[Movie Review] – The Lego Batman
Every major article starts with a thoughtful opening statement, followed by mind boggling context that nobody comprehends and yet people are mesmerised by it. If you’re wondering where I’m going with this I suggest you watch the opening credits of the movie very carefully.
The animation industry has been taken over by a storm ever since Lego & WB (Warner Bros.) joined hands and said, “we’ll make a Lego movie every year”. Riding the coattails of the ever so successful “The Lego Movie”, on Valentine’s Day we were gifted “The Lego Batman”. A Batman movie that doesn’t take itself seriously and yet is probably the best Batman movie to date. Packed with Action, Comedy, Romance (a weird one at that) & a 4th wall breaking Batman (someone’s been reading their Deadpool) the movie showcases the fun side of a normally dark and brooding character.
The story is the usual, “Batman is awesome” and “he kicks butt” and “looks cool while doing it”. But the best part of the movie is the “Hate Love Story” of Batman & Joker. The plot is brilliantly disguised as a love story, with Joker trying to convince Batman to say the three magical words, but it’s actually a hate story and those words are “I Hate you”.
You also get to see Batman be Bat-Dad when he unexpectedly adopts Robin but is eventually proud when Robin’s training is complete. Batman was really proud of himself if you were confused.
With several nods to his predecessors, the movie takes you on a nostalgic ride. If you were a fan of the Adam West batman, you’ll get to see his iconic Dance moves.
You’ll also get to see the Dynamic Duo fighting together, hitting the bad guys so hard that words describe the impact.
If you’re a fan of George Clooney Batman you’ll get to see errrr …. ummmm …. these ……
WB has also used it’s other properties really well in the movie. With the likes of Voldemort, King Kong, Gremlins and other such iconic “Super Villians” are seen recruited by the Joker to bring down the Batman.
All in all, it’s a great entertainer, with a lot of nods and digs at various other production houses, we won’t say who but it’s Marvel-ous.
Men of Comics Ratings: (4 / 5)
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