The Lego Batman Movie Review, Is It Worth Watching?

By Kristine Garcia , Updated Feb 09, 2017 06:47 AM EST

“The Lego Movie” was one of the hits of 2015, its sense of humor and self-exploration gave endless boundaries to the possibilities in both story and circumstance. Is the newly released “The Lego Batman Movie” just as good as its predecessor?

IO9 shares a thorough review of the movie in which there is no mercy shown. The first negative aspect of “The Lego Batman Movie” in comparison to “The Lego Movie” is the limited proportions of the world. In “The Lego Movie” there was the possibility to explore Earth, Space, Middle Earth and many, many other locations where “The Lego Batman Movie” is put within the boundaries of Gotham and the DC universe. This gives the opportunity to feature and use multiple different heroes, but the second problem of the movie, the non-stop jokes, breaks it. In the words of The Joker himself “It is all a big joke, this whole world is a joke” and that is where “The Lego Batman Movie” ends up in. In a movie where almost every line is a joke it is impossible to center on the story or characters and this way, the movie loses a lot of flavors.

Newsday shares the more positive features of the movie. The animation is surely improved since what was shown in “The Lego Movie”. The director Chris McKay has managed to bring about a vision in “The Lego Batman Movie” which goes a step above the previous picture. When it comes to the Dark Knight himself, this is considered one of his most truthful representation, which sadly, finds its place in a satirical production. Batman (Will Arnett) is shown as a self-centered, egoistic, spoiled, rich brat and an egoist who does not believe that someone else can also take the spotlight for a second. Both Robin (Michael Cera) and Barbara Gordon (Rosario Dawson) are shown as characters completely capable of dealing with the problems of Gotham, not any less successfully than the Dark Knight himself. When it comes to The Joker (Zach Galifianakis), he is what he always was, a joke. Now the joke is on him, as he is shown as an attention craving whiner, who is ready for anything to keep Batman’s attention if even for a second.

On IMDB “The Lego Batman Movie” has a popularity score of 44 and an overall rating of 8.1/10.
Considering that at the moment of writing 10 user reviews have been submitted and rating has been set by more than 960 people, it is safe to assume that this will be one of the successful motion pictures to be released this month. “The Lego Batman Movie” will be released in cinemas on February 10, 2017.

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