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Yssa Badiola, Dustin Matthews
Laura Bailey, Troy Baker, Jamie Chung
Writing Credits:
Meghan Fitzmartin

Back home from Remnant, the Justice League faces a new threat that prompts them to seek help from their new allies in RWBY.

Rated PG.

Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
English DTS-HD MA 5.1
Spanish Dolby 5.1
Supplements Subtitles:

Runtime: 75 min.
Price: $39.99
Release Date: 10/31/2023

&bull: “I’ve Got Your Back” Featurette
• “You Look… Different” Featurette


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Justice League x RWBY: Super Heroes and Huntsmen Part Two [4K UHD] (2023)

Reviewed by Colin Jacobson (October 26, 2023)

If a film called “Part One” arrives, it seems logical to eventually expect “Part Two”. Unsurprisingly, this means October 2023 brings DC animated adventure Justice League x RWBY: Super Heroes and Huntsmen Part Two, an extension of April 2023’s initial chapter.

In Part One, the Justice League ended up in the realm of Remnant, where they needed to partner with heroes called RWBY to return to Earth. Back home, the JL members discover monsters called “The Grimm” came with them.

This creates a new threat, one the Justice League might not solve on their own. As such, they call their otherworld pals in RWBY to come and help.

As I noted in my review of Part One, I never heard of RWBY until I watched that movie. Part One featured so many heroes that it could seem a bit overstuffed, but it still brought a decent adventure.

With the exposition of Part One out of the way, this should leave Part Two open to a stronger action tale. Not that Part One seemed particularly plot-heavy, but it gave us lots of character info that Part Two doesn’t need to convey.

While this streamlines Part Two somewhat, the filmmakers “compensate” with a more complicated overall story. If this led to something compelling, I wouldn’t mind, but the movie’s narrative seems less than enthralling.

Actually, the first act consists mainly of a short Part One recap and then lots and lots of action. This kicks off the flick with a bang.

From there, however, we find ourselves stuck in a somewhat muddled story that creates a threat to the heroes but just doesn’t seem intriguing on the surface. The villains lack much impact and fail to bring a lively sense of danger.

It doesn’t help that Part Two essentially acts as a mirror of Part One in terms of how it represents the characters. Whereas in the first chapter, we saw different versions of the Justice League members when they went to Remnant, Part Two modifies RWBY as they visit Earth.

This feels like a less than clever concept. The decision simply to reverse the prior flick’s gimmick just feels unimaginative.

Part Two does come with some good action, and those segments give it a boost. Unfortunately, the end result sticks us with such a mushy narrative that it doesn’t really click.

The Disc Grades: Picture A/ Audio B+/ Bonus D+

Justice League x RWBY: Super Heroes and Huntsmen Part Two appears in an aspect ratio of 1.78:1 on this 4K UHD Disc. Given that this became the second chapter in the series, I expected – and got – visuals and audio virtually identical to what I saw/heard from the prior disc.

So please enjoy this lazy cut and paste from my Part One review!

Sharpness looked immaculate. Virtually no soft spots emerged during this tight, concise image.

No issues with jagged edges or moiré effects materialized, and I saw no edge haloes. Source flaws also failed to manifest.

Huntsmen came with a broad palette that emphasized primary colors for the most part. The disc replicated these hues in a vivid, dynamic manner, and HDR gave the tones added oomph.

Blacks felt deep and dense, while low-light shots offered appealing clarity and smoothness. HDR brought extra range and dimensionality to whites and contrast. Across the board, the film looked great.

While not quite as strong, the movie’s DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack fared nicely as well. This meant a fairly involving soundscape.

Unsurprisingly, action scenes became the most engaging. Nonetheless, the general soundfield showed a nice level of activity and formed a solid core.

Audio quality worked fine, with dialogue that seemed natural and distinctive. Music boasted nice range and impact.

Effects also came across as vivid and accurate, with good dynamics and no signs of distortion. This turned into a worthwhile soundtrack.

A few extras appear here, and a featurette called I’ve Got Your Back runs six minutes, 45 seconds and brings notes from creative director Mike Pallotta, supervising director Kerry Shawcross, co-directors Jssa Badiola and Dustin Matthews, and actors Lindsay Rose, Barbara Dunkelman, David Dastmalchian, and Kara Eberle.

“Back” examines story/characters. We mostly find a description of the movie that lacks many insights.

You Look…. Different: RWBY On Earth goes for seven minutes, 12 seconds and offers comments from Pallotta, Badiola, Matthews, Jones, Shawcross, Dunkelman, Dastmalchian, and actors Jamie Chung and Arryn Zech.

We get a view of how the film's producers redesigned the RWBY characters for the Justice League world. It becomes a decent look at the topics

Although I mostly enjoyed Part One, Justice League x RWBY: Super Heroes and Huntsmen Part Two becomes a less engaging tale. It fails to find an inventive extension of the prior film and only sporadically kicks to life. The 4K UHD comes with excellent visuals, solid audio and minor bonus materials. I didn’t think highly enough of Part One enough to make Part Two a major letdown, but I still think it winds up as a disappointment.

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