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LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Gotham City Breakout is pretty much in line with their other entries: the storytelling isn’t great, animation standard and the focus is primarily geared towards kids though adults will find it semi-entertaining.

 

 

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Gotham City Breakout
(2016)

Genre(s): Animation, Action, Adventure, Family
Warner Home Video | NR – 78 min. – $24.98 | July 12, 2016

Date Published: 07/09/2016 | Author: The Movieman

 


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by:
Matt Peters and Mal Zwyer
Writer(s): Jim Krieg (written by)
Voice Cast: Troy Baker, Sarah Hyland, Nolan North, Khary Payton, Scott Menville, Grey Griffin, John DiMaggio, Will Friedle
DISC INFO:
Features:
None
Digital Copy: Yes
Formats Included: Blu-ray, DVD
Number of Discs: 2
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), German (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1), Danish (Dolby Digital 2.0), Finnish (Dolby Digital 2.0), Norwegian (Dolby Digital 2.0), Polish (Dolby Digital 5.1), Swedish (Dolby Digital 2.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.78
Subtitles: English SDH, Danish, Finnish, French, German, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Spanish, Swedish
Disc Size: 14.0 GB
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.


THE MOVIE — 2.5/5


Plot Synopsis: What happens when Batman (TROY BAKER) takes a vacation, leaving the Justice League to watch over Gotham City? Why, chaos, of course! When the Joker (JASON SPISAK) tricks Superman (NOLAN NORTH) into releasing Gotham’s most villainous rogues from Arkham Asylum, it’s up to Robin the Boy Wonder (SCOTT MENVILLE), Cyborg (KHARY PAYTON) and Wonder Woman (GREY GRIFFIN) to save the day.

Meanwhile, Batman’s vacation is anything but relaxing as he, Batgirl (SARAH HYLAND) and Nightwing (WILL FRIEDLE) discover a fiendish plot by Deathstroke (JOHN DIMAGGIO) and the sinister Bane (ERIC BAUZA) to create an army of mass destruction!

Quick Hit Review: I consider these direct-to-video LEGO releases to be stop-gaps for the main course, namely The LEGO Movie 2 and LEGO Batman. These have lower production value and the writing doesn’t even compare where the jokes mostly elicit, at most, chuckles. That said, the animation itself isn’t terrible and the voice talents do give it their all but make no mistake, LEGO DC Super Heroes: Justice League: Gotham City Breakout is geared more towards younger viewers but thanks to a short 75-minute running time, it’s tolerable for the adults.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 0/5


This release comes housed in a cardboard box which also has a Nightwing LEGO Minifigure. Also included is a redemption code for the Digital HD copy and DVD Copy. Unfortunately, no actual features were included.

 


VIDEO – 4.25/5


Justice League: Gotham City Breakout is presented with a 1.78 widescreen aspect ratio and a 1080p high-definition transfer. As with the other LEGO movies, this shows off good detail to go along with bright, vibrant colors throughout. There were no major signs of artifacts, aliasing or banding making for a pleasing looking HD transfer.

AUDIO – 4.0/5


The disc comes with an adequate DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track which at least provides for clear dialogue levels and the various action sequences come through each channel well enough, however the track does lack some depth where the LFE channel barely kicked in if at all. That being said, it’s more than satisfactory especially for a movie aimed at a younger audience.

 


OVERALL – 2.75/5


Overall, LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Gotham City Breakout is pretty much in line with their other entries: the storytelling isn’t great, animation standard and the focus is primarily geared towards kids though adults will find it semi-entertaining. The Blu-ray released through Warner is rather basic with no bonus features while the video/audio transfers were above average.

 

 

 

 

Check out some more screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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