Movie: DC League of Super-Pets
Plot: Krypto the Super-Dog and Superman are inseparable best friends, sharing the same superpowers and fighting crime side by side in Metropolis. However, when Superman is kidnapped, Krypto must master his powers for a rescue mission.
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, John Krasinski, Vanessa Bayer, Kate McKinnon, Natasha Lyonne, and Keanu Reeves
Director: Jared Stern
Release Date: July 29, 2022
Studio: Warner Brothers
HCA Overall Grade: B+

Nikki Fowler says, “DC League of Super-Pets rocks! Loaded with action, villains, an inspiring story, plus adorable and fresh new characters, ‘DC League of Super-Pets’ knocks it out of the park as a great film for everyone. If you love Justice League, you will fall even harder for an entire film devoted to these furry (and some not so furry) sidekicks. Vanessa Bayer is ‘feel good’ in a bottle with her bubbly and charismatic portrayal of PB. Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson are the hilarious gifts that keep giving as Krypto and Ace. Kate McKinnon gives side-splitting snarkiness and brings classic villain to life as the hairless Lulu. You will laugh out loud! McKinnon as Lulu embraces world domination with her spine-chilling sassy evil chuckles and comedic delivery. ‘DC League of Super-Pets’ brings home the positive messaging in adopting shelter pets, friendship, self-love, and how we all need that special someone. You will feel the love while getting a visually stimulating movie with a great script and lots of details on every character, which made it a complete blast. Diego Luna was electric as Chip, and Natasha Lyonne was equally funny and entertaining as the slow to catch on Merton. Because we get a film all about cuddly pets with superheroes, we are all winning here.”

Grade: A+

Scott Menzel says, “DC League of Super-Pets is SUPER fun, SUPER entertaining, and SUPER cute. One of 2022’s biggest surprises when it comes to animated features. The film has a lot of laughs and even more heart. The script finds the perfect balance of mixing adult humor with family-friendly humor. All the characters are great, too, but my favorite was the foul-mouthed Natasha Lyonne as Merton McSnurtle.” 

Grade: B+

Michael Lee says, “DC League of Super-Pets is funny and heartfelt. It has enough self-deprecating humor to know how silly a super pets animated movie is and plenty of emotion to remind pet owners of how precious their relationship is with their pets. The action is cinematic and the animation is terrific! Go see it!”

Grade: B+

Demetri Panos says, “DC League of Super-Pets puts to rest the complaints that DC movies lack color and humor. The movie has both! Oh, and it’s wicked cute and clever. To take a non-essential character-Krypto the dog and make an enjoyable entertaining movie for the family and comic book lovers alike makes me wonder what they could do with Bat-Mite.”

Grade: B+

Jonathan Sim says, “DC League of Super-Pets is a hilarious and inventive take on the superhero genre with an approach that makes it all worth watching. A movie about a bunch of animals with superpowers is exciting in all the right ways, and this film does an excellent job of bringing that idea to fruition. The movie knows what it is and has a ton of fun, reuniting the stars of Central Intelligence and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle for another entertaining adventure filled with impressive animation.” 

Grade: B+

Rama Tampubolon says, “I had a blast watching DC League of Super-Pets. It was cute, fun, and exciting. This a film that the whole family can enjoy. It’s an animated action comedy with heart (plus, Hart as in Kevin Hart). Very rarely do my reactions to any film include “oh boy, I can’t wait for the sequel to happen,” but that’s exactly what I was thinking once this film’s end credits started to roll.  Every pet owner will love it, and everybody who doesn’t have a pet is going to wish they have one.”

Grade: B

Don Shanahan says, “With its buoyant humor and stellar energy, DC League of Super-Pets is the finest pampering treat we’re going to get and it’s a welcome one, even if a treat like this is a tad on the unhealthy side. With no apologies to Joss Whedon, Zack Snyder, or anyone else, it took bringing in a bunch of animal characters, the writers of The LEGO Batman Movie, and shifting to animation to give us the best theatrical Justice League movie we’ve had to date.”

Grade: B

John Nguyen says, “DC League of Super-Pets is a howling fun time. Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart are humorous together, and there are plenty of treats for DC fans.”

Grade: B

Nancy Tapia says, “DC League of Super-Pets is a great film to introduce young kids to comic characters. The pet personalities were outstanding covering issues like self-esteem and acceptance to change.”

Grade: B-

Rick Bentley says “DC League of Super-Pets plays everything as safely as possible. That doesn’t mean it is bad. It just means that there is nothing to make it shine in a world where the war between comic book giants continues to be waged.” 

Grade: C+

DC League of Super-Pets is now playing exclusively in theaters