LEGO Super Heroes
Aquaman: Rage of Atlantis
review by Bobby Blakey
DC Entertainment has been churning out the animated features left and right with each of them hitting the mark to almost perfection. In addition they have teamed up with LEGO to deliver some hilarious adventures and looks like it may be a partnership that is going to last for a long time. With the hype around the upcoming Aquaman movie in full swing what better time to dive into their latest addition, LEGO Super Heroes: Aquaman – Rage of Atlantis that brings the underwater king to the forefront, but does it bring the laughs and adventure or will it sink to the bottom of the ocean?
LEGO Super Heroes: Aquaman – Rage of Atlantis follows the King of Atlantis must make some difficult decisions to ensure the future of his ocean realm. Under attack from Atrocitus and the Red Lanterns, Aquaman realizes he must relinquish his sovereignty and go on a journey to regain his confidence before returning to his rightful throne. Along the way, Aquaman reunites with the Justice League – including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and newest member Jessica Cruz/Green Lantern – to conquer Atlantis’ latest enemy and reemerge as the ruler of the Seven Seas. I love these LEGO DC movies as they offer up a lot of not only great animation, but fun use of the characters themselves.
Aquaman is finally getting the respect he deserves in the comics and movies, but this film allows them to still have some fun with him while not fully making a joke of him per usual.
Like most of these films it features a who’s who of the DC Universe including the Green Lantern Jessica Cruz making her presence felt in the LEGO Universe. The usual LEGO silliness is intact here that fans enjoy from these movies as well as plenty of super hero action to keep the fans happy. Dee Bradley Baker brings a great take on Aquaman’s voice making it both silly at times and also commanding when it needs to be without making fun of the character itself. Sure they still give him grief for talking to the fish, but in the end gives him the respect his character has deserved for years. Side note, the additions of Lobo and Red Lanterns were great new and unexpected directions for an Aquaman themed story and the reasoning behind Lobo’s involvement is hilarious.
In addition to this fun adventure the deluxe version also comes with an exclusive Jessica Cruz Green Lantern LEGO figure that will surely be a must have. Dive into the LEGO waters and join the underwater fun when LEGO Super Heroes: Aquaman – Rage of Atlantis hits Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital on July 31st from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.