Review: WWE Slam City DVD

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Certificate: 12

Running Time: 56mins (plus extras)

Discs: 1

Chapters

  • Auto-Tude Adjustment
  • Alberto The Barista
  • Hot Enough For Ya?
  • A Big Brawl
  • Cafeteria Chaos
  • Cold…Stone Cold
  • The Crossing Guard
  • Surround Pound Stadium Beating: Part 1
  • Perky The Penguin
  • Sundae In The Park
  • Battle For The Streets
  • Surround Pound Stadium Beating: Part 2
  • The Finisher
  • Between A Rock And A Pizza: Part 1
  • Coffee Showdown
  • We All Scream For Ice Cream
  • Resistant Gorilla
  • Surround Pound Stadium Beating: Part 3
  • Who Is The Apex Serpent?
  • Recipe For Disaster
  • The Wandering Nomad
  • Between A Rock And A Pizza: Part 2
  • Best Desert In The World
  • Randy Gets His Goat
  • Finale Part 1
  • Finale Part 2

Extras

  • The Making Of Slam City
  • Mini Stories:
    – Auto-Tude Adjustment
    – Between A Rock And A Pizza
    – Surround Pound Stadium Beating
    – Alberto The Barista

The WWE Superstars have all been fired by a mysterious masked man in a suit called The Finisher. With no prospects of a continued career in wrestling (because, of course, WWE is the only promotion in existence), all of the Superstars have moved to Slam City and taken up day jobs.

As this is a show for young kids (which makes a total mockery of the 12 rating the DVD has), my dad felt it would be better to turn this review over to me, his 7yr-old son, Joshua, who has big plans to be making waves in a WWE ring as his alter ego, Josh Maverick – so look out for me in 15yrs and tell me “The Hangman” Draven Cage sent you.

What follows is a mini-review of each of the twenty-six 2min episodes and a mark out of 5 stars, making me just like a mini-Meltzer (according to my dad)

Auto-Tude Adjustment
Synopsis: John Cena takes a job as a mechanic.
What Josh liked: When the owner of the garage got oil slapped into his face.
What Josh disliked: nothing
Rating: ****

Alberto The Barista
Synopsis: Alberto Del Rio is a coffee house barista.
What Josh liked: The moment where Damien Sandow was pinned to the wall by bagels and had donut glasses.
What Josh disliked: nothing
Rating: *****

Hot Enough For Ya?
Synopsis: Kane is a school dinnerlady (?)
What Josh liked: The part where he made “really smoking hot loaf thing”.
What Josh disliked: nothing
Rating: *****

A Big Brawl
Synopsis: Big Show stops by John Cena’s place of work.
What Josh liked: When Big Show got flipped into the air and fell back into his car.
What Josh disliked:
Rating: *****

Cafeteria Chaos
Synopsis: It’s another day at Kane’s school, but it looks like Santino is after his job.
What Josh liked: Santino getting turned into a pizza and thrown out of the school (into AJ’s lap).
What Josh disliked: nothing
Rating: *****

Cold…Stone Cold
Synopsis: Steve Austin wants a drink and stops by Alberto’s coffee shop.
What Josh liked: When Austin’s “stone cold” coffee caused him to burp on Santino and encase him in ice.
What Josh disliked: nothing
Rating: *****

The Crossing Guard
Synopsis: Rey Mysterio takes up the position of Lollipop Man
What Josh liked: When Rey 619’d a truck and a lorry to stop the traffic / when Rey was in a Frogger-like game.
What Josh disliked: nothing
Rating: *****

Surround Pound Stadium Beating: Part 1
Synopsis: Sheamus is the usher at a cinema and has to deal with a difficult customer… Brock Lesnar
What Josh liked: When Sheamus ate his Irish Shamrock food and Hulked out before throwing Brock into the movie.
What Josh disliked: nothing
Rating: *****

Perky The Penguin
Synopsis: Mark Henry is a penguin mascot at a fast-food place, when he has to do battle with a robot penguin.
What Josh liked: When the penguin threw Mark Henry into a whack-a-mole game.
What Josh disliked: nothing
Rating: *****

Sundae In The Park
Synopsis: CM Punk, ice-cream seller in the park, ruins Miz’s suit and they battle over the dry-cleaning bill.
What Josh liked: Miz getting sent into space and turned into an ice-lolly.
What Josh disliked: nothing
Rating: *****

Battle For The Streets
Synopsis: Rey Mysterio and Damien Sandown fight over who should man the school crossing
What Josh liked: Sandow going for a fist-bump and Rey punching him in the face instead.
What Josh disliked: nothing
Rating: *****

