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LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain
Score: 85%
Rating: Not Rated
Publisher: Warner Brothers Home
                  Entertainment

Region: 1
Media: DVD/1
Running Time: 75 Mins.
Genre: Animated/Family
Audio: English, French, Spanish
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain takes the growing franchise that features classic DC heroines in a high school setting, and gives them the LEGO movie treatment, complete with jokes that only make sense in a LEGO world.

Supergirl (Anais Fairweather), Wonder Woman (Grey DeLisle, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, LEGO Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach Bash) and Batgirl (Ashlyn Nicole Selich) wake up and head to Super Hero High one day and soon come to a rather odd realization. None of them can remember the day before. What's worse, it seems the trio weren't their normal goody two shoes selves. In fact, they were rather mischievous. Batgirl released bats in the hall, Supergirl damaged the local stadium, and Wonder Woman not only put Principal Waller's (Yvette Nicole Brown, Community) car on the top of the school, but apparently hid the giant amethyst that previously topped the spire.

Under the threat of expulsion, the three heroes-in-training must find out what exactly they did the day before, where the missing gem ended up, and track down what made them go rogue. They will need some help, but considering all the people they messed with the day before, that won't be such an easy task. As the three girls trace their steps, viewers get insight into what is really going on as Lena Luthor (Romi Dames) and Eclipso (Mona Marshall) appear to have joined forces on some plan that is sure to be a major problem for everyone in the city.

While the movie's focus is on Supergirl, Batgirl and Wonder Woman, there are still a lot of other DC characters that fans will enjoy. Bumblebee (Teala Dunn) and Katana (Stephanie Sheh) have a fairly major role in the overall story, while the school's class clown, Harley Quinn (Tara Strong), is also prominently featured. Rounding out the list of secondary characters are Gorilla Grodd (John DiMaggio), The Flash (Josh Keaton) and Batgirl's dad and forensics class teacher, Gordon (Tom Kenny).

Even though the Super Hero Girls line of LEGO minifigures don't look like the standard model, LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain does a pretty good job of bringing those figures and the world to life. While you shouldn't expect the kind of quality that was seen in the two LEGO films that went to theaters, Brain Drain does come through as the same level seen in movies like LEGO Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach Bash or the Ninjago TV series.

Sadly, there are no special features with this movie. It would have been nice to see some cast interviews or something about the DC Super Hero Girls franchise as a whole, but I can't really knock the product for what it doesn't have versus what it does have, and what it has is a fun film that any fan of these characters or toys should enjoy watching. It just might not be worth a purchase unless you anticipate multiple viewings.


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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a copy of the DVD. The opinions I share are my own.



-J.R. Nip, GameVortex Communications
AKA Chris Meyer
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