Lego Justice League-Attack of the Legion of Doom! (Blu-ray) (2015)

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Due Out for Sale 26-Aug-2015

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Details At A Glance

General Extras
Category Animation Featurette-Making Of
Trailer
Rating Rated PG
Year Of Production 2015
Running Time 77:01
RSDL / Flipper No/No Cast & Crew
Start Up Ads Then Menu
Region Coding 4 Directed By None Given
Studio
Distributor

Roadshow Home Entertainment
Starring None Given
Case ?
RPI ? Music None Given


Video Audio
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
16x9 Enhancement
16x9 Enhanced
Video Format 1080p
Original Aspect Ratio 1.78:1 Miscellaneous
Jacket Pictures No
Subtitles English for the Hearing Impaired
French
German
Catalan
Korean
Spanish
Danish
Finnish
Icelandic
Norwegian
Swedish
Smoking No
Annoying Product Placement No
Action In or After Credits No

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Plot Synopsis

     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.

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Transfer Quality

Video

     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.

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Audio

     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.

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Extras

     A small set of extras.

Menu

     The menu features music.

Click, Zap, Boom! Creating the Sound Design (19:51)

     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

     Trailers for two other DC animated titles.

R4 vs R1

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.

Summary

    A disappointing Lego DC Comics animated film.

    The video quality is excellent.

    The audio quality is good.

    The extras are decent.

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© Daniel Bruce (Do you need a bio break?)
Thursday, August 06, 2015
Review Equipment
DVDPanasonic DMR-PWT500, using HDMI output
DisplaySharp 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 DecoderBuilt into amplifier. Calibrated with Ultimate DVD Platinum.
AmplificationMarantz SR5005
SpeakersMonitor Audio Bronze 2 (Front), Bronze Centre & Bronze FX (Rears) + Sony SAW2500M Subwoofer

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