LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Super-Villain High DVD Review
LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Super-Villain High is the fourth film in the DC Super Hero Girls franchise while being the second animated film based on the LEGO brand. It is currently available on Digital and DVD.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the DVD I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.
While Warner Bros. is figuring out what to do with the DC Extended Universe, the studio continues to deliver in the animated department. I am a fan of the DC Super Hero Girls franchise and the LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Super-Villain High DVD didn’t disappoint.
Here’s the official synopsis:
After a mysterious school opens across the street, the students of Super Hero High find themselves up against a new threat. Now, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl and the rest of the DC Super Hero Girls not only have to worry about the well-being of their grades, but the safety and security of friends, family and the rest of civilization. The girls must figure out how to put a stop to this evil, new cross-town rival and save the world once again!
One of the things I enjoyed about the LEGO DC SHG: Super-Villain High DVD release is that it allowed characters such as Catwoman, Cheetah, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy and Killer Frost to act like bad guys (at least to an extent) even if they were being deceived. While the premise of having teen versions of famous comic book characters attend high school is fun, adding known villains (as kind of good guys) in the mix always felt weird to me. That’s why it was fun to see such characters stealing stuff and being bad in the latest animated installment.
The plot is simple enough to understand. Lena Luthor ends up creating a high school for villains. She then recruits Catwoman, Cheetah, and a few other female characters by framing them. Lena deceives her new students and makes them steal certain artifacts to power up a giant robot.
What follows is Batgirl, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, and Jessica Cruz trying to make their (villainous?) friends see the truth about Lena and come back to Super Hero High. There are a lot of action sequences which help with keeping things energetic.
Plot B involves Bumblebee and Katana going on a mission which teaches them a lesson in being competitive. In short, while friendly-competition is healthy, you should also realize the importance of working together.
The approximate runtime of this animated movie is 78 minutes.
LEGO DC SHG: Super-Villain High has a lot of meta-humor which I greatly enjoyed. I love it when characters don’t take themselves too seriously. For me, the best joke deals with Supergirl trying to understand how her cousin Clark is able to fool the entire world and hide his identity as Superman by wearing glasses.
Coming to the LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Super-Villain DVD packaging, the front has the main artwork. The back has the synopsis with a list of six featurettes, with each animated short being around 3-minutes long.
- Crazed and Confused: The gang tries to deal with Harley wanting to help them stop Mad Harriet.
- Need for Speed: The gang tries to help a confused Flash.
- Showdown: Katana and Wonder Woman team up against the Furies.
- Trading Places: Supergirl and Batgirl trade places to takedown Lena Luthor.
- Wonder Waitress: Diana tries out waitressing.
- Bodybuilding: Batgirl, Bumblebee, and Cyborg take down Lena Luthor while working on a group project.
The LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Super-Villain High DVD is presented in a Matted Widescreen Format with 5.1 Surround Dolby Audio. I didn’t experience any issues with the DVD’s audio and visual presentation. The colors are bright and the plastic-y look of everything helps immerse viewers into the LEGO-built world.
Feel free to check out my previous DC Super Hero Girls coverage.
If you are looking for a fun animated film featuring characters from DC Comics with a lot of meta-humor, I recommend you pick up the LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Super-Villain High DVD or watching it on Digital.
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Farid has a Masters in Psychology and an M.Phil in Molecular Genetics. He is the author of numerous books including Arousing the Legacy, Missing in Somerville, The Game Master of Somerville, and The Escaped Murderer of Somerville. He gives us insight on comics, books, TV shows, anime/manga, video games, and movies.
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