a Justice League with dog 🐶

Laser vision, icy breath, super strength and he flies faster than a plane wearing his cape with a capital S, you’ve already guessed who we’re talking about… Of course, Krypto, the super- dog ! Superman’s pet is entitled to its own animated film and level of cuteness (yes, we invent words), it already beats its master by three licks to zero!

Here, Krypto is a loving, but a little too clingy dog, unable to imagine a moment without his master superhero. When he finds himself alone having to save the Man of Steel from an evil guinea pig, he will have to learn to work as a team alongside animals endowed with superpowers, but not really superheroic.

As you will have understood, Warner decided that, to compete with Marvel and its Thor: Love & Thunder for the title of superhero film of the summer, it was necessary to strike on the grounds of the youngest and offer us, before the release of Black Adam next October, a preliminary dose of Dwayne Johnson, dubbing the four-legged beast here. Well, that’s in the United States.


Doubling, double-missing

It seems appropriate to us to evacuate as of now what we consider as a major problem of the footage, at least that which is presented mainly to the French public. It is no longer rare that, for animated films, studios call on stars to take care of the dubbing, just to add additional marketing power based on “with the voice of” to bring in the public. with more easily identifiable names. Nothing but the American cast consists only of big stars alongside The Rock, like Kevin Hart or Keanu Reeves. It’s the game my poor Lucette and it’s all the less embarrassing that it remains professional actors.


Except that the French counterparts tended to use mainstream personalities, often for a quick little dubbing exercise (we think of Olivier Giroud on Spider-Man: New Generation for example). A process repeated for Krypto and the super-animals with the presence of Soprano and the animator Denis Brogniart for two secondary roles, but nevertheless very present since it is respectively the squirrel Chip and Lex Luthor himself. Let’s be clear, this is an extremely unfortunate choice as their performances sound false and inappropriate with their characters. While we have a pool of talented dubbing actors, it is harmful to reduce ourselves to the simple publicity provided by these names at the risk of harming the overall quality of the work. And if we devote such a large paragraph to it, it’s because we’ve never regretted the original version so much as with each repartee from Sup’s sworn enemy. In short, we strongly advise you to choose a session with American dubbing if you have the opportunity.


Dog of Steel

This rant having passed, we must salute a work that perfectly manages to combine superheroes and pets. While we thought we’d come across a film largely aimed at the youngest or adults who had kept a child’s soul, on the model of the Minions to take a recent example, Krypto and the super-animals nevertheless manages to be a real distraction for the whole family.


If its cartoon-inspired design will immediately appeal to kids, everyone will have as much fun with situations of pure comedy around our four-legged beings or caricatures of the Justice League (Batman will always be an excellent source of parody), as epic action scenes that one would expect from a film of the genre.

We are even surprised to appreciate the real writing work carried out on several levels, mixing the most childish joke in the world with the offbeat valve that strikes after the fact. No wonder when you know that Jared Stern is in charge of the script, he who had collaborated on that of Lego Batman, The Movie and whose talent for the punchline was well established. And if the humor is sometimes expected, it never denotes and the rhythm of the film owes it a lot.


Inevitably (and fortunately), Krypto and the super-animals had to deliver a plea in favor of the animal cause. On this subject, the feature film manages to deliver its messages against animal experimentation and abandonment with a certain accuracy through its motley group, terribly endearing. We come out with a desire: to give a big hug to our ball of fur, feathers, scales, etc.

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