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About the Movie
In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The LEGO® Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – LEGO Batman (Will Arnett) – stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s (Zach Galifianakis) hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 258
- Fresh: 234
- Rotten: 24
- Average Rating: 7.5/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Overall, The Lego Batman Movie offers enough action and silliness to enthrall children while providing sufficient pop culture and Batman-through-the-years references to keep adults entertained.
Fresh: The thing about a sequel or a spinoff, even a mostly fun one like The LEGO Batman Movie, is that it's hard to recreate enthusiasm and inventiveness. What was once new is now, already, routine.
Fresh: It's the Bat-spoof we didn't know we needed and it gives Batman a chance to loosen up.
Fresh: Basically, it's a standard-issue Batman narrative - arguably better than 50 per cent of history's other Batman films - that just happens to take place in a Lego-fied world.
It's got some good moments, but it's nowhere near as good as everyone is making it out to be. The first Lego Movie was a great amount of fun, and I remember laughing afterwards with my family. This movie had a forgettable conclusion, and I would recommend watching it when it comes to TV or Netflix. No need to pay to see this movie.
Everything Batman Hasn't Been Since The Brave and the Bold!
Everything is awesome again! Despite some slightly two-dimensional characters, we get the LEGO Batman movie we deserve, and need after Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice made Batman kill people and do other things we’d like to forget. Like the LEGO Batman video games that preceded this, it’s jam packed with characters, and also alludes to all the past Batman material, including Dawn of Justice, the Dark Knight trilogy, the Burton/Schumacher movies, and the 60s movie. Before all that, we open with a narration from Batman (Will Arnett) making a mockery of Hollywood, followed by a huge scheme hatched by Joker (Zach Galifianakis) that Batman foils in a hilarious, musical way (no this is not a musical, just some cool songs Batman made while kicking butt) that sets the Joker off to hatch another scheme. After that, we get to see Batman’s post-butt-kicking-routine that gives us the best character development we get from him, which isn’t much, even if you’re familiar with the lore (which they again allude to without hammering it home). At the winter gala, Bruce Wayne, who’s a really cool guy according to Batman, unintentionally adopts Dick Grayson (Michael Cera), a boy who you wonder if he doesn’t understand sarcasm, and gets infatuated with Barbara Gordon (Rosario Dawson), the new police commissioner who wants Batman to work with the GCPD instead of going all vigilante. The Joker attacks again, but this time surrenders. No, I didn’t spoil the end, because all is not as it seems when Joker surrenders. What follows is Batman’s journey towards not pushing people away. It’s basically a loner-becomes-a-team-player-story, with a high octane pace, fun Lorne Balfe soundtrack, and the return of gorgeous LEGOmation (CGI where everything looks like it was made of LEGOs, the standard set by The LEGO Movie). It remains funny throughout, and is a nice break from Martha-saving, Superman fighting Batman we’ll see later in Justice League. Enjoy this fun-but-not-cheesy Batman while you can.
Audio quits at 5 minutes and 14 seconds. Not worth the money to rent, but I'm glad I didn't buy it. Very boring and disappointing. The first movie was way better.
- Genre: Kids & Family
- Released: 2017
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