Robot Chicken DC Comics Special II: Villans in Paradise!

Robot Chicken DC Comics Special II: Villans in Paradise!

RBCDC2Lex Luthor’s daughter Lena wants to go on Spring Break but Lex has other plans for her. She sneaks off to meet up with Conner/Superboy and when Lex finds out he wants to bring her back home. So naturally The Legion of Doom want a vacation and bust out of prison to go on Spring Break.  If the premise doesn’t intrigue you then surely the thought of seeing a bunch of evil bad guys on the beach in their swim suits should.

I’m not a huge fan of superheroes bar Batman, and even then I’m really only interested in the 60s TV show. I reviewed the first DC special and wasn’t a great fan of it however I did really enjoy this special. To me what made this special better than the first one is that it had a story and wasn’t just random skits. I know that so many of the gags go over my head as I don’t know a lot about super heroes but I still enjoyed it and had a few laughs. The Wonder Woman invisible plane gag (although I am sure they’ve done it before) is always a crack up and I had a chuckle at The Penguin in his bathing suit getting excited over a nude beach (it was really a private beach). There’s a few musical numbers in this special but they pull all of them off so well. The most mentionable being the band Sexx Luthor and the funny and kinda gross homage number to Grease about Lena Luthor and Conner hooking up.

Guests this special include Seth Green, Alex Borstein, Clancy Brown, Zac Efron, Nathan Fillion, Clare Grant, Sarah Hyland, Breckin Meyer, Alfred Molina, Paul Reubens, and Giovanni Ribisi. It wasn’t til I watched the extras that I even realised it was Sarah Hyland and Giovanni Ribisi but now that I look back I can totally place their voices.

The only downside to these specials is that they have an incredibly short run-time but this is not necessarily a bad thing, but only if you’re a fan of extras. They go overboard with the features and in the behind the scenes they question why they even bother to make a behind the scenes feature anymore now that people hardly buy DVDs. But any self-respecting hard-core fan will own all the releases and this release is no exception as it has plenty (90 minutes worth) to offer. I enjoyed the 20 Questions segment which asked cast and crew 20 super hero related questions, was an entertaining watch.

Unlike the previous DC Special there is no Blu-Ray release as of yet. If you’re a scrooge hopefully one day they release a box-set of all the specials together.

Extras:

  • The Making of #RCDC2VIP
  • Bad Hair, Musical Numbers & Sequels
  • The Ones That Got Away
  • 20 Questions
  • Chicken Nuggets
  • Cut Animatics (6 clips)
  • Cut Sketches (2 clips)
  • Actors’ Commentary – With Seth Green, Matthew Senreich, Nathan Fillion, Breckin Meyer and Zeb Wells.
  • Writers’ Commentary – With Hugh Davidson, Mike Fasolo, Tom Root, Kevin Shinick and Zeb Wells.

Available on R4 DVD from Madman Entertainment.

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