The Lego Batman Movie

2017 "Always be yourself. Unless you can be Batman."
7.3| 1h44m| PG| en| More Info
Released: 08 February 2017 Released
Producted By: Warner Bros. Pictures
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A cooler-than-ever Bruce Wayne must deal with the usual suspects as they plan to rule Gotham City, while discovering that he has accidentally adopted a teenage orphan who wishes to become his sidekick.

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Matialth Good concept, poorly executed.
Listonixio Fresh and Exciting
GazerRise Fantastic!
Hayden Kane There is, somehow, an interesting story here, as well as some good acting. There are also some good scenes
Nick Lattin-Scheetz While I did definitely have a great time watching this there are 2 major things about this film that really bother me, with that said let's talk about the awesome stuff. This is obviously made by the creators of The Lego Movie therefore we have really cool animation, creative designs for all the beloved characters of the DC universe as well as the unknowns, and a very clever childish tone. The voice acting really works to, consisting of Rosario Dawson as Batgirl, Zach Galifianakis as the Joker, Ralph Fiennes as Alfred, Michael Cera as Robin, and of course the best casting choice of them all, Will Arnett as Batman (I'll talk about him more in a moment), there are even tones of cameos from other celebrities and it's impossible to name them all. The hate-relationship between Batman and the Joker is a very unique and clever concept that's never been done before in a Batman movie alluding to the self-awareness that the film loves to poke fun at which can result in a lot of funny break-up and get-back-together moments. Robin's adorable innocence is always a welcoming highlight whenever he's onscreen making it very obvious that he's a child who can do literally anything you tell him, even in reverse. The film is also filled with lots of references to other DC properties, such examples include Alfred discussing the different phases Batman went through for the past 50 decades while shots from different movies that came each decade made with Legos appear (as shown in the trailer) which is talked about again by Batgirl showing the other famous shots from the previous media Batman has been in, the collection of Batmobiles Batman has in the Batcave, Billy Dee Williams voicing Two-Face after only being able to play Harvey Dent in Tim Burton's Batman, mentioning the Suicide Squad, and of course Batman having the famous Shark-Repellent Spray. Batman's portrayal in this film is one of my all-time favorite portrayals of him thus far, the writers are basically making fun of him by having him as a greedy, egotistical, narcissist who can't handle anybody but himself winning in everything which is exactly how I see him, I dare say he's making all other famous and beloved franchises out there look bad because it doesn't seem like anybody cares about anything other than him, and this film almost perfectly represents that. But if I were to say what the best part of the film is, it has got to be none other than the opening, the film opens up with Batman narrating and addressing lots of cliches we get in all movies such as company logos appearing, dramatic music, and films opening with a black screen, then it builds up a scheme all Batman's villains are plotting, while quoting and mentioning scenes from The Dark Knight and Tim Burton's Batman, Batman arrives in a disguise and as soon as he reveals himself he ends up defeating every single one of his villains all at the exact same time while singing a song he wrote that talks about how awesome he is, this scene is a perfect way to represent how much you love a certain property or character, sometimes I imagine watching this but with Spider-Man beating up his villains, I dare say that this scene almost as good as the opening title sequence of X-Men: The Animated Series. Although now it's time for me to address what ruins the movie for me which are 2 different things, 1. Batgirl, she's so unlikable and such a Debbie-Downer in this, constantly getting after Batman for every little thing she does, talking about being supervised and following the law, and complaining, this is the exact same reason why I hate Lois Griffin and Donna Tubbs. 2. The constant insults thrown at Superman in this, Superman is my favorite DC superhero and I even say he's the best superhero in the world and yet hardly anybody else in the world seems to agree with me, people seem to have forgotten that Superman was the first superhero ever created in history thus he pioneered the trend of superheroes, and yet in this film he's constantly made to look bad in this, aside from Batman making jokes about how he can beat Superman, saying he's better than him, and blowing a raspberry at him when he sees him on the news, what happens is Batman breaks into the Fortress of Solitude and destroys the crystals containing memories of Superman's family on Krypton as a means to steal the Phantom Zone Projector to prove to Batgirl he can put his villains away for good, and when he finally learns his lesson, he doesn't bother returning it to him, it gets destroyed and he doesn't even care, WHAT A JERK, he destroyed the only remaining memories of Superman's beloved parents Jor-El and Lara, stole a dangerous device Superman couldn't allow to get into the wrong hands and got away with it, that is one of the coldest thing I've ever seen Batman do. So overall this film does a fantastic job parodying some of many of our fond memories of what we grew up with, is able to reference stuff we love to talk about in a very clever and enjoyable way, have very cool visuals and animation, great voice acting, hilarious jokes, and one of the best openings to a film ever, but Batgirl's constant nagging and buzzkilling and the insults toward Superman make it impossible for me to say this is a "great film" or anywhere near as good as The Lego Movie.
