Review: DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games

“Get Your Cape On” For This Family Feature

For this review, I have enlisted the aid of my 9-year-old granddaughter – Avani. As a connoisseur of the franchise, her expertise is very invaluable. SPOILER ALERT: Avani will tell her favorite parts of DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games, so if you haven’t seen it yet, read ahead.

Avani: I like how they work together as a team. My favorite character is Bumblebee. She gets to fly and can turn really small. I want to be really small, because I could squeeze through small things. (On Starfire and Blackfire) Her sister was mean to her at first, but toward the end of the movie they got along.

I liked when the teams were about to play each other, but then Lena Luthor came with her Kryptomites to stop the game. I liked when Starfire and Supergirl left the games to help the people from the fire. I liked when Lena Luthor got locked up and she couldn’t do anymore bad stuff.

Ok, I’m back. DC Super Hero Girls does a great job of showcasing the talents of females. I understand the need to feature the ladies of the DCU, but I would like to see more of the gentlemen represented. Girls should see not just females doing good in the world, but males also. The producers turn the typical “damsel in distress” trope on its ear with gender reversal. It was cute in Hero of the Year, but growing stale in Intergalactic Games.

As a fan of DC Comics, I appreciate that more characters were introduced to the world of DCSHG. I watched my granddaughter shriek with delight as she named the heroes and villains she was familiar with, then ask me about the ones she did not recognize.

It was recently revealed that a new DC Super Hero Girls series will premiere on Cartoon Network. I hope they don’t change the characters too much. The webisodes and movies are a welcome addition to my library, and provide wholesome entertainment (and help to occupy time) for this grandparent and his trusty sidekick.

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