The LEGO® Batman Movie Review
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This afternoon we saw The LEGO® Batman Movie. It builds on the success of 2014’s The LEGO® Movie, with a focus just on Batman. The movie is showing in 2D, 3D, and IMAX. We opted for a 3D showing since it fit our schedule the best.
The LEGO® Batman Movie Review
We all enjoyed The LEGO® Batman Movie. I liked how the movie was fully submersed in the world of LEGO. This movie takes place entirely in the world of LEGO®, there is no live action as in The LEGO® Movie. The sound effects sound just like they would if a kid was playing with their LEGO. As the owner of many LEGO sets, I loved seeing some of the obscure pieces that we have – lobsters, bombs, fire flames, etc – on the big screen.
My daughter liked that it wasn’t just DC Characters. It included other famous villains like Voldemort (Harry Potter), Daleks (Doctor Who), Eye of Sauron (Lord of the Rings), Wicked Witch of the West and her Flying Monkeys (Wizard of Oz), and King Kong. Interestingly Ralph Fiennes who played Voldemort in the Harry Potter series voices Alfred in The LEGO® Batman Movie. He does not pull double duty as the voice of Voldemort. Instead, Eddie Izzard provides the voice of Voldemort in this movie.
The LEGO® Batman Movie provides a fresh take on the Batman story. They make sure to hit on the highlights – Batman, Robin, Commissioner Gordon, Joker, Riddler, Penguin, Poison Ivy, Catwoman, and more. I was a little disappointed that there was not a larger role for the other members of the Justice League.
The movie is sure to appeal to both kids and adults. There are plenty of one-liners to appeal to the adults that the kids probably won’t recognize.
The LEGO® Batman Movie Trailer
Watch The LEGO® Batman Movie Trailer below:
About The LEGO® Batman Movie
From Warner Bros.:
In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The LEGO® Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble—LEGO® Batman—stars in his own big-screen adventure.
But there are big changes brewing in Gotham City, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.
Will Arnett reprises his starring role from “The LEGO Movie” as the voice of LEGO Batman, aka Bruce Wayne. Zach Galifianakis (the “Hangover” films, “Muppets Most Wanted”) stars as The Joker; Michael Cera (TV’s “Arrested Development”) as the orphan Dick Grayson; Rosario Dawson (TV’s “Daredevil”) as Barbara Gordon; and Ralph Fiennes (the “Harry Potter” films) as Alfred.
“The LEGO Batman Movie” is directed by Chris McKay, and produced by Dan Lin, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Roy Lee, who worked together on “The LEGO Movie.” Jill Wilfert, Matthew Ashton, Will Allegra and Brad Lewis serve as executive producers. The screenplay is by Seth Grahame-Smith and Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers and Jared Stern & John Whittington, story by Seth Grahame-Smith, based on LEGO Construction Toys and based on characters from DC. Batman was created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger; Superman was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.
Production designer Grant Freckelton and editor David Burrows also return from “The LEGO Movie,” joined by editors Matt Villa, and John Venzon. The music is composed by Lorne Balfe. Feature animation is by Animal Logic.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and Warner Animation Group, in association with LEGO System A/S, a Lin Pictures / Lord Miller / Vertigo Entertainment production, “The LEGO Batman Movie” will open in theaters in 3D, 2D and IMAX. It will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
This film is rated PG for rude humor and some action.
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