Neil Welch Gotham's saviour, Batman, can triumph against villains galore, but his greatest battle is keeping his distance from those who care about him. Review: I must confess that I never "got" the Lego versions of things. I can understand sets of Lego bricks themed to various trademarked franchises, but computer games and videos? Come on!But on reflection, Lego versions in the audiovisual world enable a property to be treated with humour and a degree of disrespect without denting the original, because the Lego-ising imparts a distance and other-ness which enables (in this case) Batman to be presented as a character who is recognisably derived from his comic-book original, yet has foibles and quirks which present scope for much humour.This is a funny film. The gags come thick and fast from start to finish. If you are a super-hero fan, there is much for you here. A DC fan? Even more. A Batman fan? Gags based on any and all iterations of Batman and his supporting cast, from his 1939 origin to date, and running through all screen versions, too. I was tickled to see the 1943 Lewis Wilson Batman serial referenced in a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment. The rewards here for knowledgeable comic fans are huge.So it's a shame that I have to add a couple of criticisms. The voice casting is absolutely stellar - just look at the voice cast! - but, while I loved Will Arnett's Batman and Ralph Fiennes' Alfred, neither Michael Cera's Robin nor Zach Galifianakis' Joker worked for me at all. Worse than this, and a criticism I also felt applied to this film's predecessor The Lego Movie, is that so much of the action is so frenetic that it is really difficult to follow what's going on in front of you. The filmmakers write and storyboard and, because they know in advance what is in a particular sequence, that's what they see, without realising that the viewer might not follow it that easily.I think I must also say that while this is ostensibly a kids' film, there is much here which will soar over their heads - Batman's Batcave password being "Iron Man Sucks" being just an example!This is seriously good fun, nonetheless.
Sp@rc@l@s I've been an avid movie fan for a long-long time, but i was never motivated to write any movie reviews so far... I was browsing user reviews here and it did the trick! To advertisers - movie marketers writing fake reviews: Guys, at least watch the damn movie before writing stuff like "Best Batman movie so far, up there with the Dark Knight Trilogy". It's a silly, super - long toy commercial... I haven't heard anyone saying Space Balls is the best Star Wars movie so far, but now i won't be surprised if i do... Unfortunatelly i don't have any kids, but if i did, i'm not sure i would present this to a kid over Lion King, Toy Story or even other merchantise-related kids movies like He-Man etc. It's too obvious a cash - grab, at least back then tried hard to turn it into something more than a toy ad, and managed to build up from there... 1/10 for me, just trying to balance the damage done so far.
Paul Kydd USA 2017 English (Colour); Animation (Warner Bros.); 104 minutes (U certificate)Crew includes: Chris McKay (Director); Seth Grahame-Smith, Chris McKay, Erik Sommers, Jared Stern, John Whittington (Screenwriters); Dan Lin, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Roy Lee (Producers)Voices include: Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph FiennesIn crime-ridden Gotham City, loner Batman (Arnett) relents and recruits adoptee Robin (Cera), to help him defeat - again - his nemesis, the Joker (Galifianakis).Just like the first Lego movie, there is so much going on visually and aurally, that with an overabundance of characters and incidents, some pop culture references and in-jokes will get missed.