Isn’t it incredibly ironic that the greatest Batman movie to date is also a Lego Movie?
After the immense success of The Lego Movie (2014) people were thrilled when Lego Batman was going to have his own film. Will Arnett returns as one of the best versions of Batman and with him is Ralph Fiennes as Alfred. Rosario Dawson as Barbara Gordon and Zach Galifanakis as The Joker.
So the plot. Joker gets pissed when Batman refuses to tell him that The Joker is his greatest villain so he puts up a plan. Batman steals Supermans Phantom Zone Projector to banish The Joker into The Phantom Zone where Joker recruits Voldemort, Sauron, The Wicked Witch of the West and Daleks from Doctor Who (Nicknamed British Space Aliens) to help him with his master plan.
Yeah there are alot of pop culture referances in this movie and what they did good in The Lego Movie, they do better here. The movie is quite frankly incredible and will keep anyone laughing for a good time.
Batman refuses to let anyone help him out and he is portrayed as the lone wolf protector of Gotham City. He has a huge ego and a big love for himself and the chemistry between BAtman and The Joker, or Batman and Robin throughout the film is incredibly funny.
They really went all out in the production of this film. Among the villains we get to see is Calendar Man and The Condiment King. Two of the dumbest villains to date. References from every previous Batman movie to date is also present and it was a delight to hear Billy Dee Williams return as Harvey Dent (Two Face) from Tim Burtons Batman from 1989.
The animation is done by a studio called Animal Logic and what a job they have done. Animal Logic manages to make a movie that is pleasing to look at with use of some spectacular visual effects. Also it is Lego so that is pretty damn charming already.
The music is done by Lorne Balfe who also did Ghost in the Shell and with the help of Red Hot Chili Peppers Drummer they have managed to make quite the amazing score. An old 80s song here and there always helps to capture the comedic essence of a movie like this.
There has been problems with DC Superheroes in movies. With the not very good Batman V Superman and Man Of Steel it is a highlight to see this Lego Movie turn out so good, and the great portrayal Channing Tatum does as Superman maybe shows that we need a Lego DC movieverse soon.
In the end. The Lego Batman Movie is a moving tale of a man who has lost parts of himself and tries to recover it. When we look away from the lame jokes many many many pop culture referances and fantastic humour there is a touching tale in the bottom here. Batmans quests for a family and the way he assembles as a character truly makes it the best Batman movie made to date.