The LEGO Batman Movie
review by Bobby Blakey
After The LEGO Movie kicked major butt in 2014 it was no question that we would be getting a sequel. What surprised most was that Will Arnett’s Batman was being spun into his own film aptly titled The LEGO Batman Movie also featuring the voice talents of Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson and Ralph Fiennes. Could this fun take on the Dark Knight build something worth seeing or will it fail to construct something worthy of the Caped Crusader?
In the film there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if Batman wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, he may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up. There is no doubt that Will Arnett’s Batman in the LEGO movie was one of the best parts and seeing him spun into his own film had me excited, but concerned if it would work for a whole standalone feature. This is easily the most entertaining and funny Batman film to date. From the moment the black screen hits the screen you will know you are in for a hilariously fun feature right up until the perfect ending. I loved the LEGO movie way more than I expected too, but this one is not only better, but the writing is so much more clever. The entire Batman universe is at play here in the best possible way from beginning to end.
Arnett continues to be perfection as Batman bringing the dark and brooding tone to the voice while making him a complete mockery of himself and his history without being insulting about it. The real treat is that of Michael Cera as Robin who is hilarious in both voice and visuals. They have really perfected this LEGO look and style with this film working all the better and offering up some truly fun moments. I love that it never takes it seriously and pokes fun at every incarnation of Batman that has ever been made. The character designs and use of their abilities is a marvel to watch and will no doubt have the hardcore fans smiling ear to ear throughout the entire feature.
Not since the last LEGO movie have I seen a film that just keeps you smiling throughout like this one does. There is just something about the LEGO world and the silliness of it all that entertains like only it can. I hope this is just the beginning of the Batman big screen LEGO features and hope it spawns more big properties to get the same treatment. I have no doubt that this is going to be a fan favorite and will entertain everyone of all ages whether they are a fan of the dark knight or LEGO.
In addition to the fun and laughs of the film, this release includes deleted scenes, trailers, promos, commentary, numerous featurettes and more to add to the fun of this latest DC LEGO adventure. Grab your copy of The LEGO Batman Movie available now on Digital HD and then 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack and DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.