Movie Review: LEGO DC: Batman – Family Matters (Blu-ray Combo Pack)

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.

LEGO DC: Batman – Family Matters is produced by Rick Morales and directed by Matt Peters from a script by Jeremy Adams. Jim Krieg is co-producer. Executive producer is Michael Uslan. Sam Register and Jason Cosler & Jill Wilfert are executive producers. Troy Baker, Alyson Stoner and Scott Menville lead the cast as the voices of Batman, Batgirl and Robin. Jason Spisak heads the rogues’ gallery as the voice of Red Hood (and Jason Todd). Also along for the fun are actors Steve Blum as Scarecrow, Zach Callison as Billy Batson, Cam Clarke as Brother Eye & Bat Computer, Will Friedle as Nightwing, Ralph Garman as Wizard, Jake Green as Fred, Josh Keaton as Board Member, Tom Kenny as Gordon & Penguin, Christian Lanz as Two-Face/Harvey Dent, Nolan North as Alfred & Killer Croc, Andre Sogliuzza as Riddler, Tara Strong as Batwoman and Fred Tatasciore as Solomon Grundy.

Batman, Robin and Batgirl must stick together even when Gotham’s most dangerous villains attempt to pull them apart. In LEGO® DC: Batman – Family Matters, suspicion is on high after Batman, Batgirl, Robin and other Super Heroes receive mysterious invitations. However, family values must remain strong when Batman and his team encounter the villainous Red Hood, who is obsessed with destroying the Bat-family and all of Gotham City.

Bruce Wayne decides he wants to take a leave of absense from Wayne Enterprises so he can spend more time as Batman and his crime-fighting duties. The thing is, it looks like his team has everything under control so it’s kind of a selfish move on his part. Even Alfred tries to talk him out of this egotistical move but it falls on deaf ears. An artificial intellegence called Brother Eye is left in charge, and the scary thing is, this super computer is linked to every single tech device in Gotham which is really super creepy.

Red Hood is the big threat this time because he’s planted bombs all around the city and they’re timed to detonate so it’s a race against time to prevent them from going off. There’s also Two-Face who has a role in this sinister plot. Batman gets some much needed assistance from Alfred, Batwoman, Batgirl, Nightwing and even Robin to help him stop the disaster looming over Gotham before it’s too late. In the end, BruceWayne realizes he made a big mistake by putting himself before his family plus he makes up with his old friend Jason Todd aka Red Hood and together they’re able to stop Brother Eye (and Two-Face) from destroying Gotham.

The packaging comes with a slipcover. The front features the artwork you see up top and the back includes movie details, an image and list of specs. Each disc features some etched artwork with the main characters and the movie logo on them. Inserting the disc, the menu screen was simple and easy to navigate. The picture and sound quality for the high-definition disc were crisp and clear. The picture and sound quality for the standard-defintion disc were really good. I didn’t have any issues with the video and audio. This set also features an impressive 84-piece LEGO Mini Ultimate Batmobile premium set ($10 value), while supplies last.

Bottom line is, LEGO DC: Batman – Family Matters ended up being another fun animated adventure and is geared towards a younger audience. The story is all about family and how Batman has to see the error of his ways because he’s kind of pushed his inner circle away in a selfish manner. There’s also a lot of cheesy humor and dialogue to go along with the serious side of things which never really gets too serious. I like the LEGO-style of animation and thought the voice cast did a great job with their characters. Gotta love LEGO! At the center of LEGO DC: Batman – Family Matters is a family friendly story that features lots of familiar faces in LEGO form and it’s a cheesy good time to be had by all – especially the kiddos. The latest animated adventure from Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment and the LEGO Group is now available on a Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital). It also features an impressive 84-piece LEGO Mini Ultimate Batmobile premium set ($10 value), while supplies last.

Distributor: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

Run Time: 79 Minutes

Rated: Not Rated

Blu-ray Video: 1080p High-Definition 16×9 Widescreen (1.78:1)

Blu-ray Audio: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 / French Dolby Digital 5.1

DVD Video: 16×9 Widescreen (1.78:1)

DVD Audio: English and French Dolby Digital 5.1

Subtitles: English SDH and French

Special Features: N/A

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