Laser Lemming's Chris Patton writes about the film as a mixed-bag:
"The reboot of how the Justice League forms begins with Batman and Green Lantern chasing one of Darkseid’s parademoms. When the Dark Knight uses his grappling gun to latch onto the flying monstrosity, fans will instantly be transported back to the debut of Batman: The Animated Series and the infamous Man-Bat chase. Watching the Dark Knight being dragged helplessly throughout Gotham is an ongoing point of interest in Justice League: War. For, in one of its bat-belt’s compartments is allusions to established DCAU trends, such as an invading alien force being too powerful for humans to fight off alone. However, the other compartments contain altered characteristics."