The last time a popular side character character got spin-off films, we got lumbered with the last few Pirates of the Caribbean movies. Throw in that the studios previous offering Storks was mediocre at best and you can see how I was worried that even Batman (already pretty overexposed in my book) might find this one film too far.
Through in the fact that again, we have an all star voice cast instead of trained voice actors- some of whom have never voiced an animated film before and a runtime of 100 minutes- which for an animated feature is on the long side (for comparison, Beauty and the Beast runs for a mere 84 minutes) and you can see why I had some concerns before sitting down.
All of which were gone about 30 seconds. Replaced with a different question.
How the hell did the directors get away with this?
Somehow these lunatics got hold of the keys to the DC kingdom and the LEGO brand and millions of dollars to… make…. something wonderful. Anarchic yet touching, a parody full of love, an in depth dissection and analysis of every aspect and incarnation of Batman that still managed to send my audience into hysterics.
The voice acting superb, the animation spot on with so much effort going in to make a world that lives and breathes. The plot (Joker attempting to take over Gotham… again) is merely an excuse upon which the jokes can hang their hats. And if you don’t like the current one, there’s another one along in about two seconds that you will. It moves so fast that there’s no point in focusing on the plot or the awesome songs it features because your going to have to watch it two or three times just to catch every single reference or villain or innuendo.
Better in every single way than Batman Vs Superman or Justice League, The Lego Batman Movie is as amazing as is predecessor and maybe slighter better. It’s mad, fun, anarchy that I cannot recommend highly enough
My Score- If Nothing Else