Justice League Dark: Apokolips War (2020) (4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Review)

Justice League Dark: Apokolips War (2020) (4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Review)

Justice League Dark: Apokolips War (2020) (4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Review)

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Justice League Dark: Apokolips War (2020) (4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Review)
Directed By: Matt Peters, Christina Sotta
STARRING: Tony Todd, Rebecca Romijn, Rosario Dawson
Rated: R/Region O/1:78/4K (2160p)/Number of Discs 2
Available from Warner Bros.

Culminating a six-year animated journey that began with the release of Justice League War in 2014, “Justice League Dark: Apokolips War” finds Earth decimated after intergalactic tyrant Darkseid has devastated the Justice League in a poorly executed war by the DC Super Heroes. Now the remaining bastions of good – the Justice League, Teen Titans, Suicide Squad and assorted others – must regroup, strategize and take the war to Darkseid in order to save the planet and its surviving inhabitants. This is truly the war to end all wars, and only the victor will live to enjoy the spoils.

I think Justice League Dark: Apokolips is the fifteenth movie in the animated DC universe. A universe that has succeeded where the live-action counterpart failed. This just so happens to be the last movie in that DCAU and it goes out with a pretty big bang here as we’re fully in the Darkseid plot and nobody at all in the DC universe is safe. I think it goes without saying that we have a lot of deaths here in this one. I think we all expected that to a point, but this thing kills, kills, and kills some more! People you know not only die but die in very quick fashion and sometimes it happens to people you’d expect more out of. I think we could compare it to the first Transformers movie but only this time we have a movie that isn’t aimed at the kids so I guess you at least won’t have kid trauma. But as an adult, be prepared to be shocked a bit as well.

I’m also even more shocked that our main heroes we follow here is Raven, John Constantine, and a power-less Superman. If nothing else, this one sure is interesting. And it also is very unexpected. That being said, without spoiling it, the ending we end up with here is one I did expect. As a matter of fact, after what we get and see with this, I don’t think there is any other way. I think just about any DC character you can think of at least has a small part in this, even if it comes in the form of a blink and you miss it spot. I think all things considered this is probably the best way and the only way they could have ended this thing unless they did a two-part movie. Without doing that, you can kind of see why some things do feel a little rushed in spots. All in all, Justice League Dark: Apokolips is a sold movie and leaves you feeling all sorts of mixed emotions once it is all said and done. It isn’t the best movie we’ve seen in the long series, but it is one that has to be done to move forward and down other paths.

Extras

  • DC Showcase: Adam Strange Short
  • Darkseid: New God / Evil Classic
  • Audio Commentary with Directors Matt Peters and Christine Sotta, executive producer James Tucker, and screenwriter Ernie Altbacker
  • Sneak Peek: Superman, Man of Tomorrow
  • Previews: Justice League Dark and Batman & Harley Quinn
  • From the DC Vault: Three related adventures are included here: “Zombie King” and “Abate and Switch” from the first volume of Justice League Action (only available on DVD), as well as “Nevermore” from the first season of Teen Titans (recently released as a complete series Blu-ray set from Warner Archive)

QUALITY OF TRANSFER: 97%

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