeper-level reason like deception versus mind control, which seems kind of cheap. I did find it hilarious that Aquaman considers himself on the same level as the God. I understand he was under mind control, but still, it's hilarious that he thinks he's so superior. I do hope the fight with Wonderwoman humbles Aquaman slightly, and shows him that he should never underestimate his opponents.
Other than that, the plot was kind of thin. One thing that would've made the plot better was if there were actual Nazi counterparts to the superhoes, like a Batman vs Joker kind of feel. But it was just the notable superheroes facing off a general Nazi army like they were ants.
I think the character that I enjoy the most was Wonderwoman because this is a version who understood what it takes to win a war and didn't treat the enemy with kid gloves. I hate when heroes try to hold back as to try and not hurt anyone, but Womerwoman went full force. I also liked the original version of The Flash. He dons that iconic helmet and is one of the smarter characters in the film.
In the end, The Flash learns that none of us know how long we have to live, so you should take your chance especially in things like love and be in the present. Although, I think there would've been easier ways for him to learn that lesson rather than sending him through time. For example, Iris could've been captured by one of the villains and he would've had to save her, thereby learning the same lesson he learned this time, but you know how DC loves that time travel. Again, I have to reiterate that I loathe time travel. I'm still a fan of DC though, and I truly look forward to the next DC animated film. To anyone who has seen this film, what are your thoughts about it?