Justice League: Season Five

Dome of Doom!

Title: Justice League Unlimited: Season Three
Year: 2005-2006
Network: Cartoon Network
Creator: Bruce W. Timm & Paul Dini
Directors: Joaquim Dos Santos, Dan Riba
Writers: Dwayne McDuffie, J.M. DeMatteis, Matt Wayne, Paul Dini, Geoff Johns
Starring: Kevin Conroy, Maria Canals-Barrera, Susan Eisenberg, Phil LaMarr, Carl Lumbly, George Newbern, Michael Rosenbaum
Music: Lolita Ritmanis, Kristopher Carter, Michael McCuistion
Episodes: 13, at c. 20 minutes
Synopsis: The Justice League vs. The Legion of Doom
How I saw it: on video (rented from Netflix), over the past few days
Subjective Rating: 7/10 (Good).
Objective Rating: 8/10 (points off for cinematography and music) c. 2.8/4 (Good).

Lots of fun, but not as good as the previous “Unlimited” seasons. The focus is mostly on the villains, which wouldn’t be so bad except that Lex Luthor is the only serious villain that’s interesting this season. Meanwhile, most of the best heroes, like Batman, have smaller roles than guest characters.

Note: There seems to be some confusion over what makes up a season of this show. The DVD set for what I’m calling JLU season three is labeled “season two,” while the set of JLU seasons one and two is labelled “season one.” And seasons 1-3 of JLU are simultaneously seasons 3-5 of JL. What?

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