Review: The Lego Batman Movie

The Lego Batman Movie is an action-packed adventure filled with lots of witty jokes and good life lessons. Throughout the flick, Batman (Will Arnett) a.k.a. Bruce Wayne experiences some major life changes. The changes he encounters include: In order to save Gotham City, he must learn how to work together with others. Since Batman is used to working alone to save his city, teamwork becomes a hard concept for him to pick up. His new adopted son Dick Grayson (Michael Cera) teaches him how to love. Batman eventually grows to love Dick as he shows him the do’s and don’ts of becoming a superhero. Dick chooses to wear the Robin uniform/costume. You know Batman secretly has a hidden soft side to him when he watches Jerry Maguire at his home theater. The Joker (Zach Galifianakis) later reveals and makes fun of a few other romantic chick flicks Batman has in his Blu-Ray stash. One of those movies that comes to mind is Serendipity.

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Batman is also lonely and fears having his own family at the beginning of the movie. His parents passed away when he was a child. He eventually adds his butler, Alfred (Ralph Fiennes) and his crush, Gotham City’s new police commissioner Barbara Gordon (Rosario Dawson) to his team/family. Batman also asks other superheroes to help save his city. He even realizes he must work with people he strongly dislikes such as his worst enemy, The Joker. Magic Mike’s Channing Tatum makes a cameo appearance as Clark Kent (another guy Batman doesn’t really care for) a.k.a. Superman. The Lego Batman Movie hits theaters worldwide on Friday, Feb. 10. I highly recommend this movie for all ages. The movie is rated PG and runs for one hour and 46 minutes.    

Disclaimer: I was given the opportunity to attend this advanced movie screening in exchange for my opinion. I was under no obligation to provide a positive review.  

Photo from Allied Contigo and Warner Brothers

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27 comments

  1. I watched it at the cinema and frankly, I was bored. I really didn’t like what they did with it, but I truly did see why they did it. It was a movie meant to appeal to all ages and I think in that respect they managed that quite well. I heard a small child in the back of the theatre laughing loudly for a good few minutes in the scene where Dick was climbing all over Superman’s door. It was a great feat in terms of aesthetics, but the story was a tad boring for my tastes.

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