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"DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games" Animated Release Talkback (Spoilers)

Discussion in 'The DC Comics Animation Forum' started by Yojimbo, May 9, 2017.

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  1. Yojimbo

    Yojimbo Yes, have some.
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    Discuss the second direct-to-video animated feature from the DC Super Hero Girls initiative, now available on home media!

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    DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games
    Digital Release
    May 9, 2017
    Physical Release: May 23, 2017 on DVD

    Synopsis: At Super Hero High, iconic Super Heroes like Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Bumblebee, Poison Ivy, and Katana navigate all the twists and turns of high school in their formative years. United by friendship, the DC Super Hero Girls empower kids to shine with confidence and courage, especially while they combat those overwhelming, exciting, and awesomely awkward moments of growing up (sometimes super powers can be super stressful!).

    Aspiring Super Heroes can check out our exclusive web series for the full scoop on what life is like inside the walls of Super Hero High School. In the spring of 2016, the DC Super Hero Girls will come to life with a line of action dolls, figures and accessories, books, play sets and so much more. If that doesn’t have you bursting at the seams of your cape, remember that the world of Metropolis is at your fingertips here on the website - play, explore, read and....Get Your Cape On! It’s time to meet the DC Super Hero Girls!

    Movie #2 "Intergalactic Games"
    Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, Bumblebee and Katana square off against Korugar Academy in the Intergalactic Games, but trouble is in the air as Lena Luthor takes advantage of the gathering of the Supers to enact her villainous plan. It's up to the DC Super Hero Girls to fight the forces of evil and protect their school. With Wonder Woman's strength, Supergirl's speed, Batgirl's strategic knowledge, Poison Ivy's ability to make things grow, Harley Quinn's energy, Bumblebee's ability to shrink, and Katana's fearless personality… anything is possible.

    Discuss this Movie!

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  2. SweetShop209

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    To keep a long story short, this is another movie that I thoroughly enjoyed. It has plenty of twists I didn't expect. I look forward to more.
     
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  3. RoyalRubble

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    Pretty good movie. I think I liked "Hero of the Year" a little more, but this was still very entertaining. Some random thoughts about the movie:

    - The Intergalactic Games concept offered some fun competitions and it was nice seeing some more characters introduced with Korugar Academy. I was hoping some other schools would be featured, though.
    - I didn't care too much about the Female Furies returning but they were harmless enough and the story moved along nicely.
    - I liked the focus on Starfire and Blackfire throughout the story. It's cool they had a satisfying ending, something we never really saw in other animated projects.
    - Wonder Woman's side-plot was pretty good. But I think the tensions between Diana and her mother Hippolyta are getting a little too frequent in animation.
    - The big Lena Luthor reveal (predictable, but still played out pretty nice). I liked how she was named "Thurol" to cover her last name. I was expecting them to use "Rothul".
    - Brainiac was a decent antagonist and it's cool they introduced him as well into this continuity. The fight scenes with him towards the end were pretty entertaining.
    - Lots of neat moments spread throughout - Harley & Beast Boy commenting the games, Doc Magnus and (some of) the Metal Men, and Platinum learning what a true hero is. There are probably a lot more I can't remember at the moment.
     
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  4. Yojimbo

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    The movies are turning out to be a great capstone on several months worth of plot and released content like the webisodes and graphic novels while still setting up new storylines to come.
    1. If you've been following along with season 3 of the webisodes, Starfire has been featured a lot so plugging in Intergalactic Games and seeing her in the spotlight again makes a lot of sense.
    2. Also make sense the next part of Big Barda's sub-plot is coming face to face with her former team, the Furies, and Granny.
    3. Wonder Woman's role as the student organizer for the games makes her inclusion organic to the movie. One of the best moments was her standing up for herself against Ambassador Bek and help her friends save the school rather than preserve her own interests and protect him.
    I get that Wonder Woman, Bumblebee, Harley, Ivy, Katana, Supergirl and Batgirl are the main cast and have to have big roles... But at this point, I'm way more interesting in seeing the rest of the student body getting the focus and being expanded on. So I definitely latched onto Starfire and Barda's stories.

