“Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Aquaman — Rage of Atlantis” (Warner Brothers Home Entertainment)

This is a scene from the animated movie "Aquaman: Rage of Atlantis." The Catholic News Service classification is A-I -- general patronage. Not otherwise rated. (CNS/Warner Brothers Home Entertainment)

By Catholic News Service

Arch, colorful, and free of gory violence and vulgarity, this animated straight-to-video adventure is what comics-based films should be, namely, fun.

Far beneath the sea, an Atlantean troublemaker (voice of Trevor Devall) dethrones the titular hero, his half-brother (voice of Dee Bradley Baker), as King of the Seven Seas. Aided by another villain (voice of Jonathan Adams), the usurper acquires a powerful alien orb from an intergalactic bounty hunter (voice of Fred Tatasciore), and uses it to send a massive army to invade and conquer the surface world. While many of the jokes fall flat, the action sequences are exciting, the musical score sharp, the setting rendered in gorgeous colors and moral lessons are provided about self-sacrifice, forgiveness and environmental responsibility.

The Catholic News Service classification is A-I — general patronage. Not rated by the Motion Picture Association of America.

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