Justice League Action Review
With all the excitement of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story most people overlooked the release of the new animated DC show, “Justice League Action.” The show premiered yesterday on Cartoon Network and features an art style that is reminiscent of the previous Justice League show but with elements of Teen Titans Go. Whether you like the art style or not, you will most certainly love the voice cast. The talented Mark Hamill returns as the voice of the Joker and Kevin Conroy also returns to voice Batman. In addition, they also have Sean Astin playing the voice of Shazam, Deidrech Badder voicing Booster Gold, Hannibal Buress as the voice of Mr. Terrific, and James Woods voicing Lex Luthor. And that is only a fraction of the talent lending their voices to this fantastic cast. And while I could talk about the depth of the voice cast the same cannot be said by the depth of the show. It is certainly deeper than Teen Titans Go but the stories are still simple, short, and straight forward with a focus on the action. Consisting of two 11 minute episodes the lack of depth can probably be blamed on time constraints. However, the new show is aimed at a younger audience with an aim to sell action figures so the shorter, action-packed episodes work for the intended purpose. The show not only packs a ton of action, but also a great amount of humor. Overall the show is a fun experience sure to please all DC fans. It may not have the depth of Young Justice but it probably will not get cancelled after two seasons either. If you are looking for some simple fun with an all-star DC ensemble I’m sure you will enjoy the show. I certainly did.