Surround Pound Stadium Beating: Part 2
Synopsis: Brock and Sheamus continue to fight through various movie settings.
What Josh liked: Sheamus causing a cactus to fall on Brock’s head.
What Josh disliked: nothing
Rating: *****

The Finisher
Synopsis: The Finisher reveals his masterplan, including the kidnapping of Vince McMahon
What Josh liked: When the finisher literally broke the fourth wall and was attacked by a cat.
What Josh disliked: nothing
Rating: *****

Between A Rock And A Pizza: Part 1
Synopsis: Mark Henry settles down for a pizza, but The Rock claims it and the animatronic penguin is back.
What Josh liked: At the end where Rock and Henry battled like Superman and Zod.
What Josh disliked: nothing
Rating: *****

Coffee Showdown
Synopsis: Miz drops by Alberto’s coffee shop, but tries to use the toilet without buying a drink
What Josh liked: The bit where Miz entered stretch-mode and Alberto ran across his arm to boot him in the face.
What Josh disliked: nothing
Rating: *****

We All Scream For Ice Cream
Synopsis: Punk battles Sandow over whether ice-cream or wisdom is better… but what’s the deal with Kane?
What Josh liked: When Sandow was locked into a magic box by CM Punk.
What Josh disliked: nothing
Rating: *****

Resistant Gorilla
Synopsis: Randy Orton, the city’s zookeeper, has to give a gorilla a bath.
What Josh liked: The gorilla was in the bath and Orton ended up in there with him.
What Josh disliked: nothing
Rating: *****

Surround Pound Stadium Beating: Part 3
Synopsis: In the epic final chapter in cinema’s greatest one-on-one fight, who will come out on top?
What Josh liked: When the movie they were in changed with every hit.
What Josh disliked: nothing
Rating: *****

Who Is The Apex Serpent?
Synopsis: Having failed to take Kane’s job, Santino turns his eye to taking Orton’s zookeeper position.
What Josh liked: Orton and Santino end up flying through the air and Marella takes an RKO.
What Josh disliked: nothing
Rating: *****

Recipe For Disaster
Synopsis: Daniel Bryan visits his old friend Kane for an old recipe, but Rey Mysterio wants a food fight.
What Josh liked: “Pineapple o’ Pain” and “FOOD FIGHT!”
What Josh disliked: nothing
Rating: *****

The Wandering Nomad
Synopsis: Santino is still looking for a job and decides to run for mayor.
What Josh liked: Santino being pelted with tomatoes.
What Josh disliked: nothing
Rating: *****

Between A Rock And A Pizza: Part 2
Synopsis: Mark Henry and The Rock team up to take down the robot penguin for good.
What Josh liked: When all the penguins on The Rock, but Mark tagged in and they beat them all up.
What Josh disliked: nothing
Rating: *****

Best Dessert In The World
Synopsis: Mark Henry wants ice-cream, but CM Punk just wants to fight.
What Josh liked: Mark Henry becomes a steam train, but Punk still outwits him.
What Josh disliked: nothing
Rating: *****

Randy Gets His Goat
Synopsis: Daniel Bryan decides he’s better off living with the goats, but Orton has other ideas.
What Josh liked: At the end when Daniel Bryan was sent off a mountain and a goat performed his entrance theme.
What Josh disliked: nothing
Rating: *****

Finale Part 1
Synopsis: John Cena battles The Finisher to save Slam City.
What Josh liked: When The Finisher did all the Superstars’ finishing moves.
What Josh disliked: nothing
Rating: *****

Finale Part 2
Synopsis: Having captured Cena, The Finisher looks poised for victory until FINALLY…
What Josh liked: The bit where Cena and The Rock threw the self-destructing message at The Finisher’s face.
What Josh disliked: nothing
Rating: *****

Extras

The “making of” is really interesting, with plenty of footage on how intricate the animation techniques are and how much attention to detail was added to each wrestler’s mannerisms, etc.

The rest are no more than fluff.

Overview

Looking at the Wiki page for the show, it made my dad laugh that the Kane episode aired on May 19th. He’d like to think this was a brilliant little in-joke to play on WWE storyline continuity, while the running order of the DVD is not the same as when the show first aired on TV.

While it is definitely for kids, one scene showing The Finisher with two knives stuck in his body is probably where the 12 rating comes from as my dad says it doesn’t come across in the kid-friendly way of, say, the Tom & Jerry cartoons.

The little bits between each episode are nice and my dad says that, if you are so inclined, you can watch all the episodes as small skits of a one-hour show as there are no actual breaks.

This is a brilliant show for kids and one that should be on the list for Santa this Christmans.

Points: 10/10

Article by: Josh Maverick (aged 7)

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