The Lego Batman Movie takes a more humorous approach to the Batman character but it still maintains the dignity of that character’s legacy. There are a ton of Batman and D.C. references, easter eggs and cameos. The movie also manages to touch on themes such as loneliness, isolation and family drama without ever becoming depressing. I must admit, as a father there were a few touching moments that pulled my heart strings. But don’t worry, the movie is packed with epic Lego-Action as well as a ton of laughs.
“Riddle me this! What just happened?”
The voice cast does a great job here: Will Arnett, of course is hilarious as impeccably cocky Lego Batman. Michael Cera is surprisingly endearing as LegoRobin. Rosario Dawson is once again, the voice of reason and charming as LegoBarbara Gordon/Lego Batgirl. Ralph Fiennes as LegoAlfred had a warmth to him. Many of the villians and cameos were wonderfully voiced, such as Conan O’ Brien as The Lego Riddler, Hector Elizondo as Lego Commissioner Gordon and way too many more to name here. One voice I was excited for was Billy Dee Williams as LegoTwo-Face, I wish there was more of him! In my opinion, Zach Galifianakis did a great job as The Lego Joker. I really enjoyed his evil, yet emotionally fragile take on the character.
“I saved the city again. It was off the chain. Anyway, I should probably have some grub.”
The movie is full of humor and heart, it has a ton of surprises and even manages to poke fun at itself while even taking a few jabs at Marvel. And even though I’m a huge Marvel fan, I love D.C. too, and it was pretty great seeing the friendly competition. I definitely recommended this movie!