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ROBOT CHICKEN DC Comics Special Blu-Ray Review

There isn’t a whole lot to say about Robot Chicken that you don’t already know. It’s a stop-motion, 15-minute long sketch comedy show on Adult Swim created by Seth Green and Matthew Senreich. Since their debut in 2005 (I know, right?), they’ve become a cult classic among a wide range of viewers.

Riding the coattails of success from their Star Wars specials, Robot Chicken shifted its focus to another brand of pop culture that has permeated the upper echelons of household names: DC Comics.

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Everyone in the JLA and the Legion of Doom get made fun of, naturally. Some favorite gags are Bane sneaking up on Batman over and over to break his back, Superman’s mind-wipe kiss (can you believe that was actually a thing?), and the superhero spotlights. Apart from the usual dark humor and jokes, there’s an underlying story a-brewing with one of the characters, Aquaman — most famously known for having the lamest superpowers ever. Just how much good-humored ribbing can one person take? Whether you see it coming or not, it’s all great fun to watch it unfold.

Adding to the fun are some of our favorite actors who lend their voices to our favorite characters: Alfred Molina, Neil Patrick Harris, Breckin Meyer, Nathan Fillion, Tara Strong, Alex Borstein, and much more!

As a note, maybe I’m more tuned into the DC Comics world, or because these characters have about 75 years worth of material to make fun of, but I find RCDC to be comical (Eh? Eh? See what I did there?) than the majority of the jokes made on any of the Star Wars specials.

Synopsis:

SUPERMAN! BATMAN! WONDER WOMAN! For more than 75 years, the DC COMICS UNIVERSE has been home to the world’s most iconic superheroes!

ROBOT CHICKEN! It’s…a puppet show on basic cable.

Well, not every team-up can be a winner. Wait, this is supposed to be a sales pitch! So prepare to the THRILLED by Robot Chicken’s twisted takes on all your favorite DC COMICS heroes and villains! WATCH as AQUAMAN faces his greatest crisis of all time! (Note: it’s not that parasite that swims up your urethra.) SEE the GREEN LANTERN CORPS welcome their newest member — the ROBOT CHICKEN NERD! WITNESS the evil SINESTRO commit MURDER — on his own MUSTACHE!

Blu-ray gives a crisper image than its HD broadcast predecessor, and the colors are slightly brighter and more vibrant. The touches are small but you do notice them.

In addition to 22 minutes of hilarity, the Blu-Ray offers plenty of extras to check out:

  • The Making of the RCDC Special
  • RCDC’s Aquaman Origin Story
  • Outtakes
  • Chicken Nuggets
  • Writer’s Commentary
  • Actor’s Commentary
  • Stoopid Alter Egos
  • DC Entertainment Tour
  • Cut Sketches
  • 5.2 Questions
  • UltraViolet digital download

The Blu-Ray for Robot Chicken DC Comics Special comes out July 9, 2013.

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Christina Janke

Christina Janke

Host of Intro to Geek on Shauncastic.com. Her love of all things Mass Effect knows no bounds. She also carries an obsession with comic books, video games, and quirky television shows. Her heroes are Tina Fey, Mindy Kaling, and Gail Simone, and hopes to be just like them when she grows up.