|Posted by john Donnelly on April 20, 2014 at 1:00 PM|
This movie was excellent.....a great way to introduce the justice League battling to save the earth..
it's great to see that there more adult orientated and not just for kids.....
A must watch.....great story, action packed, funny...looking forward to the next one
Justice League: War is a direct-to-video animated superhero film adaptation of Geoff Johns and Jim Lee's 2011 story Justice League: Origin. It was directed by Jay Oliva, scripted by Heath Corson. It is the 18th film in the DC Universe Animated Original Movies series and the first in a new series of shared DC Animated Universe Movies. The film was released for downloading on January 21and was released on Blu-ray and DVD formats on February 4, 2014. It had its world premiere at the Paley Center for Media on the same day.wiki
A series of strange abductions have occurred in Gotham City. Video footage suggests that Batman, a wanted, costumed vigilante, is behind the incidents. When a mysterious cloaked kidnapper abducts a woman, Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) arrives to confront the kidnapper and saves the woman when she is dropped from above. Green Lantern then attacks the kidnapper, revealing it to be a monstrous Parademon. As Green Lantern is about to be killed, Batman appears and saves him from the rooftop. The Parademon resumes its position and attacks both heroes. They escape from the city's police and chase the creature into the sewers, where it charges a Mother Box and explodes. Batman and Green Lantern check the box, deduce that it is of extraterrestrial origin, and decide to ask Superman for an answer. Another Mother Box, supplied by The Flash (Barry Allen) is being studied at S.T.A.R. Labs. Doctor Silas Stone, father of Vic Stone, deliberately misses his son’s football game so he can study the box. Arriving in Metropolis, Batman and Green Lantern fight Superman—who has fought a Parademon previously and believes the heroes are for working with it. The battle spreads over a portion of the city; it finally stops when Batman calls Superman "Clark". Superman uses his x-ray vision and recognizes Batman as Bruce Wayne. The three heroes then begin to collaborate. On planet Apokolips, Darkseid orders Desaad to begin an invasion of Earth in response to the superheroes discovery of his plans.
Vic arrives at S.T.A.R. Labs and argues with his father, who believes that football has no importance in a world that is changing with the appearance of metahumans. At the Daily Planet, Superman, Batman, and Green Lantern realize the invasion has begun when the box activates and several Boom Tubes appear throughout the world, including S.T.A.R. Labs. An explosion fatally wounds and embeds the Box’s technology into Vic, forcing S.T.A.R. Lab to take Vic to an emergency room to save him. Silas loads Vic into a hi-tech medical bed, connecting his son with various technologies. Countless Parademons appear around the world, attacking everyone on sight. The box’s technology is connected to Vic and the labs' equipment, transforming Vic into Cyborg. Just as the Flash arrives to save the scientists, Cyborg’s systems reveal details of Apokolips, Darkseid, and the invasion plan. At his foster home, teenager Billy Batson sees a Parademon outside and mystically turns into the superhero Shazam. Air Force One is attacked in the air, but is saved by the Amazon princess Wonder Woman (Diana Prince) and Superman. After the heroes gather, Cyborg reveals that the invasion is a prelude to the terraforming of Earth. Darkseid arrives and proves to be a powerful opponent who defeats each hero effortlessly.
Superman is captured. Batman stops Green Lantern and persuades him to help the heroes work together after he unmasks himself. Wayne deliberately gets himself captured to save Superman. Green Lantern, acting as a leader, assembles everyone and decides that to defeat Darkseid they must disable his eyes first, preventing him from using his Omega Beams. Batman arrives on Apokolips and stops Desaad from turning Superman into a Parademon, but because of his brainwashing, Superman goes on a rampage, resulting Desaad's death. Batman reasons with Superman, helping him regain control. On Earth, after disabling Darkseid, Cyborg connects with the Mother Box to reopen the Boom Tubes and send the tyrant and his army back to their home world. Though the Parademons are gone, Darkseid remains. Superman and Batman arrive and together they force the tyrant into the portal. With the world saved, the once-discriminated superheroes gain the public's trust and are honored at the White House. Grateful to have met others like themselves but debating whether they should be a team if a similar threat happens, the President of the United States asks whether they have a name. The newly formed group is annoyed when Shazam abruptly announces the "Super Seven" without the others' consent.
In a post-credits scene, an Atlantean ship emerges from the ocean and Ocean Master appears carrying a dead body that is said to be his king. Seeing the corpses of various sea life affected by Darkseid’s attacks, the Atlantean considers it as an act of war from the surface and swears to exact vengeance.