Justice League: Throne of Atlantis is no worthy successor to War

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis is no worthy successor to War

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis (Film)

 

Get ready for action and royal intrigue in the new DC Universe original animated movie, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis.

Throne of Atlantis is a direct sequel to Justice League: War. The story picks up shortly after Darkseid's attempted conquest of Earth. The intense battle between Earth's mightiest heroes and the forces of Darkseid left many casualties, including the King of Atlantis. Now, Prince Orm is constantly battling with the land dwellers, but his mother, Queen Atlanna wants peace.

To ease tensions, Atlanna calls for her oldest son Arthur Curry (Aquaman), who is half-human

and half-Atlantean. She wants him to lead the kingdom to peace with the land-dwellers. However, Orm and his advisor Black Manta

have created a diabolical scheme that will lead to all-out war, and

the only people standing in Orm's way are Aquaman and the Justice League.

Sadly, when you compare it to War, Throne of Atlantis is quite a letdown in terms of story, content, action and superhero bravado. War was fun to watch because there was all that, plus humour, like when The Flash geeked out about meeting Batman.

Hardcore DC Comics fans will want to scour the shops for the special edition that includes an Aquaman action figure, but everyone else can just wait to stream this watered-down chapter.

This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
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