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Blu-ray Review Lego DC Super Heroes - Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom! Blu-ray Review (1 Viewer)

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Lego DC Super Heroes - Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom! Blu-ray Review

The Lego Justice League returns in Attack of the Legion of Doom! The latest Lego Justice League film introduces the Martian Manhunter to the League while Lex Luthor recruits villains into his Legion of Doom with some help from Darkseid. Kids of all ages may find something to enjoy in this latest entry that borrows more than a little from the Superfriends TV series.



Studio: Warner Brothers

Distributed By: N/A

Video Resolution and Encode: 1080P/AVC

Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1

Audio: English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD, Spanish 5.1 DD, French 5.1 DD

Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French

Rating: Not Rated

Run Time: 1 Hr. 17 Min.

Package Includes: Blu-ray, DVD, UltraViolet

Amaray

Disc Type: BD50 (dual layer)

Region: ABC

Release Date: 08/26/2015

MSRP: $24.99




The Production Rating: 3/5

Lex Luthor forms his own organization to take on the Justice League. The Legion of Doom recruits Black Manta, Cheetah, Gorilla Grodd, Joker, Trickster, and Sinestro in Luthor's bid to take over the world. The Justice League unwittingly helps the Legion of Doom to recruit the Martian Manhunter to their cause, which enables them to frame the Justice League. With the Justice League removed from circulation, the way is clear for the Legion of Doom to take over the world. The Lego Justice League is modeled appropriately after the Superfriends TV series in which Lex Luthor's Legion of Doom routinely challenged the Justice League.

 

This new Lego film is designed for all ages, with just enough to keep older audience members engaged. The heroes (and villains) regularly crack wise with each other, with Flash and Green Lantern having an especially silly rivalry ongoing between them. Superman's boy scout reputation is similarly played tongue in cheek in his interactions with Batman. Screenwriter James Krieg(Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox) knows these characters and their mythology intimately, and his familiarity with this world shows on screen in the entertaining script that draws from and pays homage to the original Superfriends TV series.



Video Rating: 4.5/5  3D Rating: NA

Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom! is presented in a 1.78:1 aspect ratio in 1080p with the AVC codec. Image quality is very fine with the computer generated animation served well with rich colors and good contrast on the computer models and backgrounds.



Audio Rating: 4/5

The English DTS-HD MA 5.1 is a very nice mix with the dialogue, music, and effects blended well. The voice acting is very good, and the actors' efforts are served well with dialogue always presented audibly in the mix.



Special Features Rating: 1/5

Special features include trailers for Justice League v. Bizarro League(1:35) and Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem(1:43), and the featurette "Click, Zap, Boom! Creating the Sound Design"(19:51) which features the director and Foley artists discussing creative choices for use of sound effects in the film.



Overall Rating: 3/5

DC Comics Super Heroes - Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom! is an entertaining film that skews towards a younger audience but delivers enough to engage all ages. The video and audio presentation are very good, but there is little in the way of special features to supplement this release. This film will be particularly enjoyable for younger superhero fans but will also be of interest to devout super hero fans of an older age.


Reviewed By: Timothy E


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