Legion Of Super-Heroes

In DVD/Blu-ray by Paula Hammond - Features Editor

RATING: 4/5.

Format: Blu-ray, DVD  & Digital Download.

Blu-ray Subtitles: English, Spanish.

Running Time: 83 minutes.

Certificate: 12.

It may still be winter, but January just got a little brighter with the latest release from the DC animated universe. 

Welcome to the 31st century and the Legion Academy, where a new generation of supers hone their powers with hopes of joining the Legion of Super-Heroes. Devastated by tragedy, Supergirl takes her cousin Superman’s advice, and leaves present-day Earth to attend the Academy. There, she quickly makes new friends, but when a mysterious group known as the Dark Circle begin looking for a powerful weapon held in the Academy’s vault, those friends must band together to become real heroes.

Running at 83 minutes, this all-new feature-length film offers plenty here to amuse and thrill. It’s not, perhaps, one of DC’s most engaging storylines of late—and a boy-mad teen Supergirl may irritate some—but it’s hard not to enjoy the talents onboard for this tale of 31st Century super-hero shenanigans.

Meg Donnelly (American Housewife) and Harry Shum Jr. (Crazy Rich Asians) lead s the voices of Supergirl/Kara and Brainiac 5. While Darren Criss (Glee, The Assassination of Gianni Versace), Matt Bomer (Doom Patrol, White Collar) and the ever pitch-perfect Jensen Ackles (Supernatural, The Boys) reprise their roles in this ongoing Justice League continuity as Superman, The Flash and Batman, respectively.

Legion Of Super-Heroes – Special Features for Blu-ray and Digital Download

The Legion Behind The Legion (New Featurette) – It took a heroic effort from a legion of writers, artists, animators and filmmakers to bring Legion of Super-Heroes to life. In this featurette, filmmakers and stars give us a deep dive into the making of the movie, from the original story idea through character development and final animation.

Meet the Legionnaires (New Featurette) – There are dozens and dozens of Legion members, many of whom are featured in Legion of Super-Heroes. Who made the cut, and why? Lucky for us, the filmmakers are here to introduce us to each one – and give us some background on who they are, and why they’re important to the movie.

Brainiac Attack: The Intellect Behind the Super-Villain (New Featurette) – In Legion of Super-Heroes, Brainiac 5 proves himself to be the pinnacle of all Brainiac iterations, but how did he become that way? In this featurette, filmmakers explain what we should we know about the 4 Brainiacs who came before him, and how – and why – Brainiac 5 chose his own path.

Down to Earth: The Story of Supergirl (New Featurette) – Supergirl’s narrow escape from Krypton and her arrival on Earth is just the beginning of our story (literally). In this featurette, filmmakers explain why they chose to centre Legion of Super-Heroes on Supergirl, what the backstory is between her and Superman at the start of the movie, and what exactly is going on between her and Brainiac 5.