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Movie Review: The Lego Batman Movie – Why so serious?

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  • Action, Animation
  • Chris McKay
  • Will Arnett Ralph Fiennes Rosaria Dawson Zack Galfianiakis Michael Cera
  • DVD
  • DVD, Bluray
  • 2 months ago
Being Batman is serious business. You need the money, lots of money. More importantly, everything needs to be black. You can’t use any shade of black, it has to be pitch black, the kind of black you need to blend in even in daylight. Then you have to beat the bad guys, every one of them, with your bare fists. If they’re nice to you punch them anyway. Don’t trust them. That’s what Batman does. Nobody has better abs than Batman, without a 9-pack, you’re nothing. If you’re reading this, you’re not Batman. And, if you haven’t read Fame’s Lego Batman review by now you’ll never be Batman, no matter how much black latex you wear. Come to think of it, nobody will be Batman. Ever.
Yes, that pretty much describes Lego Batman. A movie designed to entertain the more immature people among us. Does that include me, a 31-year old? Yes! Erm, maybe, because Lego movies are for kids okay. Right, enough nonsense, Lego Batman is is a great film and I’d suggest you take a look at it if you haven’t. The humour is utterly childish. Everything from the animations, sound effects (pew! pew! pew!) to the method of storytelling are for kids (or the child inside you). Think of Lego Batman as the least serious movie you’ll enjoy this year, and one of the best.
We received a copy of the Lego Batman DVD for review, and it was a blast from start to finish. It begins with a bang and slows down for a few minutes before picking up again. The lighting is brilliant, faux-stop-motion animation a perfect fit and humour suitable for everyone. Every villain’s cameo had some form of satire, from the mockery of Chris Nolan’s Bane to the “gifted” Killer Croc – the level of fan service in this movie borders on fanatical. It ends in the most unexpected, touching way – and sits up there with the best Batman movies ever made.
As for the extras, you’ll get One Brick at a Time: Making The Lego Batman Movie. A 15-minute mini-documentary on the movie itself, has interviews and insights from the stars and contributors to Lego Batman. Chris Mckay, Will Arnett, Rosaria Dawson, Michael Cera and Zack Galfianakis all feature here along with some of the key producers of the film. For a short piece of film, there isn’t much to geek out at but there were some great shots of what the movie’s creators used. The short documentary also showed how complex and iterative the making of Lego Batman was, and how much work filmmakers do to produce just over one and a half hours worth of entertainment.
Lego Batman is a great movie and worth keeping if you’ve got kids or if you’re a fan alike. It’s a great mood lifter with plenty of kicks in-between. Don’t expect any seriousness from the caped crusador, though. I found it a little odd there was no blooper reel or deleted scenes included on the DVD. Still, The Lego Batman Movie a great buy, and well worth owning.
Being Batman is serious business. You need the money, lots of money. More importantly, everything needs to be black. You can't use any shade of black, it has to be pitch black, the kind of black you need to blend in even in daylight. Then you have to beat the bad guys, every one of them, with your bare fists. If they're nice to you punch them anyway. Don't trust them. That's what Batman does. Nobody has better abs than Batman, without a 9-pack, you're nothing. If you're reading this, you're not Batman. And, if you haven't read Fame's Lego Batman review by now you'll never be Batman, no matter how much black latex you wear. Come to think of it, nobody will be Batman. Ever. Yes, that pretty much describes Lego Batman. A movie designed to entertain the more immature people among us. Does that include me, a 31-year old? Yes! Erm, maybe, because Lego movies are for kids okay. Right, enough nonsense, Lego Batman is is a great film and I'd suggest you take a look at it if you haven't. The humour is utterly childish. Everything from the animations, sound effects (pew! pew! pew!) to the method of storytelling are for kids (or the child inside you). Think of Lego Batman as the least serious movie you'll enjoy this year, and one of the best. We received a copy of the Lego Batman DVD for review, and it was a blast from start to finish. It begins with a bang and slows down for a few minutes before picking up again. The lighting is brilliant, faux-stop-motion animation a perfect fit and humour suitable for everyone. Every villain's cameo had some form of satire, from the mockery of Chris Nolan's Bane to the "gifted" Killer Croc - the level of fan service in this movie borders on fanatical. It ends in the most unexpected, touching way - and sits up there with the best Batman movies ever made. As for the extras, you'll get One Brick at a Time: Making The Lego Batman Movie. A 15-minute mini-documentary on the movie itself, has interviews and insights from the stars and contributors to Lego Batman. Chris Mckay, Will Arnett, Rosaria Dawson, Michael Cera and Zack Galfianakis all feature here along with some of the key producers of the film. For a short piece of film, there isn't much to geek out at but there were some great shots of what the movie's creators used. The short documentary also showed how complex and iterative the making of Lego Batman was, and how much work filmmakers do to produce just over one and a half hours worth of entertainment. Lego Batman is a great movie and worth keeping if you've got kids or if you're a fan alike. It's a great mood lifter with plenty of kicks in-between. Don't expect any seriousness from the caped crusador, though. I found it a little odd there was no blooper reel or deleted scenes included…
Original Film Score - 8
Extra Features Score - 8

8

Lego Batman is a hilarious take on a dead serious character which succeeds on so many fronts one can forgive the lack of deleted scenes on the DVD, but ultimately loses out because of it.

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