Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League (2015) Review

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In Bizarro World this is considered entertaining

Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League (2015): 3 out of 10: Direct-to-video Lego Justice League feature (we are using that word loosely here) Involving Superman’s relationship with Bizarro who is his clone created by Lex Luthor that is the opposite of Superman but in a terrible and idiotic way.

Shenanigans happen, and soon we have Bizzaro clones of all the Justice League headed to the Bizarro planet along with the regular non-Bizarro Justice League members. Then Darkseid shows up to steal magic crystals and, even though he is a God, he apparently needs magic crystals for something.

The Good

The Good. Though I have some serious concerns with the production and art design, the actual CGI isn’t that bad with beautiful texture work on the fabrics and costumes.

The whole Batman secretly doesn’t trust Superman cause he is an alien gag is getting old, but Troy Baker as Batman sells it well in this one. John DiMaggio also does an excellent job as Lex Luthor in a glorified cameo. Lex’s running for president set piece is the funniest thing in the film.

The Bad

The Bad: Remember how The Lego Batman Movie would occasionally intersperse the funny meta jokes with jokes for the six-year-olds in the audience. Now imagine that but without the funny meta jokes. I know I am complaining that a children’s cartoon is juvenile, but there is nothing here for the poor suffering parent or completionist fanboy.

Speaking of juvenile. I have never been a fan of the Bizarro characters and this film certainly has reinforced my prejudice against them.

Darkseid makes no sense in the movie. He shows up to steal crystals to power a bizarre ray to turn Earth into a cube? He shows up in the middle of the film as if they realised they had twenty minutes left and hey, let’s call Darkseid. He suffers from the Star Trek V: The Final Frontier conundrum. “What does God need with a starship?.” I mean why would he need some magic crystals? He is Darkseid

The Ugly

The Ugly: There are two entire locations in this entire film, and neither would pass muster as a level in any one of the hundred or so Lego video games. We have a Metropolis that seems small and underpopulated, and we have a cube planet that consists only of a flat, dull surface and irregular geometric shapes. That’s it. Disappointing.

In Conclusion

In conclusion: Cheap looking with inferior art design, Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League suffers most from a weak story that is only 45 minutes long and still feels unnecessarily padded.

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