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The Lego Batman Movie is an animated movie produced by Warner Bros Animation Group and DC Entertainment. Said to be the spin-off of The Lego Movie (2014), this movie is focusing on our beloved superhero, Batman. In this movie, Batman (Will Arnett) is trying to stop Joker (Zach Galifianakis) from destroying Gotham City, while struggling with his inner conscience whether he needs to build relationship with other people or not. Later, he hurts Joker’s feeling with telling him he means nothing, not even an arch-enemy. This is sending Joker to plot a worse vengeance, with releasing the world’s most popular villains from the Phantom Zone. While Joker is plotting his revenge, Batman is still battling himself to build new relationship with the new Gotham Police Commissioner Barbara “Batgirl” Gordon (Rosario Dawson), his new adopted son Richard (or Dick) “Robin” Grayson (Michael Cera) and his loyal and tireless butler Alfred Pennyworth (Ralph Fiennes).
8.9/10. I want to ask you, what is your best Batman adaptation movie? Whatever your answer is, this movie would be your second favorite. My favorite so far is still The Dark Knight (2008), followed by its prequel The Batman Begins (2005). Suddenly, this movie came out and became my second favorite Batman movie. This movie is maybe dedicated for young children, but for me, this movie has a deeper message for the parents, especially fathers. This is the first movie which where I saw that Superhero’s background story has logic reasoning for what they’re doing, other than saving the world. You can now understand why Batman has commitment issue, haha.
This movie, though it dubbed as a collaboration with DC where almost all DC superhero and Batman’s enemies are brought up here, has featured some other Lego characters like Lord Voldemort (that seems to only know how to spell Wingardium Leviosa and Accio, while the actual Voldy would surely use Avada Kedavra or Crucio), Sauron (that almost just has lava and do nothing without his army of orcs and Nazgul), King Kong, Dracula and many more. The characters are quite abundant, some of them are just a cameo like Superman (Channing Tatum), Green Lantern (Jonah Hill) and the other DC superheroes, but somehow they are helping to build the convincing environment to the main plot. The hilarious interactions between the awkwardly unsociable Batman with the other characters have also made this movie more enjoyable to watch.
So for me, this movie is finally a better and entertaining Batman movie after the gullible Batman vs Superman last year. Enjoy this movie with your children, laugh at all of its histerical jokes, and feel the message it wants to tell you on how you put your arrogance aside and start building a better relationships with people who cares about you.