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Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Aquaman- Rage Of Atlantis Blu-ray Review

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“Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Aquaman- Rage Of Atlantis” is a bit of a mess.

“Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this blog post. The opinions I share are my own.”

So as to not spoil the plot, I will just say that this animated feature involves the Justice League (comprised of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Jessica Cruz Green Lantern and Aquaman), a fiendish plot by Ocean Master, Atlanteans under control, Mera, a certain Red Lantern baddie, a seagate, the surface world under attack, Lobo, and Robin and Batgirl. How does everything mix together? That would be telling.

For a movie called “Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Aquaman- Rage Of Atlantis,” it’s rather strange that the Lanterns are a big part of this movie for some particular reason. Not only does the Jessica Cruz Green Lantern have a pivotal subplot, but the main big bad is also a Lantern (won’t reveal who). Even stranger is the fact that this Blu-ray set comes with a Jessica Cruz Green Lantern mini-figure. Why an Aquaman Blu-ray set comes with a non-Aquaman universe mini-figure character is beyond me.

Equally puzzling here is the portrayal of Aquaman. To say this depiction isn’t exactly in line with the current film version is an understatement. He’s initially shown as cowardly and is the butt of jokes (I thought we were past this by now?). Yes, he does become the hero in the end as one might expect and the movie is meant to show more lighthearted takes on the iconic characters, but it’s disrespectful to show Aquaman as both underpowered and dopey at times.

As critical as my opinion may be, this is meant to be a movie for a younger audience at the end of the day. If younger viewers enjoyed any of the previous Lego DC Comics Super Heroes films, there’s no reason they won’t get a kick out of this one as there is plenty of action set pieces, water based jokes, and screentime for their favorite DC comic characters. Adults may even find themselves entertained by seeing characters like Lobo (a weird choice for a kids movie to be honest) pop-up.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: 1.78:1 1080p. How does it look? A crisp and colorful transfer.

Audio Track: 5.1 DTS-HD MA. How does it sound? The voice acting, sound f/x, and music sound sharp.

Extras: * DVD copy and Digital copy * Mini figure of the Jessica Cruz Green Lantern character * WB/DC ads

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July 30, 2018 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , , , , , , , , , ,

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