Ok, so here's the premise, four superheroes share an apartment, there's
the Flash (Kenny Johnston), who can do things really really really really
fast, Green Lantern (Matthew Settle), who has a ring that allows him to
create all things that are green (like green umbrellas, green propellers,
or whatever else you might need - in green), Fire (Michelle Hurd), who
creates fire (hence the name, guess), and the Atom (John Kassir), who at
will can shrink to matchstick size and then grow to normal size again.
This foursome has the usual problems, both with each other (like who's
doing the dishes) and with the outside world (read relationship problems,
job problems, problems with being a nerd). They also have a superhero
mentor, Martian Manhunter (David Ogden Stiers), who's green because he's
from Mars, but who goes by the very Terrean name John Jones (dear
comicbook nerd: I know it's supposed to be spelled differently, but it
sounds like "John Jones", and since it's highly unlikely the
Martians have adopted the Latin alphabet, your point is futile), and who
lives in a secret hideout at the local riverbed.
Enter the Weatherman, a
mysterious baddie who makes bad weather and demands 20 million Dollar from
the city council to not create natural disaster after natural disaster.
Somehow, nerdy meteorologist Tori (Kimberly Oja) has figured the
Weatherman must work at her institute, and she has also found his
weathermachine - which promptly gives her a superpower of her own, to
create ice - at the institute, she just has no idea who the baddie could
be. Fortunately, our superheroes, dubbed the Justice League, are on
the job, and since Tori now has superpowers, they make her one of them,
and the Atom makes her his girlfriend because she's just as nerdy as he
Eventually, the Weatherman is revealed to be Tori's own boss (Miguel
Ferrer), whom she worshipped up to that point. In an underwhelming finale,
the Justice League stops him from destroying the city and brings him to
This made-for-television-movie was
supposed to be the pilot for a new series based on the fairly popular
comicbook by DC Comics, and thank God the series never got made.
Basically, there's everything wrong with this that could be, the story is
underwhelming and lacks proper tension and suspense, the finale is
unexciting, the entire cast's efforts are sub-par, the characters are all
flat as can be, the elements thrown in to make our superheroes more human
are below even the standards of a daily soap, the special effects are
mostly ridiculous, and the superhero costumes mostly hilarious. Granted, Justice
League is not the best comicbook DC Comics has ever put out,
but this movie is an insult to all superhero comics, good and bad ...