I feel it apt to start this article with a tweet I made.
That tweet was this:
— Jordan (@Xenojay) March 28, 2017
That is straight-up how I felt after watching the film.
And I enjoyed Batman V Superman!
But boy oh boy…The Lego Batman Movie just does it all so, so well…
There are big changes brewing in Gotham, but if Batman (Will Arnett) wants to save the city from the Joker’s (Zach Galifianakis) hostile takeover, he may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.
Maybe his superhero sidekick Robin (Michael Cera) and loyal butler Alfred (Ralph Fiennes) can show him a thing or two.
Opening with a voice-over dictating the direction of the visuals and film, The Lego Batman Movie is an implicit love-letter to the the ridiculous sides of Bat-Lore.
Offering a look at the completely bat-shit crazy gallery that is Batman’s rogues (including the oft-overlooked Condiment King!) through to his relationship with The Joker, the film is impressive in its confidence in dealing with the weird.
The cast are stellar in the way they present their characters, with Arnett‘s performance in The Lego Movie proving successful enough for his character to receive the first Lego spin-off.
Galifianakis with his classic tone brings an uneasy Joker to life, with Cera‘s dynamic pitch creating a hilarious Robin.
Not breaking apart an already working formula, with the animation and comedy that created the success of The Lego Movie returning, the biggest flaw of the film is the run-time.
Coming in a little over 2 hours is pushing it, even for live-action films, but it does enough to keep bums in seat entertained the majority of the time.
This is one of those films that make you go “Wow…they’ve got a formula that really works and is gonna earn some cash…”.
And I’m not really mad at that.
Just give me more LEGO MOVIES! (also, go and watch THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE it's really damn good)