Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Aquaman — Rage of Atlantis

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Arch, colorful, and free of gory violence and vulgarity, this animated straight-to-video adventure is what comics-based films should be, namely, fun. Far beneath the sea, an Atlantean troublemaker (voice of Trevor Devall) dethrones the titular hero, his half-brother (voice of Dee Bradley Baker), as King of the Seven Seas. Aided by another villain (voice of Jonathan Adams), the usurper acquires a powerful alien orb from an intergalactic bounty hunter (voice of Fred Tatasciore), and uses it to send a massive army to invade and conquer the surface world. While many of the jokes fall flat, the action sequences are exciting, the musical score sharp, the setting rendered in gorgeous colors and moral lessons are provided about self-sacrifice, forgiveness and environmental responsibility.

 

Rated: A-I, general patronage; MPAA: not rated

 

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