The Lego Batman Movie
Director : Chris McKay
Cast Headliners : Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Zach Galifiankis, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes
Original Release Date : February 10, 2017
2014's The Lego Movie was something quite special. One most likely knows the toy brand, but could one have imagined it was a genre mixing, laugh and meaning filled adventure in the making ? One of the best pieces was THE Batman , so it's with great delight and logical sense he gets his own spinoff film.
Focusing for the most part on a Lego version of comics classic Gotham City , the movie opens up with some great 4th wall breaking to show us the life of Batman (Will Arnett ). In a crazy fun opening part , Batman takes down a mega alliance of villians lead by the Joker (Zach Galifiankis) to save the city. It's through the wild, zany, extreme lense one would want .
But soon we see the life of Batman may not be all its cracked up to be. The movie greatly excels in these quiet moments as it does the action mania . To see Batman watch movies, make food, practice guitar is comedic gold.
Soon his lonely existence is joined by others , such as introducing a young Robin (Michael Cera ) and Barbara Gordon (Rosario Dawson ).
For film the whole family can enjoy, it's actually got some nice messages about relationships. Between friends , between enemies, between families. Arnett's Bruce Wayne is as great in battle, being crazy, or his interplay with his peers. Cera's Robin is charming and goofy . Dawson's Gordon, fierce . When these are teamed with each other, especially with the butler Alfred (Ralph Fiennes ) the smiles and laughs are off the chart.
This team up aspect is fun too with the evil side. Zach G's Joker is still evil but also effectly has a bit of feeling bad aspect to him. It's fun to see him interact with a massive stable from famous to obscure of DC characters, such as Harley Quinn, Two Face, Bane and more . Since this is a Lego film, even more join the fun.
That same craft is evident from the visuals to action . One knows what to expect, and it's a fun batride. 8.71 out of 10