DC League of Super-Pets has an all-star voice cast.
DC League of Super-Pets starring Dwayne The Rock Johnson and Kevin Hart hits theaters on July 29th. The film also stars the voices of Kate McKinnon, John Krasinski, Vanessa Bayer, Natasha Lyonne, Diego Luna, Marc Maron, Thomas Middleditch, Ben Schwartz, and Keanu Reeves. In addition, Jared Stern, a writer/consultant on the LEGO movies, makes his animated feature film directorial debut.
Krypto the Super-Dog and Superman are inseparable best friends. They share the same superpowers and fight crime in Metropolis side by side. However, when Superman and the rest of the Justice League are kidnapped, Krypto must convince a rag-tag shelter pack to master their newfound powers and help him rescue the Super Heroes. This new team consists of Ace, the hound, PB, the potbellied pig, Merton, the turtle, and Chip, the squirrel.
If you like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kevin Hart team-ups, parents, this movie is for you. Your children couldn’t care less about who voices the super-pets and super-heroes. They will love the silly action and cheesy lines. The film is vibrant and fun, unlocking your child’s wild imagination. Parents, it may be fun to know beforehand that The Office’s John Krasinski voices Superman and Batman is none other than Keanu Reeves. I would love to see Reeves play a live-action version of the Dark Knight one day, and hopefully, it will tackle the Batman Beyond story. My favorite parts of the movie were when the pets were not the focal point. I was more interested in the Justice League and Lex Luthor. I would love to see this animated version continue with a spin-off solely focused on the heroes.
But the story in this film was pretty clever, and there are a ton of touching moments that will tug at your heartstrings as a pet owner.
Visually the animation is well done in this style.
The iconic looking Superman and Wonder Woman look excellent. However Batman, Green Lantern, and Cyborg could have been better designed. Cyborg was a bit to busy, Batman looked a tad silly with this new suit and Green Lantern was too cosplay looking. The film takes place in Metropolis, which looks monstrous and extraordinary. It reminded me of being immersed in the animated series as a kid. I would love Krasinski to return at the Man of Steel in a Superman/Krypto movie that is not at gimmicky as Super-Pets.
I give DC’s League of Super-Pets 3 out of 5 stars. I wish the humor were a bit sharper for adults, but kids will be on the edge of their seats in this pawesome and furry fun, fit for the entire family.