The Lego Batman Movie is a 2017 3D computer-animated superhero comedy film, directed by Chris McKay, written by Seth Grahame-Smith, Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Jared Stern and John Whittington, with Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the writers and directors of The Lego Movie, serving as its producers. The film, an international co-production of the United States, Australia and Denmark, is a spin-off installment of The Lego Movie, with its story focusing on the DC Comics character Batman as he attempts to overcome his greatest fear to stop the Joker’s latest plan. While Will Arnett reprises his role as Batman for the film, the other major characters were voiced by Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson and Ralph Fiennes. The Lego Batman Movie is both the third feature film to be produced by Warner Animation Group and the second to be based on Lego properties.
The best thing about this movie is the opening sequence where Batman takes down the Joker. Its fast, fun and smart. Unfortunately this movie wants to send a message; Batman is all alone in his bat-cave (well, there is Alfred). So he gets an annoying kid that thinks he is like batman.
Then there is Barbara (Babs) Gordon who becomes the love interest. Then there is the whole second act devoted to emotions (yuck) before a final act that brings back the action. It’s fun and funny, just not as good as the original movie.
Coming up……. The Lego Ninjago Movie