Justice League vs the Fatal Five
has enjoyable throwback elements, but grasps for mediocrity with its new lead heroes and underdeveloped villains. Fans of Bruce Timm
, who created Batman: The Animated Series
, Justice League
, and Justice League Unlimited
will love the return of the nineties era characters. Kevin Conroy
, George Newbern
, and Susan Eisenberg
return to voice Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman. The old guard kicks ass. It's the newbies that leaves the latest DC
animated adventure lacking.
Justice League vs. The Fatal Five opens with a fierce battle in the thirtieth century. Mano (Philip Anthony-Rodriguez
), the half cyborg Tharok (Peter Jessop
), and the slice 'em up Persuader (Matthew Yang King
), steal a time travelling capsule. They escape to the present with Star Boy (Elyes Gabel
) in tow. The trip doesn't go according to plan. The capsule is sealed and Star Boy, without his meds, has lost his memory.