The Lego Batman Movie is an animated film directed by Chris McKay and is a spin-off/sequel to The Lego Movie with the story focusing on Batman and his attempt to overcome his greatest fears in order to stop his greatest villain, The Joker. Will Arnett reprises his role of voicing Batman with Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson and Ralph Fiennes also providing voices to The Joker, Robin, Barbara Gordon and Alfred Pennyworth respectively.
My Knowledge and Expectation of The Lego Batman Movie
This film has had a really good marketing campaign which is necessary to let the wider public know about its release. Still, for those who really loved The Lego Movie, this sequel/spin-off has been highly anticipated, especially as it focuses on Batman who, in my opinion, was one of the best things about The Lego Movie. Plus, he is probably the most popular superhero ever and certainly the greatest within DC. Hence, it made sense that the next instalment in the Lego film franchise would be about Batman.
My Thoughts on The Lego Batman Movie
I am really pleased that the franchise went in this direction because The Lego Batman Movie is a really good film that continues the fun-filled nature of The Lego Movie. Truly, the film is enjoyable throughout thanks to a great script full of snappy jokes and clever pop-culture references/call-backs which really do come and go in the blink of an eye. You are never bored while watching The Lego Batman Movie but you can also miss some jokes so you do have to pay attention. Then again, this makes the film really re-watchable as you will pick up on things you missed before when you watch it again.
The animation in The Lego Batman Movie is also tremendous. It is vibrant, gorgeous to look at and makes the film feel really fluid which complements its fast-pacing and just adds to how people of all ages can enjoy this film. The voice work by the cast is great as well. Will Arnett continues where he left off in The Lego Movie as Batman and I thought Ralph Fiennes was a perfect choice as Alfred. Still, the whole cast gave good performances and they had great chemistry.
One thing that I was pleasantly surprised about was how emotional this film was at times. There is a really heartfelt story running throughout this film about overcoming fears and the importance of relationships/family. It really gave The Lego Batman Movie some depth which enhanced a film that I have no major problems with. There are a lot of great things in this film which anyone can appreciate. If you are a fan of The Lego Movie or animation, then you have to see this film while you can because I will be shocked if you do not enjoy it.