Review: The LEGO Batman Movie

The LEGO Batman Movie

The LEGO Batman Movie

Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Duration: 104 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 17-FEB-2017
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.5 on 5 (Fun Ride not to be missed!)

Plot:
There are big changes brewing in Gotham City, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.

Overall Review:
THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE is a consistently hilarious, smart and actually rather moving animated comedy from the team that brought us THE LEGO MOVIE. Directed by Chris McKay, film stars Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes and Zach Galifianakis.To get the most out of the film, you need to be fan of all BATMAN series (from Michael Keaton to Nolan & Battfleck). The film is loaded with so many Easter eggs that if you Blink, you may miss familiar Batman villains ranging from the 1966 TV series through the modern age of comic books; it has an insane number of Batman-related jokes. The dialogues are lot better than the story structure. The movie is loaded with funny lines, as well as some spot-on commentary about Bruce Wayne’s character flaws and the dysfunctional relationship between not just Batman and his enemies but between Batman and the city of Gotham. The animation is both flawless and eye-catching. Watching this in IMAX shall truly bring the vibrancy of its depth and colour. The voice cast is all spot-on perfect but the real scene-stealer goes to Will Arnett, who reprised his gravel-voiced performance as Bruce Wayne/Batman. Not everything is awesome here, the movie tends to overstretch and it isn’t great as it is hyped. Nevertheless, THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE still remains enjoyable enough as a fun-filled spin-off that should satisfy most general audiences and comic-book enthusiasts.

Performance & Technical Review:
Will Arnett is clearly the star of the film. He’s got the perfect voice to mock Bruce Wayne’s growling as Batman. Michael Cera was perfectly cast as Robin, he ended up stealing a lot of the scenes and Robin’s interactions with Batman were not only funny but strangely emotional. Ralph Fiennes was a good pick as Alfred, this is lighter stuff than you usually see him in but he’s game for it. Rosario Dawson was also great as Barbara Gordon. Barbara is given more development than you would expect as Jim is largely portrayed as a numbskull. Zach Galifianakis turned out to be an excellent Joker.Like The LEGO Movie, the visual style here is reminscent of a child’s building block set come to life. Everything is made of LEGO and looks as though you could make it yourself at home, provided you had access to millions of the little bricks. That’s a vital element of the film’s appeal.

PDF Verdict:
A strong voice cast and impressive visuals certainly make The LEGO Batman Movie stand out from the crowd and makes it fun, exhilarating and irreverent Batman movie. Film is certainly fun for the entire family-containing jokes and entertainment that will apply to all ages at once!

Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.5 on 5 (Fun Ride not to be missed!)
Performance: 4.5 on 5
Script: 3.5 on 5
Music / Background Score: 3.5 on 5
Production Designs: 4 on 5

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