LEGO DC Super Heroes: The Flash                    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. Their latest LEGO Super Heroes: The Flash looks to bring the adventure and laughs once again, but does it have what it takes to win the race or will it be too slow?

LEGO DC Super Heroes: The Flash follows Reverse-Flash who manipulates the Speed Force to put The Flash into a time loop that forces him to relive the same day over and over again – with progressively disastrous results. The Flash must find a way to restore time to its original path and finally apprehend his worst enemy before all is lost for The Flash … and the world! Along the route, The Flash encounters numerous new characters being introduced to the popular DC Super Heroes series, including The Atom; B’dg, a squirrel-esque Green Lantern; a pair of legendary super pets in Ace the Bat-Hound and Krypto the Super-Dog, Batman and Superman’s faithful canine pals; as well as Aquaman’s trusted seahorse, Storm. It comes as no surprise that this film once again delivers all the fun and action fans have come to expect from the LEGO films. While the focus is obviously on the Flash they make sure to get plenty of characters from the DC Universe in on the fun. A lot of it plays out more like another Justice League adventure, but there is a side story that connects it all that shoves The Flash to the forefront.

I have never honestly been a big fan of the Flash, but have loved the CW series and Ezra Miller’s take in Justice League. With this film I have now another version that I loved so I guess I have to admit I am officially converted. His story here plays like a version of the film Groundhog Day with the adventures of the scarlet speedster at the helm. The animation is better than ever and the wide array of visuals throughout the film bouncing from the two separate stories that are unfolding is yet another feast for the eyes. The world they created for the speed force is by far the best one yet. It is so vibrant and colorful that you cannot help but feel the joy of all the laughs and fun here. With all of these films there is no shortage of laughs with each character getting a chance to shine and deliver some hilarious laugh out loud moments with some of the most entertaining for me being how they used Plastic Man.

Join in on the latest DC LEGO adventure when LEGO DC Super Heroes: The Flash available now on Digital and then on Blu-ray and DVD on March 13th from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.  

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