Home Entertainment Review: Injustice (Warner Bros Home Entertainment)

The popular video game comes to life in a no-holds-barred, brutal, animated film. The Injustice: Gods Among Us video game first came out in 2013. Since then there was a […]

The popular video game comes to life in a no-holds-barred, brutal, animated film.

The Injustice: Gods Among Us video game first came out in 2013. Since then there was a sequel, multiple comic books telling the backstory, and merchandise all on this fighting game. To this day it retains its popularity with new action figures from McFarlane toys. 

In Injustice, Joker is bored with getting foiled by Batman (Anson Mount – Star Trek Discovery) all the time, that he turns his attention to Superman (Justin Hartley – This is Us) and Metropolis. In the aftermath, all the citizens of Metropolis are killed, including one very special pregnant woman, Lois Lane. This pushes Superman over the edge, looking for vengeance instead of justice. In a moment of grief and rage, Superman kills the Joker. From there, Superman quickly establishes a totalitarian rule on the Earth, and Batman is forced to oppose his friend. Sides are chosen and the battle between friends begins. Who will win in the end?

This film moves at such a fast pace, you feel you don’t have a moment to catch your breath. It makes sense though. Screenwriter Ernie Altbacker had to pack in so much story into a 78-minute movie. It’s not an easy task, but Altbacker and director Matt Peters do a good job putting it together.

The voice cast really does a great job with their characters. My personal favorites with Edwin Hodge as Mr. Terrific and Oliver Hudson as Plastic Man. Nice to see those 2 characters get screen time.

I can’t say I was really thrilled with this film. To be honest, I’ve never been a fan of the Injustice franchise so I think some of this was lost on me. But watching it I’m beginning to understand the appeal.

Injustice is currently available on Digital, DVD, and Blu-Ray

Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

About Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

An avid comic collector/reader for over 40 years and self-proclaimed professor of comicology, Brian original started up the site Pendragon's Post to share his voice. Well that voice has been shared, and evolved into The Fanboy Factor. Brian is an advocate for remembering comic roots, and that we don't forget what was created in the past, and encourage everyone to read it as well. When not swimming in geek culture, he can be seen corrupting..introducing his young son to comics, much to his wife's chagrin.