Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Superhero Media: Lego Marvel Super Heroes - Maximum Overload

This is going to be a bit of a short one, for no other reason that that this "film" is around 23 minutes long, so there's not too much to cover. Loki decides that using magic snowballs to "overload" various supervillains (mostly Spider-man's) will be good for a laugh and the Lego versions of Marvel Superheroes have to stop them. It's juts a little short to keep the kids entertained, but it's fun and well executed. The entire thing can be found on YouTube if you're curious. 

The best parts involve Spider-man, who keeps getting left behind by his peers and complains about his "Spider-Angst" until Cap gives him a pep-talk at the end. The incomparable JK Simmonds appears as J Jonah Jameson, he hates Spider-Man and blames him for the Overloads, of course. Also, there's a great Iron Fist reference that gets called back when Danny turns up to help, later on. "Iron Fist isn't a fist, he's a whole guy!"

This was fun. It's not high art, or a must-see MCU tent pole, but it's damn fun and that's all it needs to be. The action will keep kids entertained and there's enough nerdy shout-outs to make it worthwhile for adult fans. Well worth taking a look at when you have a spare half-hour.

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