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Lego DC Comics Super Heroes – The Flash

Lego DC Comics Super Heroes – The Flash
Studio: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
Format: Available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD
Home Video Release Date: Digital - February 13, 2018; Home Video - March 13, 2018

Synopsis: The Reverse-Flash attacks and manipulates the Speed Force to put The Flash into a time loop that forces him to relive the same day over and over again – with progressively disastrous results, including losing his powers and being fired by the Justice League. The Flash must find a way to restore time to its original path and finally apprehend his worst enemy before all is lost for The Flash … and the world! Along the route, The Flash encounters numerous new characters being introduced to the popular DC Super Heroes series, including The Atom; B’dg, a squirrel-esque Green Lantern; a pair of legendary super pets in Ace the Bat-Hound and Krypto the Super-Dog, Batman and Superman’s faithful canine pals; as well as Aquaman’s trusted seahorse, Storm.

Lego DC Super Heroes: The Flash also features an original song, "It’s Magic," written by Tim Kelly and Jeremy Adams, and performed with enthusiastic zest by the trio of The Flash (voiced by James Arnold Taylor), Zatanna (Kate Micucci) and Doctor Fate (Kevin Michael Richardson).

The cast of Lego DC Super Heroes: The Flash features some of the top voiceover artists in the industry, led by the aforementioned Taylor, Micucci and Richardson, along with Troy Baker (Batman), Nolan North (Superman, Killer Croc), Grey Griffin (Wonder Woman, Lois Lane), Dwight Schultz (Reverse-Flash), Eric Bauza (The Atom, B’dg, Jimmy Olsen), Tom Kenny (Plastic Man, The Penguin), Phil LaMarr (Firestorm), Khary Payton (Cyborg), Vanessa Marshall (Poison Ivy), Dee Bradley Baker (Captain Boomerang, Aquaman), Jason Spisak (The Joker) and Audrey Wasilewski (Mayor).

Lego DC Super Heroes: The Flash is directed by Ethan Spaulding from a script by Jim Krieg and Jeremy Adams. Sam Register, Brandon Vietti, Jason Cosler, Robert Fewkes and Jill Wilfert are executive producers. Benjamin Melniker and Michael Uslan are co-executive producers.

Lego DC Comics Superheroes: The Flash Review
Written by Andrei Logigan, Edited by James Harvey

Focusing on everyone’s favorite speedster, Lego DC Super Heroes: The Flash is absolutely fun, riddled with surprises and providing a solid look into the character’s backstory. It’s great to see The Flash get the spotlight here, as he’s often relegated to a supporting character role for most of the DC Animation output. If fans are looking at a great animated movie that’s does The Flash justice, then look no further than Lego DC Super Heroes: The Flash!

Reverse-Flash manipulates the Speed Force to put The Flash into a time loop that forces him to relive the same day over and over again. The Flash must find a way to restore time and finally apprehend his worst enemy before all is lost.

And while this is the Flash’s movie through and through, some of DC Comics’ other well-known heroes get the spotlight. The Atom has a hilarious subplot that finds him struggling to maneuver the world while shrunk down. Zatanna and Dr. Fate are also brought into the mix as The Flash looks to regain his speed, resulting in a hilarious musical number and one of the most hilarious interpretations of Dr. Fate to date. And the best part? Even with all the comedic beats, the movie still remains pretty faithful to each character’s comic book roots. Even though Lego DC Super Heroes: The Flash is targeted at a younger audience, writers Jim Krieg and Jeremy Adams litter it with nods and comic book references for the comic loving parents in the room (and these nods are never overbearing, keeping the pace moving quick and breezy).

It’s worth mentioning that this rendition of Dr. Fate is absolutely hilarious, and is easily one of the best gags of the entire Lego DC Super Heroes home video line. The musical number between The Flash, Zatanna and Fate is hands-down amazing and alone is worth checking out the film.

Thankfully, Lego DC Super Heroes: The Flash also handles the film’s main antagonist nicely, too. The Reverse-Flash here is a solid antagonist both in his plan to subdue the Flash and in character as well. He’s an enjoyable villain who is able to propel the story with a solid plot against our heroes - The Flash and the Justice League - while also coming across as a fully-developed character. A host of other villains appear in short cameo roles – including the likes of the Joker, Captain Cold and Deathstroke – and they’re hilarious in their bit parts.

While The Flash gets the focus in this nifty animated feature, the Justice League also plays a crucial supporting role. Batman and Superman get arguably the lion’s share, but Aquaman gets a hilarious cameo and The Atom (mentioned above) plays a slightly larger role than expected. Even Firestorm gets a nice share of screen time, a nice nod to the character’s stint on the team ages ago in the DC Comics universe. It’s a great cast of supporting heroes, deftly handled by the creative team as they never overshadow The Flash or grab away screen time.

Overall, Lego DC Super Heroes: The Flash is fun and shows this home video line is not slowing down anytime soon. Each film manages to superbly mix big action and solid jokes with a cool ‘go with the flow’ attitude. Plots are over-the-top and sometimes make little sense, but … it’s all fun. Plot reveals are usually littered with laughs and one-liners, and Lego DC Super Heroes: The Flash is no exception. If you’re looking for an enjoyable all ages animated adventure starring your favorite DC Comics heroes, and a great introduction to the Flash mythos for new fans, you got one right here. Recommended!



Lego DC Comics Superheroes: DC Comics Super Heroes – The Flash is available to own on DVD, Blu-ray and for Digital Download from from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.


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