Finally a seriously awesome Lego movie.
Since The Lego Movie was (surprisingly) a huge hit, it wasn’t a shock when they decided to do another one. Thank fuck for the second instalment, they choose to go with a story centred on the only good character that graced the sleazefest of the first movie: Batman.
When you think about that this flick is directed by the dude that did a fuck load of Robot Chicken, it's amazing how child friendly The Lego Batman Movie turned out to be – there are a few jokes that are meant for a more mature audience but it’s ok, your little kids won't get them!
The story was written by Seth Grahame-Smith, the man who’s working on the Beetlejuice 2 screenplay – yup, that is really happening! YAY! But he is also producing the new IT – how dare you funding that blasphemy!? BOOO! [Edit: this last bit was written before Andy Muschietti's IT came out - now that I've seen IT, I absolutely LOVE IT!]
The main storyline of The Lego Batman Movie is the love/hate bromance between the Dark Knight and Joker. Who are surrounded by a super cast that got paid mainly just to read a couple of lines, which include the awesomely too crazy to be real, but they are indeed, bad guys (like The Eraser and Kite Man that believe it or not, are not just made up for a laugh but they are real Batman nemesis that appeared respectively for the first time in the issue #188 and #133) from all over the Hollywood world, and equally entertaining good guys especially Robin and Alfred.
There are a lot of top action scenes (what I like the most about them is the fact that every time a gun is shot the character goes ‘pew pew’ - I told you before I'm very childish!) and catchy songs, like the rehash of the original theme tune. Get ready to laugh right from the very beginning, I mean even before the movie actually starts.
What you will notice even if you are like me and not a comic nerd, are the references to every single Batman movie ever, the original TV series and pretty much every other DC comic book that made the big screen... Even a stab or 2 to stupid Suicide Squad. Nice!
I really liked that they made the computer animation have that stop motion feel to it, how they used the real Lego pieces like flames and how they made it feel like you were watching kids at play with their bricks.
But the real reason why everybody can’t help but enjoy this, is because it's so stupidly entertaining! The story is well done, the characters are all great and voiced to perfection by so many beloved actors and comedians and even the director Chris McKay had a cameo, but only for Batman's crazy laugh.
Written by Mags.