The Lego Batman Movie
Ok so I have to give it to the Batman Franchise and well DC for let Lego take a crack at this parody. With the merciless of mocking it took back in 2014 with the original Lego Movie it was a gutsy call, but all I have to say is BRAVO!!!
This film is going to be an instant classic. Will Arnett did an amazing job as the voice of the humorless Dark Knight that is presented in the film. The character in the film is a a self-regarding loner, who imagines himself as a brilliant know it all that prefers to work solo. The entire premise of the film is the “Batman doesn’t do ‘ships” (Relationships) as he tells a devastated Joker who thinks of himself as Batman’s only reason for existence.
Of course his solitude will be challenged when he inadvertently adopts and orphan kid (future Robin) who he sees only as an expendable pest. This film is full of one-liners, in-jokes, and meta-references, along with poking fun of the Dark Knight through the ages as an example given by Alfred of how he as been in similar personal crises before. The Lego Batman does push the envelope at times with some of it satire and jokes, but it manages to stay away from Team America type of humor.
This film is built for its audience, and of course it is a live action moving talking behemoth, all that it needed was a merch table outside of the theater. In any case, whether you are a Batman fan, a Lego fan, an animation fan this film delivers in every way and does it while making fun of it’s self.
Animatin, Action, Adventure.
Warner Bro, DC