If after reading both my glowing review of ‘Justice League Dark‘ and the article about the spirited panel about the film, you are still on the fence about whether or not to give the DC animated movie a chance, Warner Bros has been kind enough to offer up the first 6 minutes of the movie for free (which you can check out below) to whet your appetite for the rest of the movie.
The lengthy clip, brought to us by Playstation apparently, is basically the opening 6 minutes of the movie, and focuses on all the weird and crazy events that Wonder Woman, Superman, and Batman experience in Washington DC, Metropolis, and Gotham City that lead them to call a meeting in the Hall of Justice to discuss just what is causing ordinary, law abiding citizens to go on murderous rampages, and bring up the question of whether it is a magical attack. The clip ends with Batman receiving an ominous warning to find Constantine, and then jumps right into the main titles for the film.
While the clip does not feature any members of the actual Justice League Dark (unless you count Batman, which I really do not), it does a great job of teasing the great atmosphere of the film and the stakes, and revealing that this is indeed a Rated “R” film, as some of the stuff in the beginning is a little violent and somewhat disturbing, especially for kids. Again, check it out for yourself below and feel free to share your thoughts on ‘Justice League Dark’ in the comments below!
When innocent civilians begin committing unthinkable crimes across Metropolis, Gotham City and beyond, Batman must call upon mystical counterparts to eradicate this demonic threat to the planet. Enter Justice League Dark, reluctantly led by the Hellblazer himself, John Constantine. Like Batman, Constantine is a cunning, often cynical loner who is the best at his chosen profession – but quickly realizes the sinister forces plaguing the planet will require help from other supernatural alliances. Forming a new “league” with sorceress Zatanna, otherworldly Deadman, and Jason Blood and his powerful alter ego Etrigan the Demon, this team of Dark Arts specialists must unravel the mystery of Earth’s supernatural plague and contend with the rising, powerful villainous forces behind the siege – before it’s too late for all of mankind.
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