I’m a fan of these DC Animated movies. In this latest feature, Justice League Dark: Apokolips War the Justice League is tricked by Darkseid and the results are disastrous. Darkseid turns Batman into a minion. The Earth is being mined by Darkseid’s machinery into ruin. And Superman’s powers are suppressed by liquid Kryptonite. Things look grim.

Surprisingly, magic comes to the fore in this movie. John Constantine joints Raven (from Teen Titans) to use their combined powers to change the trajectory of doom.

If you’re a fan of the Justice League and the magic elements of the DC Universe, you’ll enjoy Justice League Dark: Apokolips War. GRADE: B


DC Showcase: Adam Strange (Animated Short) – On an asteroid mining colony, mysterious drifter Adam Strange is dismissed as an interplanetary derelict. But when the miners open a fissure into the home of a horde of deadly alien insects, his true identity is exposed. He is space adventurer Adam Strange, whose heroic back-story is played out in flashbacks as he struggles to save the very people who have scorned him for so long.

Darkseid: New God/Evil Classic (New Featurette) – This documentary explores the machinations of one of fiction¹s greatest Super Villains as we learn more about what fuels Darkseid’s drive

Filmmaker Audio Commentary – Observations and behind-the-scenes insight from Executive Producer James Tucker, Directors Matt Peters and Christina Sotta, and Screenwriter Ernie Altbacker.

Look Back: Justice League Dark (Featurette) – John Constantine leads a group of misfit characters that use magic to vanquish their opponents. This is the dark version of the Justice League taking on the malevolent forces that go beyond our plane of existence.

Look Back: Batman and Harley Quinn

From the DC Vault: Justice League Action, “Zombie King”

From the DC Vault: Justice League Action, “Abate and Switch”

From the DC Comics Vault: Teen Titans, “Nevermore”

A Sneak Peek at the next DC Universe Movie, Superman: Man of Tomorrow

12 thoughts on “JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK: APOKOLIPS WAR [Blu-ray]

  1. maggie mason

    sorry that the first comment has to be by a person who doesn’t really like this type of animation. I like live action movies with action. I’m more of a disney/pixar animation fan.

    1. george Post author

      Maggie, this Blu-ray of JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK includes a trailer for the new Wonder Woman movie. It was supposed to open in June, but I’m sure it’s been delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

    1. george Post author

      Rick, it looks like JUSTICE LEAGUE AKOKOPLIPS WAR will be the 38th and final episode in this series. Where DC goes from here is anybody’s guess.

  2. Fred Blosser

    Not my cup of coffee, old Silver Age fogey that I am. Depressed and depressing “superheroes” leave me cold. So do names like Darkseid and Apokolips. The old Gardner Fox and John Broome stories may have been dumb, but they were fun. I’m in the minority in giving the first WONDER WOMAN film a low score, but I may see the next one out of curiosity, whenever it opens. Some scenes set at a 1980s shopping mall were filmed at the now-abandoned Landmark Shopping Center in Alexandria, VA, not far from where my wife and I lived.

    1. george Post author

      Fred, I prefer the Gardner Fox and John Broome stories, too. Comics were fun back then. The darkness and dread in contemporary comic books and graphic novels tend to grate on me.

  3. Michael Padgett

    One of these days I may figure out what people see in this stuff, but it hasn’t happened yet.

  4. wolf

    I really don’t get it that grown people like these kind of stories – well, to each his own …
    Is the title supposed to be a play on “Apokalypsis”?


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