Title: Robot Chicken DC Comics Special
Directed by: Seth Green
Starring: (voices) Abraham Benrubi, Alex Borstein, Nathan Fillion, Megan Fox, Seth Green, Neil Patrick Harris, Breckin Meyer, Alfred Molina, Aaron Paul, Paul Reubens, Tom Root, Kevin Shinick, Matthew Senreich, Tara Strong, Zeb Wells
Running time: 23 minutes, Rated TV-MA, Available on DVD
Special Features: Chicken Nuggets; Stoopid Alter Egos; RCDC’s Aquaman Origin Story; Tour of DC Entertainment; The
Making of the RCDC Special;Cast Commentary; Writer Commentary; Outtakes; 13 Cut Animatics; 5.2 Questions
If you’ve never seen the stop motion animated series on Cartoon Network, and are a fan of parody comedy, what the hell have you been doing with your life?
In the DC Comics special, the geniuses behind it all tackle the DC Comics universe with several short clip jokes of Bane breaking Batman’s back at random intervals and mugging to the camera, Aquaman getting picked on for being one of the most lame superheroes in the Justice League as well as some not so memorable DC comic characters that even DC would like to forget. It’s a show for adults and one should remember that before viewing in front of children. Don’t get pissed off at the writers when your child asks,”Why is Superman kissing all of those super villains?” when Superman uses his powers of memory erasing (callback to Superman II) or the deleted story boarded scene involving an ice cream headache which I thought should’ve made the cut into the special.
The special features are over 2 hours. There are about 12 deleted sketches (most of them are just storyboards), 2 funny commentary tracks, a “making of” featurette, a short featurette showing the crew of Robot Chicken planning costumes and dressing up as characters from the DC comics special, an Aquaman origin story, and a tour of DC entertainment.
Mind you I don’t think it’s Robot Chicken’s best work. Nothing can top the Star Wars Specials. Shelling out $14.95 for the Blu-Ray on a 23 minute episode is a bit of an outrage, but you’re also paying for the hours of extras. Is it worth the money? Eh…it really has to depend on how big of a fan you are of the show. I felt they should’ve included all of their previous DC comic parodies to make this worthy for purchase. With the economy as it is, c’mon guys, you could’ve done better.
Total Rating: B
Reviewed by: JM Willis