Movie Review: ‘The Lego Batman’ Movie, What’s Not to Love?
Everything just got awesome, especially when you are turned into a LEGO! Warner Bros releases their new movie this weekend, a new DC Comics superhero adaptation that has the total package from a sense of humor (literally from start to finish), fun and bright, and is a family-friendly vibe. The LEGO Batman Movie is the first sequel to 2014's The LEGO Movie, where everything was awesome and hopes to continue it’s franchise's success. I got to check out the movie last night and let's just say that we were all cracking up from the beginning, literally from the opening credit scenes. You can keep reading below ... promise, there are no spoilers.
Let me set the stage for you: LEGO Batman is a self-centered, obsessed with his own fame and reputation, self-delusional with regards to his influence on Gotham City and to the Justice League, incapable of expressing vulnerability and emotional connections to other people, rude, overall emotionless, and shamefully opportunistic. He's is also talented, tough, resourceful, saves the city against all odds, heroic, willing to risk his own life on a daily basis to rescue and protect Gotham City, and harboring suppressed trauma that causes him to push away anyone he cares about because he's afraid of reliving the pain he experienced when he lost his parents. Heavy stuff for a cartoon LEGO guy. That's the hardest trick The LEGO Batman Movie pulls off, and that is its ultimate success, everything I'm talking about here, manages to tell us this emotional story, but by making us crack up laughing almost the entire time.
Director Chris McKay did a fabulous job with both the action and the characterizations. Will Arnett's Batman voice will fast become fan's favorite (sorry to the real-life Batman movies) and he is just one of the many stars who deliver great performances. Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Zoë Kravitz, Conan O'Brien, Dilly Dee Williams, and Jenny Slate are among the large cast.
My point of view: Visually, The LEGO Batman Movie is every bit as dynamic as The LEGO Movie, except the cast of characters and world are, if you can imagine ... are even more colorful and outrageous than the first movie. Every frame is full of eye-candy sights, and when the endless parade of villains make their way onto the screen, lifelong fans of movies genres will recognize some of their favorite movies characters (not necessarily ones that are a part of the DC Comics Universe).
The LEGO Batman Movie's moral to the story is about needing other people, growing from our willingness to take risks and be vulnerable, and learning how we compliment one another's strengths to become stronger together in which I LOVE!
All in all: A visual treat that's terrific fun for the whole family, The LEGO Batman Movie is so silly and wildly hysterical, but also in an unexpectedly and remarkably emotionally perspective. I would definitely recommend watching this movie to get a ton of laughs. PEW! PEW! PEW!
4 out of 5 stars from @myeverydaylifestyle