But everything is resolved without injury -- even the villains swim away from the jeopardy in one case, literally. Frequent cartoon action is never real or scary: Drones fly; worlds explode; heroes are zapped and re-zapped; villains fall and rise to fall again. When the evildoer succeeds in capturing three of the heroes, Batman and the others must divide their attention between protecting Earth and finding their comrades. Be creative: Imagine and write about an era from times past, and take one of the superheroes there. How does your family handle the pressure to buy toys introduced in the movies you see? Of course, that would mean the end of civilization as we know it.
Surprisingly funny and inventive, this entry in the marketing behemoth's catalog of goodies is a welcome addition. Even though this is a lighthearted action tale, kids should be comfortable with real vs. Lots of playful cartoon action: zaps, blasts, captures, falls, laser battles, and heroes in danger. But Batman , in charge for most of this movie, is up for the challenge. . Both outer space and time travel are elements in this movie, and that enables the Justice League's denizens to have fun with the galaxy, dinosaurs, pirates, and a brief foray into the future.
Will new and streamlined toys be available online and at your local store? The search takes them to some unexpected places and times -- the Jurassic Age, the 18th century, and, finally, a dystopian future. It's enjoyable to watch characters with whom you are very familiar end up in unexpected places. This feature is very funny, its comedy relevant to both kids and grown-ups. The humor comes mostly from familiarity with the popular, distinctive characters, though the plot to shrink-wrap the Earth has its moments, too. And a time-travel component opens up new landscapes for the filmmakers to mine for comedy. Fine for everyone except the very young or very sensitive who are not yet comfortable with make-believe mayhem.
Did you find yourself laughing at the most suspenseful moments? The cave dwellers, ruled by powerful Amazonian females, and the prototypical swashbuckling pirates are particularly clever. Will Superman, Green Lantern, and Wonder Woman be found and restored to the present? The emphasis on humor, character, and cultural trends in these stories helps to balance the heavy marketing that will always be attached. Will the Brainiac's maniacal and obsessive-compulsive plan be thwarted? He and his trusty pals Superman , Wonder Woman Grey Griffin , Cyborg , Flash , and Green Lantern take on the drones, explosives, and robots that the Brainiac sends their way. . .
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