“[to John Jones] And one other thing, I’m not sure what you are or where you come from. But my instincts tell me you’re to be trusted. Make no mistake, I have a $70,000 sliver of a radioactive meteor to stop the one from Metropolis. All I need for you is a penny for a book of matches.” – Batman
Number of Times Seen –1 (9 May 2016)
Brief Synopsis – In an alternate universe, superheroes of the 1950’s band together to try and stop the forces of evil from destroying Earth
My Take on it – Being a fan of the DC universe superheroes in general and specifically with the members of The Justice League, I was quite excited to see this alternate universe origin story of how the League was formed.
The way that they were able to integrate into the story JFK’s vision on seeking new frontiers to conquer which gives it all a new and endearing look at that world and how crime fighting might be different in that kind of setting.
The voice cast is amazing with David Boreanaz, Neil Patrick Harris, John Heard, Miguel Ferrar, Lucy Lawless, Kyle MacLachlan, Kyra Sedgewick, Brooke Shields, Vicki Lewis, Jeremy Sisto and Keith David giving life to such a variety of superheroes.
Bottom Line – Great to see an alternate origin story for how and why the Justice League was formed. Excellent voice cast helps the story move smoothly along. The story is integrated nicely with the vision of JFK and gives a new and endearing meaning to the superhero way of fighting crime while seeking out new frontiers. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The term “New Frontier” was used by John F. Kennedy in his acceptance speech in the 1960 United States presidential election to the Democratic National Convention at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum as the Democratic nominee. Originally just a slogan to inspire America to support him, the phrase developed into a label for his administration’s domestic and foreign programs: “We stand at the edge of a New Frontier – the frontier of unfulfilled hopes and dreams. Beyond that frontier are uncharted areas of science and space, unsolved problems of peace and war, unconquered problems of ignorance and prejudice, unanswered questions of poverty and surplus.” (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy
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