JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK is appropriately dark and pleasingly weird, with incantations, jumping between plains of reality and a giant poo monster charging round a hospital. Yes, you read that last one right. It’s not every day you see Batman (Jason O’Mara) forced to take a back seat and leave saving the day to those with the right skill set, but that’s the intriguing premise here. It’s nice to have a group of comic book characters the vast majority won’t be that familiar with (Constantine, Zatana and Swamp Thing among others) and coming to learn what they’re about on the job, as it were. After some sleuthing and an entertaining spellcasting duel, the film unfortunately ends in the standard superhero battle in a city (not far enough removed from the second half of SUICIDE SQUAD for me) but there’s more than enough oddness and neat visuals to recommend. SSP
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