Starring: Will Arnett, Rosario Dawson, Michael Cera, Ralph Fiennes
Director: Chris McKay
There’s a part of me that doesn’t entirely get Lego movies. The characters are based on those from other stories, and retain some of their characteristics but not others. I guess that they kind of emulate the kinds of stories that kids create with Lego during play?
Anyway, this film is a spin off from the first Lego movie, which was very funny and successful, if a bit flawed. The character of Batman in that film was hilarious, and so he gets his own film. It’s kind of a parody of Batman, in all his formats, but it’s also a fun little adventure, in which Batman has to learn that no man is an island when people of Gotham feel that he’s obselete and The Joker and all the bad guys turn themselves in.
Full of jokes and fun, the film references a lot of old Batman lore, from the films, the TV series and the comics, and there’s plenty of silliness and feels as Batman struggles with his ego. It feels a lot like Batman: Return Of The Caped Crusaders which I loved, but with extra Lego Movie jokes
I had a good time watching this film, some of the jokes made me laugh out loud, and it’s very cute. I think you kind of know what to expect with this film and it delivers, and but at the same time, it feels a bit forgettable as well. There’s nothing majorly new here, but all the same, it’s a fun ride.
See It If: Great for kids, of course, but if you love the Batman legacy or the Lego Movie, you’ll be happy too.