Imagine if superheroes had their very own pets that also had powers? What if Superman had a dog that escaped the destruction of Krypton with him? We don’t have to imagine any more thanks to Warner Brothers and DC. DC League of Super Pets is hitting theaters this weekend, telling the story of Superman and his dog Krypto that he’s had since that fateful day he came to Earth.
The movie is mostly told from the point of view of the pets, Krypto (Dwayne Johnson) is upset that feels like he’s being replaced because Clark is going to propose to Lois. Wanting to make sure that Krypto doesn’t feel left out, Clark goes to get him a friend at the pet adoption center – where he’s met with a misfit crew of pet options. Shortly after, a guinea pig named Lulu sets off an evil plan she has and gives all of the shelter animals powers.
Lulu’s evil plan includes getting rid of the Justice League and using other guinea pigs with powers to spread havoc and make Lex Luthor happy. Krypto and the shelter pets have to team up, and hope to save the day and the Justice League.
Dealing with shelter animals, of course, we get the back story of Ace (Kevin Hart), in a flashback sequence. And despite the character saying he understood and he’d do it again, it may be one of the worst parts of the movie. The owners, while they may feel justified in surrendering their dog after the incident shown were nothing short of neglectful to the dog as well as their child. This sequence does, however, show the impact being given to shelters may have on pets and their overall demeanor.
The appeal of the movie is evident, adorable pets with super powers. And that most likely is what is going to pull in the younger viewers. The actual use of DC lore and the characters that parents and older viewers know and love will keep them engaged the whole time as well. There are some gross humor and a couple implied curse words (that are beeped out in the movie), but overall, a fun movie that viewers of all ages will enjoy.
DC League of Super Pets is a bit ridiculous, but only in the best ways. It will have kids laughing at the jokes and silly antics of the characters, while still giving older viewers nods to the original source material. The movie seems a bit all over the place at times, but the adventure is full of loveable pets that will make you want to watch it again. DC League of Super Pets opens in theaters everywhere this Friday.
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About DC League of Super Pets:
Krypto the Super-Dog (Johnson) and Superman (Krasinski) are inseparable best friends, sharing the same superpowers and fighting crime in Metropolis side by side. When Superman and the rest of the Justice League are kidnapped, Krypto must convince a rag-tag shelter pack—Ace the hound (Hart), PB the potbellied pig (Bayer), Merton the turtle (Lyonne) and Chip the squirrel (Luna)—to master their own newfound powers and help him rescue the Super
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Kate McKinnon, John Krasinski, Vanessa Bayer, Natasha Lyonne, Diego Luna, Marc Maron, Thomas Middleditch, Ben Schwartz, and Keanu Reeves
(Warner Bros. Pictures/Warner Animation Group)