It seems as though the cinematic path of the LEGO franchise is going full speed ahead with The Lego Batman Movie. I’m guessing after the success of Lego Batman in The Lego Movie, the makers officially teamed up with DC to make another film featuring the plastic caped crusader. Despite being a family-friendly spoof kiddy film, I have to say that The Lego Batman Movie was pretty awesome, there’s plenty of clever lines and quips to satisfy even the bigger kids in the audience.
The Verdict on The Lego Batman Movie
Overall it’s a pretty easy going movie with all the chuckles and laughs you would expect from what is essentially a kid’s movie. There’s plenty of lines for Batman fans to enjoy with the Joker promising this evil plot to be ‘better than the one with the two boats’ and Batman snorting at the idea of ‘making criminals fight the criminals’ – glad the low opinion of Suicide Squad does fizzle into alternate universes! There were certainly a few clever lines dotted in the film that superhero aficionados will certainly appreciate! It’s probably one of the most accurate commentaries and representations of Batman that we will ever see on a movie screen.
Lego did stay true to its roots with the full Lego construction feel, as well as the ‘master-builder’ idea. They seem to be forming their own little niche genre of film, which mirrors the way you can get LEGO versions of a huge amount of video games. The comedy spoof theme makes for some fun stories. I think The Lego Batman Movie demonstrates how literally anything can come into its own when unleashed into its own Lego universe. I think there will be more opportunities to see more of our favourite pop culture characters enter the famous yellow-figure form.
Anything Is Possible in Lego
I think the bizarre and random nature of the Lego films is certainly their strong-suit. The broad range of licensing rights of this toy franchise means some of the most random characters can be brought together. I mean, where else would you see The Joker team up with Lord Voldemort, King Kong, Daleks, The Eye of Sauron and a bunch of Gremlins? The expansive Lego universe makes it happen and it somehow works! It sets up the Lego film universe to be a place where anything is possible, which I suppose is the overriding feeling that LEGO wants us to have when we pick up those famous plastic bricks.
Another thing that was pretty impressive was the voice cast behind the film. As well as Will Arnett returning as Batman, there’s also Ralph Fiennes, Michael Cera, Channing Tatum, Rosario Dawson, Jonah Hill, Zach Galifianakis, Jenny Slate – the list goes on! Huge names took the most minor of roles, which shows how big the Lego film universe is becoming.
Worth Heading To The Cinema For?
I would say if you loved The Lego Movie, then you’re certainly going to love The Lego Batman Movie. Taken literally out of the same mould as the first film, I think it’s a must-watch for Lego film fans. Kids will probably love it, and there’s certainly something for the parents there too. It’s probably one where the parents will tag along and end up enjoying it more than the kids!
Will you be watching The Lego Batman Movie anytime soon? What did you think if you’ve already seen the Dark Knight himself in action? Let me know in the comments below.