Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this direct-to-DVD release is another entry in the LEGO series of action-packed, animated tales designed to showcase robotic toys and superhero figures for young consumers. There are many battles scenes (some of which feel a lot like video game sequences) with villains exhibiting various built-in weapons: sharp teeth, fangs, claws, and sabers. The Heroes fight their enemies in lengthy hand-to-hand combat scenes which serve the usual "evil mastermind wants to take over the world" plot. Professor Aldous Witch has glowing red eyes and a dastardly cackle. There's an attempt to provide some positive lessons about teamwork and responsibility along with the action.
Cartoon action from start to finish. Robotic characters display various powers and built-in weaponry, including fangs, claws, and spikes. The villains, other than the evil professor who's the mastermind of the plot, are in the form of animals: dogs, birds, and a particularly stubborn and nasty scorpion. All engage the Heroes in hand-to-hand combat. Sparks fly; robots are zapped, chased, fall, and come back for more.
Amidst the battles and jeopardy are clearly stated messages: A hero's duty is to help those in need. While a little competition is healthy, true leadership calls for teamwork.
All members of the Heroes team, as well as many of the villains, are sold as action figures. The movie functions as an extended commercial for LEGO toys.
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