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Justice League X RWBY: Super Heroes And Huntsmen Volume 1 4K UHD Review

“Justice League X RWBY: Super Heroes And Huntsmen Part 1” begins a new crossover event.

Justice League members Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Cyborg, Green Lantern and Vixen find themselves in a world that is unfamiliar to them- the world of Remnant. They have no idea how they arrived there or why they have suddenly become teenagers. As they seek answers to questions, they team up with locals from Remnant that include Ruby, Weiss, Blake, Yang, Jaune, Nora and Ren who also discover that things are a bit off in their world (including the Grimm monsters). They start to wonder if everything is as it seems or if there might be illusions at play. Perhaps some villainous mastermind is behind it all?

Directed by Kerry Shawcross and written by Meghan Fitzmartin, “Justice League X RWBY: Super Heroes And Huntsmen Part 1” (shouldn’t it be Huntresses instead?) is loosely based on the comic series of the same name. It seems like an odd crossover, but surprisingly this story of worlds colliding works rather well on screen. Admittedly, if you are a fan of both “RWBY” and the Justice League characters this will be much appealing to you, but even if you aren’t you may find yourself getting drawn into this crossover event. Sure, it’s aimed more at a teen demographic, but seeing the JL characters that we know and love deal with being teenagers (and in some cases developing new powers like Batman) is a refreshing change of pace from the normal team v baddie scenario. 

If this movie has any shortcomings, it’s a lack of backstory to the anime inspired “RWBY” universe. If you are steeped in that mythology it’ll be smoothing sailing for you. If you know nothing about those characters, you might be a little lost. Additionally, the action set pieces aren’t as exciting as they could be. Given how many characters are engaging in battles, it’s a little disappointing to see them facing off against different variations of the same monsters. That’s not even taking into account WHAT those monsters are which is even more underwhelming. Hopefully, Volume 2 is bigger and better in that department.


Presentation: 1.78:1 2160p. How does it look? The CGI animation style is more akin to “RWBY” than it is a traditional DC animated film. It works well for the movie itself and this print shines in 4K.

Audio Track: 5.1 DTS-HD MA. How does it sound? The action sequences really put the speakers to work in the best way possible. 

* Blu-ray copy
* Digital copy
* “Justice League Unlimited” episode “Kid Stuff” and “Justice League Action” episode “Plastic Man Saves The World.”
* “Justice Comes To Remnant”- A rundown of the two worlds and characters.
* “You Look…Different: The Design of Justice League X RWBY”- A featurette on this crossover special and its visual style.


April 24, 2023 - Posted by | 4K UHD Review | , , , , , , ,

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