Review of 'The Lego Batman Movie'

lego_batman.jpg Following his star turn in The Lego Movie, LEGO Batman gets his own movie.

Batman (Will Arnett) is facing loneliness as the caped crusader. The Joker (Zach Galifianakis), feeling unloved and unappreciated by the hero in black, gathers together an army to face him down. Dick Grayson (Michael Cera) is a clingy and ebullient young orphan adopted by Alfred (Ralph Fiennes) in the hope of bringing Batman out of his slump. The former police commission Jim Gordon's (Hector Elizondo) enthusiastic daughter Barbara (Rosario Dawson) is now chief of police. Batman will have to learn get over his lone vigilantism and pride and accept the help of Dick, in the guise of “Robin”, and Barbara, as “Batgirl”, in order to defeat the Joker's army and save Gotham.

Not as fun as the original Lego Movie but it is still quite amusing, full of well written, fast-paced dialogue. It never takes itself too seriously. The pace is initially quite slow but it does build up to a suitable finale.

Rating: “It is OK but I have some issues”

Review Date: 2017-09-21

Directed by: Chris McKay

Studio: DC Entertainment

Year: 2017

Length: 104 minutes

Genre: Animation

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