DC Superhero Girls: Hero of the Year – DVD Review

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

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It’s time to get your cape on with the girls at Super Hero High in the all-new animated movie, DC Superhero Girls: Hero of the Year! Much like other re-imaginings of pop culture figures, Hero of the Year brings together female superheroes and super villains from the DC Comics universe.

Alongside heroes Batgirl, Supergirl, Wonder Woman, and Katana we have the likes of Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy attending classes with them. It’s a pretty creative concept that works well and brings these strong female characters together for an action-packed animated adventure.

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During the week of the annual Hero of the Year awards show, a shape-shifting baddie named Dark Opal creates a cacophony of chaos for our collection of super kids. Together, they must work as a united force to stop Dark Opal and his apocalyptic scheme before he destroys the world and ruins the awards show. Will the girls resolve this crisis before it’s too late?

DC Superhero Girls: Hero of the Year is an entertaining animated film that showcases Girl Power in all its awesome glory. There are plenty of references and nods to other DC stories and characters, plus look for cameos from the likes of Commissioner Gordon, Lois Lane, Amanda Waller, Hal Jordan (Green Lantern), and The Flash.

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Along with the film we get a selection of seven short vignettes revolving around the girls of Super Hero High. They include:

All About Super Hero High

Fall into Super Hero High

Hero of the Month: Poison Ivy

Clubbing

Hero of the Month: Bumblebee

Saving the Day

Hero of the Month: Wonder Woman

For some action-packed, family-friendly, girl-power, superhero fun, I recommend DC Superhero Girls: Hero of the Year on DVD August 23, 2016!

Who’s your favorite female superhero? Leave a comment and let us know!

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Canceled Hong Kong Phooey And Marvin The Martian Film Tests

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I know fans of these characters will be disappointed that both Hong Kong Phooey And Marvin The Martian will not be making their big screen debuts. After watching the test footage below you’ll quickly understand why neither character alone would be able to pull off their own feature length film.

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But in all seriousness how would you improve these films? Is there a right way to adapt Hong Kong Phooey And Marvin The Martian for the big screen? Let me know in the comments section below!

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I think it’s always fascinating to see what the studios are testing. You can’t blame them for trying. They have an arsenal of popular characters and franchises that sometimes need to be let back into the limelight. The approach might be wrong, but there’s no reason not to at least try and see what sticks.