League Of Super-Pets offers a family-friendly companion piece to the DC universe


(from left) Dwayne Johnson as Krypto and John Krasinski as Superman in Warner Bros. Pictures’ animated action adventure DC League Of Super-Pets.

Behind every great superhero, apparently, there’s a super-pet—or there should be. Buried like a Kryptonite bone beneath all the explosions, jokes, booming music, superhero derring-do, and mega-star voices, that’s the basic takeaway from the animated family feature DC League Of Super-Pets. Co-writing with John Whittington, director Jared Stern pulls off a near-impossible feat—creating a film that’s great for kids, entertaining for pretty much any adult taking kids to the theater, and close to perfect for those parents out there who also happen to be massive DC fans.

Stern fills the screen with impressive, colorful, and detailed imagery, sly visual inside jokes and Easter eggs, and convincing explosions—a LOT of them. And, it’s…

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