Lego DC Comics Super Heroes - Aquaman: Rage Of Atlantis (2018)

Rating: **
Review Date: 9/3/18
Cast: Dee Bradley Baker, Troy Baker, Grey Griffin, Nolan North, Susan Eisenburg

After being the butt of every Justice League joke since the dawn of time, Aquaman finally gets his own movie and saves the planet from destruction. While Aquaman (Dee Bradley Baker) is away trying to help the Justice League stop Lobo from stealing a mysterious artifact from the Area 52 facility, his half-brother Ocean Master teams up with Atrocitus of the Red Lantern Corps to usurp the throne of Atlantis and take over the world. When Atlantis falls to Atrocitus's rage ray, Aquaman and the Justice League are forced to retreat to another planet where they make plans to strike back, and Aquaman somehow manages to take charge of the whole operation.

While it's a fun adventure, the writing is overly juvenile and the humor falls flat. Lois Lane ends up being a major pain in the ass for everyone, and Green Lantern Jessica Cruz's antics are a constant annoyance. Batgirl and Robin are also overly childish, which is a disappointment. The animation and voice acting are very good and on par with other Lego adventures. Lego Lobo is amusing and comes across as a pretty bad dude, even without his characteristic potty mouth. Overall, the story would have been served much better if it had played it straight and not tried so hard to add unnecessary gags. In order for humor to work, it has to be organic and complementary to the plot. You can't just force it in there and make it a focal point.