DC League of Super-Pets can teach Marvel Studios a thing or two about making an animated movie, or series, which doesn’t need to save the world, but as entertaining as hell.
I get it. Everyone is tired from superhero stories. Between Marvel Studios, DC, and Prime Video, we’re saturated.
However, even if you remove the premise of superpowers and supernatural, the movie is still great! It’s grounded nicely in the relationship between Krypto and pet store escapee Ace. The two dogs mix into their banter some salient notes about loyalty and pet love. While the movie often feels like an attempt to cash in on the superhero craze, it still touches on some worthy themes such as friendship, teamwork, and finding one’s self-confidence.
As much as I loved watching the movie, my frustration with DC and Warner Bros was exasperated here. Everyone knows that DC has hundreds of characters from the comics, but for some reason, WB keep on shoving the same five ones down our throats: Superman, Batman, Wonder-woman, Cyborg, The Flash and Green Lantern. Technically, those are 6, but blame it on the infamous Justice League movies. They tried to cancel the sixth league member for some reason. Can we get new characters please and thank you?
On the other hand, watching Superman take his dog for a walk seems as absurd as The Flash running on a hamster wheel. But that’s what you get from the nutty mind of writer/director Jared Stern.
Should you watch it?
Some of the humor might be too adult for noticeably young viewers, but DC League of Super-Pets is a cute and colorful enjoyable time for older kids and their parents.