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DC Super Hero Girls: Legends Of Atlantis DVD Review

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“DC Super Hero Girls: Legends Of Atlantis” splashes onto home video.

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

“DC Super Hero Girls: Legends Of Atlantis” kicks off with a prelude of Wonder Woman encountering sisters Siren and Mera who have stolen the dangerous Book of Legends. Luckily, the book is lost thereby preventing major damage. The story then jumps ahead to the Super Hero High era where Hawkgirl has found the Book of Legends. Wonder Woman and company decide to stash it away in a vault for safekeeping. It doesn’t stay safe for long when Siren and Mera learn that the book has been activated. The power hungry Siren in particular is obsessed with finding the book as she wants to rule Atlantis. As one might expect, Siren and Mera wind up clashing with Super Hero High students such as Supergirl, Raven, Batgirl, Hawkgirl, Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, Bumblebee, Harley Quinn, Katana, Frost, Flash, Beast Boy and Cyborg.

Obviously, “DC Super Hero Girls” is aimed at a very specific demographic (young girls) and that’s perfectly fine. There should be DC Entertainment for females and males of all ages. It’s important to introduce iconic characters in a more kid friendly fashion so they can later grow into learning about other iterations in TV, film, or comics down the line. Speaking of kid friendly, that is precisely what this movie is. The “DC Super Hero Girls” brand feels like DC’s answer to “Monster High” so make of that as you will. There’s humor, cutesy animals, a school setting, sight gags (Batgirl and Supergirl switch powers), and plenty of poignant themes about learning, friendship, heorism, and working together. Adults may watch this with their kids and groan at the more watered down versions of characters (pun intended), but again, this isn’t meant for adults.

In terms of the actual story, this is clearly designed to be an ancillary tie-in to the forthcoming “Aquaman.” movie. The plot even sort of resembles the “Thrones of Atlantis” storyline with the Trench and Atlantis uprising story elements factoring into this movie. Naturally, there are plenty of battle scenes along the way, but at 75 minutes, this movie feels way too long given how thin the story is. 45 minutes to an hour would have been sufficient.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: Widescreen. How does it look? This colorful film gets an impressive standard definition transfer.

Audio Track: Dolby Digital 5.1. How does it sound? It does the job.

Extras: * Warner Bros. Trailers * A special 45 minute 2016 episode of DC Super Hero Girls: Super Hero High

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