Review — “DC League of Super Pets”
Warner Bros. Pictures and director Jared Stern take audiences pup, up, and away with DC League of Super-Pets.
After Central Intelligence and two Jumanji sequels, bromantic on-screen buddies Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart reunite as animated super dogs in the DC comics-inspired action adventure.
Johnson stars as the voice of Krypto the Super-Dog, Superman’s best friend. However, when Superman (John Krasinski) decides to pop the question to Lois Lane (Olivia Wilde), Krypto gets jealous and worries that his dynamic duo of Clark and Bark Kent will come to an end. Therefore, Clark decides to get Krypto a friend at the local Metropolis animal shelter.
It is there that Krypto meets a quartet of down-on-their-luck pets: Ace the hound (Hart), PB the potbellied pig (Vanessa Bayer), Merton the turtle (Natasha Lyonne), and Chip the squirrel (Diego Luna), as well as the diabolical former Lex Corp lab Guinea pig, Lulu (the always scene-stealing Kate McKinnon).
In an attempt to impress Lex Luthor (Marc Maron), an orange kryptonite-powered Lulu kidnaps Superman and the rest of the Justice League with the help of enhanced Guinea pig minions (the hilarious Thomas Middleditch and Ben Schwartz) and an adorably evil kitty named Whiskers (Winona Bradshaw).
Krypto must convince his newly super-powered pack of friends to muster their courage and master their powers to help save the day. Along the way, Krypto learns about the power of friendship as Ace teaches him how he can be super without superpowers.
A standout in The Secret Life of Pets films, Hart brings his signature wisecracks to the role of Ace, and Lyonne is a highlight of the film as an old, blind, and randomly bleeped tortoise.
Also starring the voice talents of Jameela Jamil as Wonder Woman, Dascha Polanco as Green Lantern, as Daveed Diggs as Cyborg, John Early as The Flash, Jemaine Clement as Aquaman, and Keanu Reeves as Batman, DC League of Super-Pets is a paw-somely hilarious family- and pet-friendly superhero animated adventure that kids will love.
Rated PG with a running time of 1 hours, 41 minutes, DC League of Super Pets opens in theaters Friday, July 29, 2022.