    Lashina, the new leader of the Furies, debuts in a season 3 webisode but remained a little enigmatic. It was great to see her fleshed out and a nice twist she had a personal connection with Barda.

    Lobo appeared in the second graphic novel "Hits and Myths" -- it was great to see him again and overall for a legitimate rival school featured. Better yet, they're a nice mirror to Super Hero High rather than being straight up villains like the Furies.

    Platinum and the other two Metal Men were introduced in the "Past Times at Super Hero High" digital comic as villains on an alternate timeline. It was funny, they first appeared as villains because they malfunctioned. It's good to see there's a variety of ways to enroll at Super Hero High - the traditional way, introducing characters in supporting roles first like Batgirl, or villains gone good like Barda and now with Platinum.

    Another great capstone in this movie should have been Lena. Set up all the back to the first graphic novel "Finals Crisis," Lena's big plan finally comes to fruition. I think the execution in the script writing concerning her plan and how it was revealed fell flat. It was odd they waited until this movie to reveal her fake last name only for her real identity to be revealed almost immediately (not that it was a mystery to those of us who are a little older than the intended audience I mean). Perhaps it comes up in one of the upcoming season 3 webisodes. Also strange, if she was so intent on destroying the supers once and for all... Why just the Green Kryptomites? Plus, she wanted the citizens of Metropolis on her side and making use of the Red Kryptomites with their anger powers would have bolstered her efforts. The LEGO webisodes introduced a bunch of other colors with other powers, too. Unless they're exclusive to LEGO. I didn't care for beating us over with the 'we're allies, nah you're a pawn' twist. I would have been fine with Lena being the main villain and leave it at that. Maybe I have to look back at the webisodes, but quickly pushing us through the revelation of her alliance with Brainiac in this movie felt like it was too soon and a waste. Surely, he could have been saved for the next movie? Instead of Brainiac, I would have dug Lena combining all the robots into one giant as her back up plan instead. Brainiac slowed down the last act of the movie -- I just wanted to get to the end already. Maybe this critique will change after the rest of season three has aired, maybe not.

    The trophy ceremony also felt too tacked on. I was disappointed the victory was a technicality. Would have preferred bringing back Korugar to settle it once and for all then utilize the theme/lesson learned for SHH's victory. And no real follow up about Bek and his cowardice other than Hippolyta predictably praising her daughter.

    The special features for Intergalactic Games left a lot to be desired. It would have been informative to have a behind the scenes feature with individuals about year 2 of the franchise like Aria Moffly, DCE Creative Director, Shea Fontana, DCSHG animation writer and DC Comics graphic novel author, Lisa Yee, Random House Children's Books DCSHG Middle-Grade Novel Author, Christine Kim, Mattel Toy Design Manager, Tania Missad, Mattel Consumer Insights Director, and some of the cast. I'm always up for a commentary track, too. I'm sure there's plenty writer Shea Fontana, director Cecilia Aranovich Hamilton, and producer Jennifer Coyle have plenty to say. I would love for these movies to be released on Blu-ray as well but I guess it's not in the cards. Odd since they're pumping so much money into the brand. And I'm still hoping the TV special "Super Hero High" and the LEGO animated content gets included even if it's just as special features.
     
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  5. Troy Troodon

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    I always thought Fred Tatasciore would make a good Brainiac (along with several other A-List voice actors) though I think he could have been better. I also kind'a wish they got someone other than Tom Kenny to voice Sinestro and Lobo like Rick Wasserman or Travis Willingham; as well as someone other than Grey Griffin to voice Platinum, like Kari Wahlgren.
     
  6. Ed Liu

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    Finally got my review of this movie together (along with the even-later writeup of Brave and the Bold season 3). I like it but didn't love it, and thought it was just trying to do WAAAAAY too much in one movie for comfort. Throwing Brainiac in there at the very end was an out-of-left-field twist that really just padded the movie to run longer.
     
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  7. Frost2016

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    What do you think of the food fight scene?

    I really like Hawkgirl's new look in the Intergalactic Gala.
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