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Review- Justice League x RWBY: Super Heroes & Huntsmen

Review- Justice League x RWBY: Super Heroes & Huntsmen

What happens when you merge the DC Comic heroes of the Justice League with the Rooster Teeth huntsmen of RWBY? How will this even work?

I love comics and superheroes. The Justice League is the banner group superhero book for DC Comics. My father picked up this comic regularly in the 70s and 80s.

RWBY is my favorite anime series.  I love this group of heroes with their variety of semblances.  Nora is my favorite character. Ruby is right there close to Nora.

When I heard this animated movie was coming, I rolled my eyes. I didn’t know how they would put these two very different teams from very different worlds together.  I wasn’t too hopeful after having seen a similar crossover films.

Months later, I am channel surfing.  I check out MAX (formerly HBO MAX) and found Justice League x RWBY: Super Heroes & Huntsmen.  I wasn’t expecting much but decided to check it out.  I never dreamed it would suck me in.

What I liked:

The story was much better than I had expected. It was a well-thought-out plot.  It tapped into the heart of both the Justice League and the Huntsmen. It had a good beginning and mystery, it built up and then had a good ending.  I later found out that it is based off of the comic book crossover written by Marguerite Bennett.  I have always enjoyed Bennett’s writing.

The anime-style RWBY animation worked for this crossover. They explained how this happened to the Justice League.  The story even had the Justice League characters de-aged to be teens.

The story was set in Remnant.  It was confusing because it seemed to be before the fall of the Beacon Academy. But there were flashes that told us it wasn’t.  The confusion was a part of the storytelling of what was really going on and it was well done.

The fighting of the groups against the Grimm had the right amount of action. The Justice League had to figure out how to fight in this world and adapt to the changes in their abilities.


What I Did Not Like:

I didn’t love the helplessness of Jessica Cruz / Green Lantern when she couldn’t find her ring.  It became a huge plot point but felt it was a bit too much.  They did redeem her with it at the end but still.


This was a lot more fun than I expected. It isn’t the greatest animated movie I have seen but it was worth my time.  It reminded me why I love RWBY so much.  And there is a lot of Nora being Nora.  It is worth checking out.

The movie is set up for a potential sequel, which is coming October 31, 2023.  Watch for Part 2.

My Grade: B+

Other Reviews
IMDB: 5.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 
Audience: 74%
Google: 4.5 out of 5

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