Justice League: Doom

2012 PG-13 1h 17m Blu-ray / DVD

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Justice League: Doom

2012 PG-13 1h 17m Blu-ray / DVD
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Batman's top-secret files on his fellow superheroes -- a safeguard against rogue elements -- have fallen into the clutches of Vandal Savage. With the Justice League's every weakness now laid bare, the entire planet hangs in the balance.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral), English SDH
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1
Screen
Full Screen 1.33:1
Subtitles
English
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 12+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 12+
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Reviews

age 12+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Justice League: Doom is part of a series of animated superhero movies released direct-to-video, which, like the others in this series, are too violent for younger kids but have some worthwhile messages for teens. This installment features seven well-known DC Comics superheroes -- including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern -- teaming up against a new team of supervillains. The element of teamwork is strong, as the heroes each use their best attributes to overcome a huge challenge. Fantasy violence is strong, with almost-constant fighting throughout the story; the fighting ranges from punching and pummeling to fantasy-type weapons use and explosions. Each character must also deal with a psychologically intense (sometimes violent or deadly) situation. There's some minor flirting and language, but violence is the key issue. However, the strong teamwork displayed in this story -- as well as other complex issues -- will give teens something to think about.

Sexual Content

At least three female characters wear skimpy, sexy costumes. There's some minor flirting in a bar scene. One character says of Wonder Woman: "She's so hot!"

Violence

Heavy fighting. A great deal of it is fist fighting, punching, and pummeling, but some of it involves fantasy weapons (like laser blasters) or feats of super-strength. The bad guys attempt psychologically vicious ways to immobilize the heroes. One character catches on fire. Another is buried alive. Another has a bomb strapped to his wrist. Another is shot in the chest, with some blood shown. A giant alligator attacks a character and is killed. There are also a few scary moments. The term "genocide" is used (the bad guy wants to destroy half the world).

Language

"Crap," "damn," and "hell" are each used once or twice.

Social Behavior

There's some great teamwork in this movie, with seven heroes joining forces and using their own personal strengths to overcome a huge problem. On the other hand, a smaller, more complex theme has to do with Batman's lack of trust and faith in his team members (and whether they should swap privacy for safety).

Consumerism

Tie-in to vast quantities of related merchandise.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

A character celebrates a birthday in a bar. But he refuses a drink that he thinks is alcoholic.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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