Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Vixen: The Movie

Vixen: The Movie collects all the episodes from the two-season run of the animated web series and puts them together in a single film. As each season has an ongoing arc where one short leads directly into the next, the flow works fairly well cut together as a single film. The story stars Megalyn Echikunwoke as Mari McCabe who discovers the animal totem left to her by a family she never knew has the power to grant her strength and abilities of an animal for a short period of time.
Over the course of the two seasons Vixen uses her newfound powers to learn the truth about her past, and fight off others who would use the totems powers for their own ends including her sister (Anika Noni Rose) and an old family enemy (Hakeem Kae-Kazim). Several regulars make cameos voicing their animated selves including Green Arrow (Stephen Amell), the Flash (Grant Gustin), and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards). While it's a nice bit of fan service and continuity, the lack of voice acting experience by the group is certainly noticeable.

Available on Blu-ray and DVD, extras include a new featurette and two Vixen-focused episodes of Justice League Unlimited ("Hunter's Moon" and "Grudge Match").

[Warner Bros., Blu-ray $19.98 / DVD $18.94]

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