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‘DC League of Super-Pets’ – Review

‘DC League of Super-Pets’ – Review


It’s time for the heroes to fight the good fight and save the world, but this time they come with four legs and a good bit of fluff in the all-star family entertainment movie that is a must-watch at cinemas, DC League of Super-Pets.

Krypto the Super-Dog (Dwayne Johnson) and Superman (John Krasinski) are inseparable best friends, sharing the same superpowers and fighting crime side by side in Metropolis. However, when the Man of Steel and the rest of the Justice League are kidnapped, Krypto must convince a ragtag group of animals to master their own newfound powers for a rescue mission.

Audiences both young and old are continually enchanted by the actions and world-saving narratives of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the Justice League. But this group of heroes are about to take a step back as their four-legged friends including Krypto the Superdog, Ace the Bathound, PB, Chip and Merton McSnurtle are called upon to save the world in DC League of Super-Pets. When Lex Luthor, Superman and Krypto’s arch-enemy plots a new way to conquer the world with a new form of orange kryptonite the stakes could not be higher. But his mission doesn’t go quite accordingly to plan, and instead of Luthor gaining otherworldly powers, the animals of Metropolis do instead. Then rogue guinea pig Lulu (Kate McKinnon) steps in with her own plans to conquer the world, and it’s up to Krypto and his new friends to save the day.

From start to finish, DC League of Super-Pets is complete and absolute fun. With its original narrative and unique framing of the story from the pet’s perspective, DC League of Super-Pets gives audiences an entirely fresh look at the DCEU and the heroes and villains who make it up. Director Jared Stern brings an incredible level of creativity and freshness to this story, its four-colour visuals pop with classic comic book flair, and the artistry and animation are just brilliant to look upon. The storytelling is very original and delves directly into man’s connection, need and love for the relationship with his pets and this emotion and meaning are explored throughout the picture. Then there’s the comedy and this is of course top-notch, and these jokes and gags will have you giggling in your seat.

DC League of Super-Pets gets an absolute all-star cast with the likes of Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, John Krasinski, Keanu Reeves, Olivia Wilde, Jameela Jamil, Vanessa Bayer, Diego Luna, Natasha Lyonne, Marc Maron and Kate McKinnon. Johnson and Hart again continue their game of one-upmanship with each of their respective roles, but while the hi-jinks are hilarious and the superpowers fun, there’s a considerable level of drama to each of their performances, and themes of love, loss, abandonment and hope come into play in relationship to the presence of Krypto and Ace. However, if DC League of Super-Pets does have a scene-stealer then it’s most definitely Kate McKinnon as the megalomaniacal guinea pig Lulu, who is bent on conquering the entire world and she has a blast with this very evil guinea pig!

As a cinematic experience, DC League of Super-Pets just has everything that both parents and kids could want to see on screen. There’s some high-flying action, some flat-out laugh-out-loud moments, plenty of big drama and world-saving moments, and a good serving of love that is certain to touch the audience in that very special way. Whether young or old, this is a movie that the whole family can watch and whether they’re new to the world of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman or are long-time stalwarts of the DCEU, they’re certain to get a kick out of this film.

DC League of Super-Pets is a truly special film that every member of the family will love. You won’t just like this movie, you’ll be guaranteed to love it, and it’s delivered with the perfect amount of heart that audiences will leave the theatre feeling energized and with a very big smile on their faces making it a perfect watch for the school holidays.

Image: Warner Brothers Pictures