DVD Review: Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths

Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths
2-Disc DVD | Blu-ray
Directed by Lauren Montgomery & Sam Liu
Starring Mark Harmon, Gina Torres, William Baldwin, James Woods, and Chris Noth
Warner Home Video
Release Date: February 23, 2010

Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths is the seventh direct-to-video animated film of the DC Universe Animated Original Movies line released by Warner Premiere and Warner Bros. Animation and it might just be the best yet.

The story begins in a parallel universe, where the lone survivor of Earth’s Justice League, Lex Luthor, travels through other world dimensions to join forces with Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, and J’onn J’onzz in a desperate attempt to save his world and its people. But the villainous Crime Syndicate controlled by Ultraman, Owlman, and Superwoman will stop at nothing to maintain their domination.

The stellar voice cast includes Mark Harmon as Superman, James Woods as Owlman, Chris Noth as Lex Luthor, Gina Torres as Superwoman, William Baldwin as Batman, Bruce Davison as President Slade Wilson, Nolan North as Green Lantern, and Josh Keaton as The Flash.

Originally, the film was intended to be part of the DC’s animated universe under the title, Justice League: World’s Collide, however, the story has been subsequently re-written so that it functions as a stand-alone film in the DC Universe Animated Original Movies line.

Fans of previous DC Animated films will not be disappointed as Crisis on Two Earth delivers in every area you could ask for.

The Geek: Excellent blend of explosive action and subtle character moments that will satisfy fans of all sorts.

The Weak: DCU Animation vets Tim Daly and Kevin Conroy are sorely missed in the vocal department.

Final Thoughts: Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths is my favorite DC Animated film so far and I highly recommend it.

For my full thoughts on this DVD be sure to check out Episode 135 of The Geekland Podcast where I discuss the film further.

Bonus Features

Note: I did not get a chance to check out any of the bonus features with the exception of the look at the next DCU movie, but here’s a listing of what’s contained on the release. My Geekland co-hosts claim that these bonus features are a must-watch part of the package.

Disc 1:
– “A First Look at the Next DC Universe Movie”
– Green Lantern First Look
– Superman/Batman Public Enemies First Look
– Wonder Woman: The Amazon Princess
– Trailers

Disc 2:
– DC Showcase: The Spectre
– “The New World”
– Bruce Timm’s Top Picks; “A Better World” Parts 1 and 2

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