DCU Justice League: War
An adaptation of the 2011 comic book crossover The New 52, this film goes back to a time when superheroes were new to our world and learn how the Justice League came together during an alien attack of Earth.
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PG-13Parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Justice League: War is a 2014 straight-to-DVD installment in which Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, and other well-known superheroes band together to stop an alien invasion of Earth. While the more "noir" takes of these superheroes has been going on for some time now -- Batman and company are far from perfect, have obvious flaws, have difficulty finding acceptance from the human race, etc. -- parents more accustomed to the '70s and '80s evocations of these characters will be more than a little shocked to see the Green Lantern call Batman a "phenomenal douche bag." There is other profanity throughout (including "s--t" and "bitch"), but it's the violence that's the most prevalent. The movie feels like one long fight scene as superheroes and villains fight each other, throw each other into walls and buildings, and battle with swords. There is some bullying and taunting, and in one scene a man informs Wonder Woman that she "dress[es] like a whore." Also, when Wonder Woman puts the "lasso of truth" around this man, he reveals he cross-dresses in a Wonder Woman costume because it "makes [him] feel powerful."
- Sexual Content
- Reference to cross-dressing.
- Unrelenting comic book-style violence. Frequent fight scenes, battle scenes, sword fights. Some bullying, taunting.
- "S--t," "son of a bitch," "ass," "hell." Green Lantern calls Batman a "phenomenal douche bag." A man in a group of protestors tells Wonder Woman that she "dress[es] like a whore."
- Social Behavior
- Teamwork and perseverance are shown as positive attributes, although some of the superheroes are reluctant to engage in these actions at some points.
- Characters are also sold as action-figure toys; movie is presented by the same company that created the comic books in which these characters got their start.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Not applicable
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it