Super Hero High is a place for young heroes to learn all the usual subjects and life lessons one studies in high school and also how to use their super powers and skills for the good of humanity. While they balance attending class and striving for top marks with doing whatever's necessary to protect the citizens of nearby Metropolis, they also participate in the usual school activities—you know, sports, clubs and Intergalactic Games. The latter competition is the subject of the all-new animated movie, DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games.
Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl and the many other Super Hero Girls take to the field to face off against students from Korugar Academy and the Female Furies. It's a friendly and peaceful event meant to bring the various schools and their attendees together in harmony. The top champion of the games garners attention and a special, once-in-a-lifetime kind of opportunity. With different personalities in play and high stakes, you can imagine the electricity in the air.
Of course, it would be too easy if every team joined with honorable intentions. Competing in the tournament and saving the day would be enough to keep any teen busy, but Wonder Woman and her friends have the added responsibility of keeping their eyes open for suspicious activity. They might have to stop a sinister plot. Maybe.
Don't worry! I'm not veering into spoiler territory. The only minor spoiler I'll share is about the reunion of Starfire and Blackfire, and that's teased on the cover of DVD. The sibling duo is as different as night and day, but in the middle of bickering, they find common ground. It's a theme that permeates the entire movie. Sure, the plot focuses on Intergalactic Games and going to head to head with others, but it's also about overcoming differences and working together.
For example, Korugar Academy has very different admission requirements than Super Hero High. They're more strict about their definition of super powers. Someone like Batgirl, for example, would never be allowed into Korugar. Super Hero High is more welcoming and willing to open its doors to everyday people who exhibit extraordinary traits and abilities. Korugar's more specific guidelines have made some of their students snobby towards Super Hero High enrollees. Will they learn the value of being more inclusive and how even ordinary people can be heroic? You'll have to watch and see.
Something else you'll notice while you watch DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games is how each hero brings a unique set of skills to the table. Harley Quinn and Beast Boy are announcers at the games, and though I know Harley could handle herself in the competition, her hobbies and talents are perfectly suited for being a commentator. Batgirl continually shows how she can leverage technology to solve problems when super powers don't have an effect. Wonder Woman's cool head and quick reaction time comes in handy time and time again. Everyone has room to succeed and grow—which is good since situations often require multiple approaches to be resolved.
One final note: pay particular attention to the outfits the Super Hero High students wear to the opening ceremonies. Who wants to put a bet on whether cosplayers will be making replicas of the ensembles to wear at conventions this year?
DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games is available now on Digital HD and on DVD. Get your cape on...you know the rest!