Robot Chicken Serves Up Second Helping of DC Comics Insanity

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Lex Luthor in an 80s hair band? Batman baring his feelings of emasculation with Green Lantern? A Starbucks in the headquarters of the Legion of Doom? The real origin of Superboy?

It's your favorite DC heroes and villains as you've never dreamed of them before. Well, okay, maybe once before, because this is, after all, ROBOT CHICKEN DC COMICS SPECIAL 2 (#RCDCS2VIP). Nevertheless, even the first ROBOT CHICKEN DC COMICS SPECIAL wasn't enough to prepare you for the utter ballsiness of the R-rated humor Seth Green and the boys throw at you here with utter irreverent abandon.

There's a plot, by the way. It involves Luthor (voiced by Alfred Molina -- who sings in this!) and his daughter Lena (Sarah Hyland), whom he puts to work at the aforementioned Starbucks. This isn't how Lena planned on spending her summer vacation, and her rebellion infects the rest of the Legion of Doom until they all demand a vacation. So it's off to the beach for the villains, where Lena strikes up a super-romance with Conner "Superboy" Kent (Zac Efron), leading into a GREASE tribute musical number. It looks like this could be the biggest confrontation between Luthor and Superman (Breckin Meyer) ever, until it gets interrupted by a threat large enough to bring heroes and villains together to fight for survival.

Featuring Clancy Brown as Gorilla Grodd, Nathan Fillion as Green Lantern, Alex Borstein as Wonder Woman, Tara Strong as Harley QUinn, Paul Reubens as The Riddler, and Seth Green as just about everybody else with a speaking role, this is one DC Comics direct-to-DVD that you don't want to land in the hands of your kids -- but one which you will still make you pee your pants laughing when you watch it.

4.0 / 5.0