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Justice League (2001) Rediscovery Review

The Justice league contains of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter, Flash, Green Lantern and Hawkgirl. (image copyright: DC Comics

Rating : ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“Justice League” was first released on Nov. 17, 2001 and it ran for nearly three years ending in May 2004. Around this time “Batman:The Animated Series” and “Superman:The Animated Series” were also being made as a side storyline to the Justice League plot.

This series later on became so successful that they made a follow-up series that same year named “Justice League Unlimited.” This lasted three years and the plot connects with an older series named “Batman Beyond” which connected all of these series into the same universe from Warner Bros Animation and DC Comics.

The Justice League series starts off with Batman and Superman fighting three abnormal people who get away from the crime because Superman has an unknown flashback and can’t fight.

Timeskip to months later, Batman goes to an abandoned starlab warehouse for research when he discovers the same three abnormal people and what seems to be their secret project. A shapeshifter suddenly attacks Batman and in the last second of consciousness he uses the watch that Superman lended him and signaled it.

Superman goes to Gotham and finds Batman unconscious in the warehouse. Moments after, a sudden meteorite hits earth with aliens inside.

Batman and Superman started to fight it when Superman got a sudden flashback again and left the fight with the aliens with Batman following out of pure curiosity. They discover a Martian named J’onn J’onzz and from there on out he seeks help from heroes all around and the show introduces new heroes.

Superman soon realizes that one man can’t do everything to protect earth and that with all the heroes that saved the world, they could make an unstoppable team called the Justice League.

What’s unique about this show is that every mission they go on uses two or three episodes to fully show the fights and aftermaths. Each hero is important and has episodes surrounding themselves and their personal conflicts.

Every hero in the Justice League are full-fledged members except for Batman who is only a part time member.

This show may be relatively old compared to other series, but it was the blueprint for a lot of other shows surrounding the DC universe and the animation was amazing especially for how early in the 2000’s it was.

Personally, I really loved this series because all the heroes and villains fighting. I prefer this show over “Justice League Unlimited” because with the original, they only have seven heroes and it’s easier to focus and get to know them all. But with the unlimited series, they introduced way too many new heroes to really gain a good connection to them.

Another reason I prefer the original series is because they had better villains introductions throughout the show. The unlimited series had either repeated the villain or didn’t introduce the villains well enough to understand them.

What “Justice League” did really well was that they were the prequel to “Batman Beyond” and made it seem that they did the show before “Batman Beyond” but in reality they made the “Justice League” series after “Batman Beyond.”

Some people prefer the newer versions of the Justice League but never really gave the original series a chance because of how early the show  came out. I recommend watching “Justice League” the animated series because of the characters, animation and storyline.

“Justice League’ is on Netflix, HBOMax, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video and Fandango at home.

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