Legion of Super-Heroes

Meg Donnelly stars in the latest DC Comics animation movie, Legion of Super-Heroes directed by Jeff Wamester, and written by Josie Campbell.
Jeff Wamester is a director at Warner Bros. Animation and is mostly recognized for his work on Justice Society: World War II in 2021 and Green Lantern: Beware My Power in 2022, which were both interesting films nevertheless.
Released on the 7th of February 2023 by distributor Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.
We follow the story of Kara, devastated by the loss of Krypton and her mother, who struggles to adjust to her new life on Earth. Through her struggles and learning to hone her newfound powers on earth, Supergirl must contend with a mysterious group called the Dark Circle as it searches for a powerful weapon held in the Legion Academy.
Now that you’ve gotten the nitty-gritty of the story is the film itself any good? Let’s dive right into it.
Firstly, I’d love to state that I prefer DC Animation films better than their live adaptations, which is why I will always give them a chance and watch first before making any assumptions.
Legion of Super-Heroes uses the name of a group of Super-Heroes that exists in the 31st Century because of the inspiration of Superman, however, the heroes that lead that group such as Saturn Girl are hardly in the movie and it focuses only on the recruits, and Supergirl herself, which is surprising, to be honest, it left like something was missing but I digress for now.
Kara voiced by Meg Donnelly is seriously having a hard time on Earth and is finding it difficult to adjust to her new environment that lacks in technological advancement that Krypton had.
It’s only when Batman voiced by Jensen Ackles brings it up to Superman voiced by Darren Criss that Kara’s presence on Earth is making things worse for the rest of them and that she is a danger to everyone that the gears begin to move which gives a slight sense about what the film is trying to go.
The whole point of Kara and the main focus of the film is about someone feeling out of place and they’re searching for a place that they can call home away from home.
This is the one aspect of the “Legion of Super-Heroes that I believe was portrayed marvelously through the recruits we meet at the Academy.
When the characters such as Bouncing Man, Phantom Girl, and Arms Fall Off Boy are first introduced, you get the sense that they’re weirdos in their unique way, especially when their powers are first introduced.
One could either regard them as useless or not powers one would consider using for fighting against villains, but we are quickly shown why you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, it’s not about what it appears to be but how you decide to use those powers that matter.
In many ways, they represent to us different versions of Kara that are only trying to fit and connect with others, and the key to this is none other than Brainiac 5 voiced by Harry Shum Jr., who under normal circumstances would be a villain.
However, even though he’s a copy of one of the most terrifying villains to ever threaten Earth and Superman’s sworn nemesis, he is constantly fighting against everyone’s initial thought, that he is evil and will only turn out to be exactly like his predecessors.
Unlike other DC Animation films, Legion of Super-Heroes is quite short with less than 90mins from beginning to end, but fortunately for those that love watching Kara on their screens, the ending leaves on an exciting cliffhanger that leaves us questioning, what just happened.
Animation-wise, you can expect nothing but the best from DC with their 2D animation which is always crispy, bringing a familiar nostalgic feeling that makes you feel that you’ve never missed a DC Animation movie ever, as they mostly look the same.
Its story is the only problem that I had with the film, it focuses too much on the character of Kara and every little choice that she decides to make that will either better the future or bring chaos to the universe.
Whilst using the name “Legion of Super-heroes” yet there is only a handful of representatives from the Legion of Super-Heroes such as Shadow Lass, Timber Wolf, and Mon-El.
Respectively speaking, this is one of those movies I’d rather have missed if it weren’t for the EPIC cliffhanger which leaves me to think that this first part was only meant to introduce us to the threat that is lurking in the shadows.
For that, I give “Legion of Super-Heroes” 3.4 out of 5 ratings.
Let me know in the comments below whether you agree or disagree with my review and let’s get the conversation started.
Once again, thank you all for reading another review from, LSR.
Stay Blessed.Legion of Super-Heroes
Star Ratings

Jeff Wamester

I’m trying to tell the story that we’re trying to tell and I’m not really looking at other stories in terms of context of it. Usually the stories we tell here at DC are not dependent on the other ones and not centered. We’re just more interested to say “Hey, we’re the guys that do DC animated films. We’re going to do the best interpretation that we can.”

Kara, devastated by the loss of Krypton, struggles to adjust to her new life on Earth. Supergirl must contend with a mysterious group called the Dark Circle as it searches for a powerful weapon held in the Legion Academy.
  • Meg Donnelly
  • Harry Shum Jr.
  • Darren Criss
  • Jensen Ackles
  • Matt Bomer
  • Yuri Lowenthal
  • Darin De Paul
  • Ben Diskin
  • Victoria Grace
  • Jennifer Hale
  • Cynthia Hamidi
  • Ely Henry
  • Daisy Lightfoot
  • Eric Lopez
  • Zeno Robinson
  • Gideon Adlon
  • Robbie Daymond
  • Josie Campbell
  • DC Entertainment
  • Warner Bros. Animation
  • 1h 23mins

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