LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: The Flash

by Alan Rapp on April 20, 2018

in Home Video

  • Title: LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: The Flash
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LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: The Flash Blu-ray reviewThe latest of the LEGO DC Super-Hero straight-to-video movies, LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: The Flash features the first appearance of the Reverse-Flash (Dwight Schultz) who tricks the Flash (James Arnold Taylor) into a time loop which allows the villain to damage his relationships with the rest of the Justice League and eventually steal the hero’s powers. After destroying the Flash’s good name, and then using his speed to beat the Justice League to all crimes, the Reverse-Flash makes a name for himself as the world’s greatest hero. Meanwhile, with a bit of help from Doctor Fate (Kevin Michael Richardson) and Zatanna (Kate Micucci), the Flash will work to earn back his speed not realizing that he’s playing straight into the villain’s hands.

The story of the Flash learning to slow down long enough to take stock of his surroundings and come up with a plan is hammered home without much subtlety, but there’s still quite a bit of fun to be had.

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  • Title: Avengers: Infinity War
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Here’s the recent Avengers: Infinity War trailer… in LEGO! The film opens in theaters on May 4th.

The LEGO Batman Movie

by Alan Rapp on February 10, 2017

in Movie Reviews 

  • Title: The LEGO Batman Movie
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The LEGO Batman Movie movie reviewA sequel of sorts, The LEGO Batman Movie may not be quite as good as The LEGO Movie but it still proves to be a hell of a good time. Centered around Batman‘s (Will Arnett) inability to trust and rely on others, the film’s plot throws the Dark Knight Detective several curveballs including an adopted son in the energetic Dick Grayson (Michael Cera) combined with the retirement of Commissioner James Gordon (Hector Elizondo), who is replaced by his daughter Barbara (Rosario Dawson), and a new plot by the Joker (Zach Galifianakis) which throws Batman’s life into turmoil.

Without spoiling the plot, the Joker’s plan is actually ingenious given the pair’s relationship (which Batman refuses to acknowledge). The Crown Prince of Crime’s coup de grâce is perfect in its simplicity and leaves Batman completely without direction as even the solitary comfort of Wayne Manor is disrupted both by Dick and Alfred (Ralph Fiennes) who will no longer indulge Master Bruce’s solitude. While longtime Bat-fans are likely to get more out of the movie’s in-jokes (including references to every Batman movie ever made and the 60s television show), the high-action film with a good message for kids is fun for all.

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  • Title: LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures – Return of the Kyber Saber
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The Freemaker Adventures - Return of the Kyber Saber

“Return of the Kyber Saber” concludes the show’s season long arc involving the search for the Kyber Saber Crystals. With Naare (Grey Griffin) in control of the reconstituted Kyber Saber and on her way to Courscant to take over the Empire, the Freemakers make one last-ditch effort to get the powerful artifact and keep it out of the hands of the Sith. The finale offers Palpatine (Trevor Devall) on the run from the bloodthirsty Naare and Rowan (Nicolas Cantu) continuing to surprise with his growing Force abilities. With the quest complete the episode teases possible new adventures for the Rowan, Zander (Eugene Byrd), and Kordi (Vanessa Lengies) should the show be renewed for a second season.

  • Title: LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures – Duel of Destiny
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LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures - Duel of Destiny

Despite the best intentions, Rowan‘s (Nicolas Cantu) plan to leave his family and hide the final Kyber Saber Crystal backfires when Naare (Grey Griffin) and Graballa (Dana Snyder) show up on the Wheel and target Zander (Eugene Byrd) and Kordi (Vanessa Lengies) for information. Not even R0-GR (Matthew Wood) and his first-hand knowledge of Jedi fighting techniques can prepare Rowan to make a proper rescue. The episode ends with Naare and the Empire one-step closer to reclaiming the last crystal and the Freemakers in need of a miracle.