Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths


Action / Animation / Fantasy / Sci-Fi

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Mark Harmon Photo
Mark Harmon as Superman
Gina Torres Photo
Gina Torres as Superwoman
Nolan North Photo
Nolan North as Green Lantern / Power Ring
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Kari Wuhrer as Model Citizen / Black Canary
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692.23 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 15 min
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1.39 GB
English 5.1
23.976 fps
1 hr 15 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by TheLittleSongbird8 / 10

An excellent DC movie...

I did enjoy Justice League: New Frontier, but between this and that, I consider this the slightly better movie. My only real reservations actually was two members of the voice cast. William Baldwin does what he can, but lacks the mystery and darkness of what I associate Batman with. Mark Harmon is also too monotone for Superman. My other reservation was Superman and Luthor's relationship which I think could have been expanded more. However, most of the voice acting is great. I think Chris Noth brings a great deal of heroism to Lex Luthor, and while underused Nolan North is both heroic and sinister. The best are Gina Torres, who gives Superwoman a great femme-fatale edge, and especially James Woods, whose Owlman is just superb. The animation is atmospheric and detailed with some funky character designs like with Wonder Woman and the music is haunting. The writing is mature and sharp, more so than New Frontier, Superwoman and Flash's quips are especially funny without jarring, and the story has an edge and urgency to it. I found the romance arc heart-warming with Martian Manhunter as well. All in all, I found A Crisis of Two Earths excellent. 8/10 Bethany Cox

Reviewed by Quinoa19848 / 10

the Justice League flies high and goes up against... the bizarro world of themselves!

One of the things that makes these DC animated movies, specifically those as of late (with very few exceptions) so strong thematically is that they take the foundations of the characters from the comics and the TV shows, keep them strong, and build upon them as their own forms of mythology. We see this in Superman: Doomsday with the concept of 'Can Superman be taken down?', to even a slightly lessor film like Wonder Woman, which asks, simply, 'Is this a man's world, or is there some I Am Woman Hear Me Roar too?'

While the best of the lot, Justice League New Frontier, is hard to get eclipsed in its storytelling, this new direct to video release, Crisis on Two Earths, does its best to come close. At first it might appear to be a simple bizarro-world story (or Elseworld tale as it can be called, i.e. Superman: Red Son),where the Justice League is visited by Lex Luthor(!) from the other world, who is actually battling the bad-guy versions of the JLA, and they have to stop them- specifically the mastermind Owlman- from destroying possibly both worlds... or all.

What makes it richer is how the writers and directors build upon the tropes and even add some philosophy to the mix - the way Owlman looks at all of the worlds, the nihilism present, and his disgust of free will, is rather morbidly fascinating for the few minutes its given light in what would be otherwise a "kids" movie - and keeps fans happy. I wouldn't say this is a good place to start for newbies to these characters; not so much for a complex story, which is isn't entirely, but that some of the characters are already so well established and that some of the smaller ones may just float by without much consequence (I, who has been catching up on the Justice League animated show, didn't recognize some of the characters unless named). It really is made by fans of the series (the directors are also well-established with these films, practically covering all of the recent ones for better and worse),for fans, as a rock-em-sock-em elseworld story.

While some small parts do frustrate a bit (how Owlman is so set in his path towards the end... and then proceeds to go and beat up Batman anyway seems rather redundant),it gives us some great moments in DC animated history. That one line from Batman especially to Owlman, "The difference between you and I - we both looked in the abyss, and you blinked", is a keeper, and some of the quips given by Superwoman and the Flash (yes, the Flash) are really funny. And though the overall outcome of who will triumph and so on can be called practically from the outset, the fun and danger comes in the instances of uncertainty between character fights and the intensity of one-on-one action, or just unexpected moments (the 'Green Arrow' in the elseworld is basically painted Red and made into the Batman villain Deadshot) that delight.

One last note - the voice acting here was surprisingly good. It's tricky not having the standard voices for Super/Batmen (I'm always wary hearing Batman not as Kevin Conroy),but William Baldwin actually didn't do too bad, and same for Mark Harmon. Best of all were Gina Torres as the femme fatale in Superwoman, and James Woods dialing down his usual hammy bad-guy acting for Owlman, who sounds so cerebral one wonders why he has that big suit of armor.

Reviewed by neil-4767 / 10

Enjoyable Justice League shenanigans

The late Dwayne McDuffie does a decent job scripting this animated movie, a variation on one of the early Gardner Fox / Mike Sekowsky JLA Crisis stories, whereby our familiar heroes are called upon to battle their evil doppelgangers on a parallel earth. That's about it for plot, other than that Owlman, the evil Batman equivalent, is so nihilistic that he becomes driven by the notion that by eliminating the original earth, he can eliminate all of them and commit a kind of suicide which involves destroying all reality. Which seems a bit much to me, but then I'm not a nutjob super-villain.

Character design and animation are about what one would expect for this kind of animated feature. Voice casting isn't bad, with James Woods' Owlman taking the top award. Owlman could so easily be an over the top character: instead, Woods underplays him to the extent that his lack of histrionics is far more chilling than a more flamboyant display would have been.

I enjoyed this.

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