Monday, October 10, 2016

ANI-MOVIES, *Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League-Cosmic Clash

As part of the ongoing series of made-for-video animated movies, this Lego flick probably has the longest title out of any comic book adaptation! Taking place after Attack Of The Legion Of Doom, this has the Justice League crossing over slightly with Legion Of Super-Heroes.

Brainiac comes to Earth to shrink it down to make it part of his set of shrunken planets. The Justice League stops his initial assault, but Brainiac returns from his Brainiac Borg-collective with a device to send Superman, Green Lantern, and Wonder Woman each to different points in time. Batman jury rigs the Batmobile into a cosmic treadmill powered by the Flash to go through time to rescue the other heroes. Meanwhile, Cyborg stays behind to gather other heroes to stop Brainiac's drones, but everyone else is currently on other worlds, so he contacts Supergirl for help. Batman first goes back to the stone age to restore Wonder Woman's memory with her magic lasso, which ends up setting up the Amazon society(meaning that this whole time travel trip was predestined!). Next, Batman rescues Green Lantern from pirates, and finally ends up in an Earth's End future trying to find Superman. Flash gets taken back to present day along with Wonder Woman and GL to help the rest of the League battle Brainiac. In the future, Batman discovers Superman has been assimilated by Brainiac into being evil, but is rescued by Saturn Girl, Lightning Lad, and Cosmic Boy from the Legion of Super-Heroes, the rest of which were allegedly "killed" by Superman. Batman jet-skates to the remains of the Batcave, supposedly to get his Kryptonite to take down Superman, but instead uses a solor-powered ray to free Superman from Brainiac's control. Supes is transported back to the present, just in time to see it get shrunk into Brainiac's collectors set. Batman shows up in a Legion time bubble, and unleashes some spaceships for each of the Leaguers to use to combine into a giant robot, which in comparison to the now shrunken Earth is on the same scale of Unicron! The giant JL mecha fights Brainiac, while Batman gets inside him to reverse to shrinking device in his head, and restoring the planet to its normal size.

This was a decent tribute to the old time travel stories done in the history of DC Comics, almost like a Lego version of The Hunt From Bruce Wayne story arc with the Elseworlds-styled different Batman costumes. It still plays out as an average all-ages feature, while still entertaining for comic geeks.

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