Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League—Cosmic Clash (2016)

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6.5 Overall Score
Story: 6/10
Acting: 7/10
Visuals: 7/10

Fun to see the Legion of Super Heroes

Scope feels limited despite freedom of animation

 
Movie Info

Movie Name:  Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League—Cosmic Clash

Studio:   Warner Bros. Animation

Genre(s):   Animated/Comic Book/Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Family

Release Date(s):   February 9, 2016 (Digital)/March 1, 2016 (US)

MPAA Rating:   Not Ratedfam

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Bring on the Legion!

Brainiac needs to complete his collection of worlds and an accident leads him to seek out Earth.  Confronted by the Justice League, Brainiac sends Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and Superman throughout time and Batman and Flash must rescue them.  As Cyborg and Supergirl fight to keep Earth free from Brainiac’s invasion, Batman’s attempt to reassemble the Justice League could be Earth’s only hope!

Directed by Rick Morales, Lego DC Comics Super Heroes:  Justice League—Cosmic Clash is the sixth Lego DC Comics film.  The movie is a follow-up to Lego DC Comics Super Heroes:  Justice League—Attack of the Legion of Doom! released in 2015 and was packaged with a Cosmic Boy minifigure.

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Brave and the Bold!

Comic books are big and epic…and expense to put on the screen.  With years of comics and cartoons from DC, the Lego DC Comics film series gives dimensions to series and the edition of the Legion of Super-Heroes has me watching.

The story for the Lego movies have the fun of a Lego game drawn out to film length…which actually kind of works.  The movie is a kids’ film and it works as a kids’ film.  The jumping through time allows for some fun, but I feel that the trip to the pirate time is wasted since they could have sent Hal Jordan to a time with more fun Lego DC characters.  It just feels like the movie is limited in scope when there could be no limit financially.

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Slap-Fight!!

The real grab for me is the Legion of Super-Heroes.  The Legion are perfect for Lego and I wish Lego would adapt more of them.  Like Legos, the Legion of Super-Heroes has tons of members and tons of potential for toys.  Here you have the primary members of the Legion of Super-Heroes (Cosmic Boy, Saturn Girl, Lightning Lad), but I’m wanting to see a Lego Matter-Eater Lad, Lego Karate Kid, or Lego Dawnstar someday.

Lego DC Comics Super Heroes:  Justice League—Cosmic Clash continues the Lego tradition but also has the cheapness of a made-for-TV style of other Lego quickie-films.  I almost think that the product would do better as a TV series with the wealth of characters they can draw from and the lack of The Lego Movie style also doesn’t help to make it feel very big.  Lego DC Comics Super Heroes:  Justice League—Cosmic Clash was followed by DC Comics Super Heroes:  Justice League—Gotham City Breakout in 2016.

Related Links:

Lego DC Comics Super Heroes:  Justice League—Attack of the Legion of Doom! (2015)

The Lego Movie (2014)

Author: JPRoscoe View all posts by
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