- Chris McKay
- Warner Bro
- Will Arnett, Micheal Cera, Rosario Dawson, Zach Galifianakis
- Ster Kinekor
- Cinema (3D)
- Cinema (3D)
The first superhero movie of 2017 made a landing this weekend, and what a landing it was. All the clever marketing has finally paid off. We know it will do wonders with sales, but how was the movie? Really?
The Dark Side
The movie is a fun roller coaster ride that that has you ripping in stitches in one moment and holding back the flood gates the next. Let’s me frank here, this isn’t your typical Batman flick. This isn’t your typical Batman to be honest and that’s a good thing.
Like its predecessor the animation is vibrant and brings the Lego world to life then fills that world with characters which are just as colourful. It’s like Lobster Thermidor for the soul. For me the breakout star is Robin, whose innocence results in big comedic payoffs. The relationship of Batman and Robin is at the very heart and centre of this movie but a Batman movie without Joker is never really a Batman flick, and the clown prince is a major player here too.
This is a movie for all ages, a fun escapism that gives us a glimpse into a day in the lifer on a very lighter version on our dark knight. (see what I did there)
Not So Dark Side
The movie does have some dry moments in which the Bat puns feel forced.Misses the opportunity to use Mark Hamill as the voice of the Joker. Look I am not saying Zack was bad, I am saying Mark would have been better.
While the movie is excellent, the best scenes have already been given away by the trailers.
Which Side of Two-Faces coin does the movie rest?
The movie is clearly a winner, but its hard to make a Batman movie that is bad (and for that Joel we applaud you). I hope there is a sequel and it’s small short coming are addressed.
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