I have continued to be behind in my movie reviews, so when I spotted the animated DC League of Super-Pets appear on Vudu, I was ready to rent it and finally see the film starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, voicing pets of the DC heroes.
Krypto (Dwayne Johnson) had been the best friend of Superman (John Krasinski) since he was a baby on Krypton. Now, Krypto had a new rival for Superman’s attention, Lois Lane (Olivia Wilde), whom Superman wanted to marry. Krypto found himself feeling jealous of the attention Superman was giving Lois and was feeling that he was on his way out.
When the villainous Lex Luthor (Marc Maron) was trying to pull a meteorite of orange Kryptonite to earth, Superman and Krypto prevented him. A few pieces of the orange Kryptonite found its way to a local pet show where the evil guinea pig Lulu (Kate McKinnon) was waiting. The orange Kryptonite gave her super powers, but also gave powers to the other animals in the shop, hound Ace (Kevin Hart), turtle Merton (Natasha Lyonne), squirrel Chip (Diego Luna),and potbellied pig PB (Vanessa Bayer) were exposed too.
Lulu’s power was greater than imagined and she kidnapped Superman and secretly fed Krypto some green Kryptonite, which took away his powers. Can even the arrival of the Justice League help this situation?
This was a fun film. While there were a few moments that were eye-rollingly off, most of the bits worked. A lot of that is because of the chemistry between Johnson and Hart. They bring the voice acting here and it was very funny and entertaining.
Another voice that did a fantastic job was Kate McKinnon as Lulu. She brought the evil to the role and you believed everything that she said. She was just a guinea pig, yet there was a menace about her.
The Batman (Keanu Reeves) was a real hoot too. He had some of the best lines of the film.
I’m not sure how much I cared about the secondary characters after Ace. They all had roles to play in the movie, but I was not that interested in their story.
The film looked great, with the animation standing out. There were some solid character designs as well.
The story was pretty typical and predictable. You have seen most of this before.
This movie was better than it had a right to be, but I would not consider this in the upper echelon of animated films from 2022. It was decent.