The Lego Batman Movie
The Lego Batman Movie is a 2017 action-comedy-superhero movie made by Warner Bros. Pictures. It was directed by Chris McKay, and written by Seth Grahame-Smith, Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Jared Stern and John Whittington, and produced by Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Based on the Lego Batman toy line, the film is an international co-production of the United States, Australia and Denmark, the first spin-off installment of The Lego Movie film series and the second installment overall.
There are big changes brewing in Gotham, but if Batman (Will Arnett) wants to save the city from the Joker's (Zach Galifianakis) hostile takeover, he may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up. Maybe his superhero sidekick Robin (Michael Cera) and loyal butler Alfred (Ralph Fiennes) can show him a thing or two.
Why It Rocks
- It's decently faithful to the Batman franchise and has tons of references to the 1960's Batman show featuring Adam West, the Burton Batman films, and more.
- The animation is still great. Like The Lego Movie, it uses CGI instead of stop motion.
- Will Arnett is still great at playing Batman.
- Robin is very likable and cute, and Michael Cera does a great job voicing him.
- It teaches its audience about teamwork and knowing when you should tell others that you need help.
- The soundtrack is pretty epic.
- Most of the jokes are funny, such as when Batman opens the doors to his home by saying "Iron Man sucks!".
- There are some fairly emotional and suspenseful scenes, such as when Alfred nearly falls off the Jet.
- Batman being almost a father to Robin is heartwarming.
- The voice acting is great.
- It has a pop culture reference where Batman laughs maniacally at Tom Cruise saying “You complete me” while watching Jerry Maguire.
- The joke about Dick Grayson's name may have gotten a little too inappropriate for its target audience, even if it was kind of funny.
- It was a little confusing and invasive to add villains from other media, such as Voldemort, the Gremlins, Sauron, the Daleks, etc., considering the movie was supposed to focus on Batman/DC Comics and the Bat-Family.
- Sometimes it ignores its source material.
- While he does a fairly good job at it, Zach Galifianakis as The Joker doesn’t quite fit all that well. (It would have been better if Mark Hamill voiced The Joker.)
- The unnecessary faster pacing can make the movie hard to follow sometimes.
- ￼ While the animation is great some to the effects like water and smoke are not made of Lego like the first movie did it