Lego Justice League-Attack of the Legion of Doom! (Blu-ray) (2015)
|Year Of Production||2015|
|RSDL / Flipper||No/No||Cast & Crew|
|Start Up||Ads Then Menu|
|Region Coding||4||Directed By||None Given|
Roadshow Home Entertainment
|Pan & Scan/Full Frame||None||
English DTS HD Master Audio 5.1
French Dolby Digital 5.1
German Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
Catalan Dolby Digital 5.1
Danish Dolby Digital 5.1
Finnish Dolby Digital 5.1
Norwegian Dolby Digital 5.1
|Widescreen Aspect Ratio||1.78:1|
|Original Aspect Ratio||1.78:1||Miscellaneous|
English for the Hearing Impaired
|Annoying Product Placement||No|
|Action In or After Credits||No|
The recent Lego Movie was a marvellous film, inventive, funny, exciting and different. My review of that film can be found here. I hoped this made for TV/home entertainment movie would at least be in the same postcode in terms of quality. It is not. Unfortunately this tries so hard to be full of snappy one-liners but virtually none of them hit the mark. It is all colour and movement with little in the way of wit, story or quality voice acting. I came away really disappointed however, to be fair, my pre-teen boys were happy with it, enjoying the silly jokes and fast moving action and they are I presume the core audience.
The story focused on the Justice League featuring Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Wonder Woman and Cyborg. They are happily defeating any enemies that come their way with the baddies like Lex Luthor, Grod, Sinestro, Black Manta, Cheetah and Captain Cold all struggling on their own to get any crimes committed. Luthor decides that they need to co-operate to be able to fight the Justice League. After a Wipeout style selection process, their original team is decided and they set out to perpetrate crime starting with a nuclear facility. Of course, the Justice League fight back to ensure the world's safety.
The animation here is of good quality without the stunning work from the Lego Movie. The voice cast is pretty uninspiring although Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill does do a couple of the voices. The real problem here is the writing; it lacks imagination and it really just boils down to loads of silliness (rather than humour) and a clichéd story. There is no drama or menace involved and the ending is pretty obvious.
This movie is really hard to recommend, although if your kids are into Lego and the DC super heroes there is something here for them.
This video transfer is excellent with no issues at all to report. The colour and clarity are excellent in pristine 1080p.The film is presented in the OAR of 1.78:1.
Subtitles are available in English for the hearing impaired which are clear and easy to read. There are other subtitle streams in French, German, Spanish, Catalan, Korean, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish.
The soundtrack is good without really showing off what a track presented in DTS HD-MA 5.1 can really achieve. There are alternate Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks in French, German, Spanish, Catalan, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish. The dialogue is clear and clean at all times, the music does its job and the surround speakers provide suitable immersion without really doing anything spectacular. The subwoofer supports the music.
|Surround Channel Use|
A small set of extras.
The menu features music.
An interesting featurette focused on the sound design and Foley work done to create the sounds of the characters and action. Worthwhile but probably a little long.
Trailers for two other DC animated titles.
NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.
The Region A version seems to be exactly the same. Buy Local.
The video quality is excellent.
The audio quality is good.The extras are decent.
|DVD||Panasonic DMR-PWT500, using HDMI output|
|Display||Sharp LC52LE820X Quattron 52" Full HD LED-LCD TV . Calibrated with Ultimate DVD Platinum. This display device is 16x9 capable. This display device has a maximum native resolution of 1080p.|
|Audio Decoder||Built into amplifier. Calibrated with Ultimate DVD Platinum.|
|Speakers||Monitor Audio Bronze 2 (Front), Bronze Centre & Bronze FX (Rears) + Sony SAW2500M Subwoofer|