Parents' Guide to

Justice League: The New Frontier

By Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Superheroes face Cold War paranoia in violent animated tale.

Movie PG-13 2008 77 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 11+

Over all it is a great movie .

There is some blood and mild language but overall a great movie for 11 and up.

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Great role models
age 10+

Justice League: The New Frontier - PG-13 - 2008

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (7):

This is a super-sized story, super-stuffed with super-events that superhero super-fans will consider super-canonical. It's a feature spin-off of the Justice League of America TV cartoon series. In addition to the battle against the Center (an entity so powerful it can put Wonder Woman and Superman both out of action), the audience gets to behold the interconnected origin stories of two other DC superheroes, Martian Manhunter and Green Lantern, as well as the Flash revealing his identity to the woman he loves and Batman's early motivations in partnering up with Robin the Boy Wonder (to present a "friendlier" image to Gotham citizens during the fearful '50s).

It's rather amazing that the overstuffed narrative holds together as well as it does, and some good scriptwriting and clever tie-ins to real-world events and attitudes help to keep all the various super-balls in the air. But viewers who are total strangers to the Justice League gallery of heroes and villains and their involved backstories -- Green Arrow, Hawkman, Gorilla Grodd, Aquaman, the Joker, and more make cameos -- may find it all rather confusing.

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