Director : Chris McKay
Producer : Dan Lin and Roy Lee
Cast : Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes
Genre : Animation/Comedy
Release Date : 9 February, 2017
Music Director : Lorne Balfe
Awesome-o-metre : 7.5/10
Revue of THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE
Following the success of The Lego Movie, someone at the studio (wisely) thought of doing a Lego Batman spinoff. In this animated feature, Batman (Will Arnett) in his crusading campaign in the Gotham is pitched against his greatest enemy – himself and oh, he also faced The Joker! Everyone knows the Dark Knight works alone but he comes to an emotional crossroad when he (inadvertently) adopts a son.
Will Arnett as Batman is the most hilarious and outrageous character you will see in a long time. His self-assured and arrogant nature was funny but sweet. He could not understand the need for family or relaxation when there were villains to take on, so you can imagine his discomfort when there were no villains to tackle and he could now appreciate how empty his life was. It was pretty sad seeing our favorite masked crusader looking all vulnerable and lonely, but that is the life he chose.
My favorite scene was where the Justice League were throwing a party and somehow “forgot” to invite batman. Funny enough, that’s how it happens in real life when you are engrossed in your job or marriage or stuff like that, those guys (friends and family) who you hung out with regularly start chilling without you and you suddenly find out you have no one in your life.
Everyone comes to that point in life where we find out that we can’t go alone and we need someone to rely on. How we handle this particularly sensitive episode is very important. We must be sure that the person we are inviting into our lives is not there to kick us at our lowest but is there to help us get through our challenges.
Surprisingly, The Joker wasn’t the pivotal villain, although you can be sure that he attempted to take on Batman (and failed). Zach Galifianakis did a great job as Joker who was oh so sarcastic Ralph Fiennes as Alfred Pennyworth Batman’s butler was hilarious.
The Lego Movie was awesome…but The Lego Batman was awesomER, so it earns 7.5/10 on my awesome-o-metre.
Have a great day today!