Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths is an entertaining animated movie chock full of action. Capturing much of the essence of the old Justice League Unlimited animated series, I found myself forgetting at time that this wasn’t the same show.
An alternate universe Lex Luthor, the last survivor of his world’s Justice League, has come to our heroes’ Earth to seek their aid in stopping the Crime Syndicate which consists of an evil version of some of our world’s greatest heroes like Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman.
With an all-star cast of voice actors including Mark Harmon, Chris Noth, and James Woods and written by comic book writer veteran Dwayne McDuffie, this new movie is sure to please both hardcore comic book fans and casual ones alike.
The only thing I didn’t like in this movie was the voice of Batman played William Baldwin. It’s not so much that Baldwin did a bad job, but more that I just find it hard to watch any animated Batman not voiced by Kevin Conroy. For me, he will always be the voice of Batman in animated form. That said, I think James Woods who plays Batman’s evil counterpart The Owlman did a fantastic job portraying an evil Batman.
For special features, this DVD provides a preview of the next DC animated feature called “Batman: Under The Red Hood” featuring the voices of Bruce Greenwood ("Star Trek") as Batman, "Supernatural" star Jensen Ackles as Red Hood, and Neil Patrick Harris ("How I Met Your Mother") as Nightwing.
Special features also contain an animated short feature starring DC character The Spectre. The animation used features a much more anime look very different from the main movie. The story is interesting and sure to please all you Spectre fans out there.
Among the other features are four episodes from the Justice League Unlimited series picked by Bruce Timm himself, who also was one of the producers for this movie.
If you were a fan of Justice League Unlimited or just love the comic books, then I think this is a movie you will want to check out. Look for it to be released on February 23.