The Lego Batman Movie
“The Lego Batman Movie” was something that I’ve been eyeing for a while. Having really loved “The Lego Movie” (not to mention a lifelong affection to the plastic blocks the movie is based around) and being a big Batman fan, I was more than ready to fall in love with the cinematic union of these two beloved entities.
The Movie starts out fast. The opening credits had a very PG “Deadpool” feel to them, a great way to set the tone for Will Arnett’s Batman. The first 10 minutes were jammed packed with incredible cameo (Aaron Eckhart’s got nothing on Billy D.) and surprisingly entertaining action sequence. You couldn’t help but to sit back and enjoy.
Like it’s predecessor, the film was stuffed full of great cameos voiced by famous actors. From Billy D Williams take on Two-Face to Channing Tatum’s Superman, these performances and castings gave us a glimpse into what the DCEU could have been. These cameos were so good that I found myself wanting more from these characters throughout the movie.
Unlike the feeling of opening a fresh box of Legos, the film wasn’t perfect. The story and energy falls a bit flat in the middle as it tries to get more serious to move the plot along. This is compounded by two adequate supporting roles of Barbara Gordon (Rosario Dawson) and Alfred (Ralph Fiennes). Thankfully, Michael Cera’s hilarious take on Robin and continues Lego action keep it moving and into a tremendous 3rd act.
If you can’t tell yet, this is my first EVER movie review… Ok that self-awareness might not work here but had to throw that in because this movie knew exactly what it was. One of its best qualities was its self-awareness. It didn’t try to be something bigger or deeper. It embraced the fan servicing, self-deprecating, toy sale generating film that it knew it was and it worked.
So, you should see this movie if…
- You have dressed up as the Caped Crusade or built a Lego town as a Kid
- You have to entertain a single digit kid
- You want to watch a high energy, fun film filled with movie nostalgia, cleaver humor, and Lego action.