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Lego Batman Movie Review – and behind the scenes fun.

April 2, 2017

Lego Batman Movie Review

 

Synopsis

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The LEGO® Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – LEGO Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.

Batman is so good at defeating evil, that the townspeople of Gotham don’t even worry when Joker and his gang of super villains attempt to blow up the city. The Joker believes that he and Batman need each other. Batman rebuffs this notion much to the Joker’s disappointment. The new police commissioner, Barbara Gordon also believes that Batman and the police need each other and should be working together. Even Alfred, Bruce Wayne’s butler, tries to convince Batman that he’d be better off opening up to others – starting with the orphan boy he inadvertently adopted (Dick Grayson, who becomes Robin).

But Batman works alone.

The Joker comes up with his greatest plan to get back at Batman and rule Gotham City. Batman may be forced to accept that working as a team with Commissioner Gordon, Robin, and Alfred is the best way to defeat him.

The Lego Batman Movie is a non-stop bombardment of inside jokes, nods, winks and tributes. There are several references to past Batman movies, and even to the TV series and its use of onomatopoeia in colorful comic balloons (i.e. “Bam!” “Pow!”).

Both kids and adults will love this movie.  There are some jokes that will go way over the heads of children, but the movie is truly entertaining for all ages.  My five-year-old son laughed throughout the movie.  There were so many parts he kept talking about after the movie, and he especially liked when Robin made an adjustment to his super hero costume.

I look forward to seeing this movie again to catch all the jokes I know I missed (I’ll probably need a few more viewings to accomplish this).

The LEGO Batman Movie had big shoes to fill.  It does so well and truly, and the result is a laugh-a-second classic that the whole family will enjoy.

 

 

 

I made a behind the scenes vlog type video of our morning at the Lego Movie Media Preview.

 

Here is The Lego Batman Movie Trailer

 

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