Reviewed by: Eric Tiansay
Bond between people and their pets
Fantasy of superhero dogs and other animals
Animals of the Bible
Progressive Liberal producers that push wokeism agenda messages into their films
Dwayne Johnson … Krypto (voice)
Kevin Hart … Ace (voice)
Vanessa Bayer … PB (voice)
Natasha Lyonne … Merton (voice)
Diego Luna … Chip (voice)
John Krasinski … Superman (voice)
Marc Maron … Lex Luthor (voice)
Kate McKinnon … Lulu (voice)
Keanu Reeves … Batman (voice)
Dascha Polanco … Green Lantern (voice)
Ben Schwartz … Actor (voice)
Jemaine Clement … Aquaman (voice)
Daveed Diggs … Cyborg (voice)
John Early … The Flash (voice)
Jameela Jamil … Wonder Woman (voice)
Olivia Wilde … Lois Lane (voice)
David Pressman … Corgi (voice)
Thomas Middleditch … Actor (voice)
Warner Animation Group
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|Distributor||Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company|
“DC League of Super-Pets” advertises the tagline “Sit, Stay, Save the World.” Discerning parents and wise families may want to revise that tagline to “Sit, Stay, Save the World. Skip this Flick.”
Released by Warner Bros. and DC, the animated superhero movie tells the story of Krypto the Super-Dog (voiced by Dwayne Johnson) and Superman (John Krasinski), who are inseparable best friends since birth.
They share the same superpowers and fight crime side by side in Metropolis. But Krypto must master his own powers for a rescue mission when Superman and the rest of the Justice League are kidnapped by Lex Luthor (Marc Maron).
Superman’s dog is forced to form a team of shelter-pets who are given super-powers from an unlikely, otherworldly source.
His ragtag group includes a hound named Ace (Kevin Hart), who becomes super-strong; a pig named PB (Vanessa Bayer), who can grow to giant-size; a turtle named Merton (Natasha Lyonne“), who becomes super-fast; and a squirrel named Chip (Diego Luna), who gains electric-powers.
They must figure out how to work together in order to save the Justice League and all of Metropolis from the devilish guinea pig Lulu (Kate McKinnon).
Sounds like an amusing premise, right? The animated comedy is somewhat funny and entertaining, as well as promoting themes of courage and teamwork.
However, the movie, despite its PG rating, is not family-friendly and lands in the doghouse for its negative content.
Green Lantern (Dascha Polanco), who is a female here and hinted as a lesbian, explains that a raccoon thought that it and the superhero were dating.
Additionally, two women are shown together and are said to be engaged. There are also two men who appear to be romantically involved.
Like Disney, Warner Bros. seems to be pushing the woke agenda in kids movies with representation of the LGBT community.
Additionally, there’s other inappropriate content for younger audiences. Merton the turtle curses constantly and is bleeped out several times for the s-word and f-word. Jared Stern, who made his directorial debut with the film, probably figured that’s a funny joke, but it isn’t humorous at all when a parent is cringing for their young children.
The comic book based on this film features nothing that hints at this type of behavior or foul dialog among the characters.
The Bible says in Colossians 3:8 that Christians should put away: anger, indignation, malice, blasphemy, filthy speech out of their mouth. Foul language is the last thing little ears need to hear in an animated movie.
“DC League of Super-Pets,” which cost $90 million to produce, is the second major kids film after “Lightyear” in 2022 to stumble in the box office during its opening weekend. Ironically, both movies promoted woke content and opened poorly in the cineplex nationwide.
Despite garnering a 89-percent audience score and 71 percent critics grade on Rotten Tomatoes, “DC League of Super-Pets” opened on the lower end of expectations at the North American box office with an estimated $23 million.
On the flip side, Universal and Illumination’s “Minions: The Rise of Gru,” which doesn’t feature woke material, has been a runaway hit this summer. According to news reports, Gru is the top-grossing animated film of the COVID-19 era with a domestic take of more than $320.4 million. Overseas, it has earned $390 million for a worldwide total of $710.4 million so far.
Coincidence? I don’t think so. Parents want kids movies to be safe for little eyes and ears, and conservative families will shy away from agenda films. “DC League of Super-Pets” was supposed to be a light-hearted movie about pets getting superpowers, but it subtly feels like an agenda film.
“DC League of Super-Pets,” which has been called by some reviewers a cheap knockoff of “The Secret Life of Pets” and “Toy Story,” can be best described by one reviewer as more “Beavis and Butt-Head” than “Beauty and the Beast.”
Translation: Don’t throw this dog a bone because it doesn’t deserve one or your (ticket) money.
Content Watch: “DC League of Super-Pets” is rated PG for action, mild violence, language and rude humor. As mentioned before, there is foul language as the pets get bleeped out for cursing, making the movie a hard choice for parents of small kids. There are a couple of minor euphemisms as well as “heck,” “dang,” and “suck,” plus “cr*p” and “idiot.” A character also says, “See you in heck.” There’s also a murderous super cat, who can fire laser bullets from her whiskers and say things like, “What’s up dog?” Lois Lane (Olivia Wilde) and Superman are shown kissing. Krypto mentions being kicked out of Superman’s bed when Lois “stays over.” Superman and Lois are dating at this time. A young dog grabs hold of a toddler by the arm to save her. Red bite marks are shown. There is a lot of comic book style action, with characters being knocked to the ground, held down, and manipulated, often by psychic powers.
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