Batman brings together a team of mystically-powered heroes to fight a demonic force that's driving people to commit horrible acts of violence.
Justice League Dark (2017)
Directed by Jay Oliva
Written by Ernie Altbacker
Starring Matt Ryan, Jason O'Mara, Camilla Luddington,
Ray Chase, Nicholas Turturro, Jeremy Davies, Alfred Molina,
Enrico Colantoni, Roger Cross, Rosario Dawson, Jerry O'Connell
Based on characters from DC Comics
DC's animation game has always been incredible. Ever since Batman: The Animated Series, they have exceled in tight, well-rounded stories that pull from every corner of their enormously elaborate canon. Justice League Dark is no exception, utilizing the epic roster of Batman, John Constantine, Zatanna, Deadman, Swamp Thing, and Etrigan the Demon to battle the forces of demonic darkness that have manifested in the ancient and sadistic Destiny. It's such a badass movie, and it really takes advantage of the R-rating, which so few superhero movies are allowed to have.
After a series of random crimes perpetrated by seemingly sane, innocent people, Batman (O'Mara) tracks down John Constantine (Ryan) for answers. His journey leads him to Zatanna (Luddington), who helps him find Constantine, who puts together a dream team of Earth's magical beings to combat this threat. It's very much a detective thriller at first, then it evolves into a fantasy action adventure once the culprit is revealed. This one should definitely get more attention.
The fans have known for years that DC's best work has been in their animation department. Batman, Teen Titans, JLU, and almost every movie they've done since Mask of the Phantasm. If only the guys in this department could head up the DCEU, then we would have a cinematic universe that rivals Marvel's. Still, it's good that we have these consistently awesome animated movies.