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The LEGO Batman Movie (2017)
Bruce Wayne must not only deal with the criminals of Gotham City, but also the responsibility of raising a boy he adopted.
I’ve seen every Batman movie in theater since 1989. That’s means I’ve suffered through some TERRIBLE ones (please don’t ever watch Batman & Robin, it’s a travesty!) and there’s been some great ones (like all the Christopher Nolan ones). I had heard good things about this one and really if I could make it through Batman V Superman, I knew I had to see this in theater as well and with my 6 year old niece also interested, the three of us went on a busy Sunday.
I loved the first LEGO movie, it had some great surprises, excellent music and was just a ton of fun. I should also add that because the first showing was sold out, we had to see this in 3D. I’ve got my issues with 3D, I think it’s often just a money grab and I thought this was the case here (unless you’re 6, my niece enjoyed the 3D more than I did). This one has a lot of humor, some good music (though not anything really catchy like “Everything is Assume!”) and a good story line. The music was, surprisingly, a lot of Michael Jackson and fit really well.
While I laughed plenty of times, I enjoyed the insight (and change) with the Batman/Bruce Wayne character, I ultimately found this movie too long. I thought it should have ended twice before it actually did. So while it is only an hour and forty-five minutes, I really could have done with 15-20 minutes less.
I’ll add here that Will Arnet does a great, fun, job with Batman. I also have always loved Michael Jackson’s music and I thought using it here was an excellent idea. It is an interesting take on Batman and explores what kind of a person he is. The scenes with the Joker were also a lot of fun. I also appreciate the many (perhaps dozens) of Easter eggs to the Batman comics and the other movies. The movie has an excellent message for kids (and adults) the animation is top notch and it’s a good Batman movie. I just thought it could have been better. I’ll allow that I would have enjoyed it more if I had been in a theater with only adults and I had heard every word. So I’ll give it a 7.5 out of 10. I’ll certainly watch it again on Netflix or on a plane but not in theaters. And yes I’m happy to say I can also recommend this movie to both kids and adults (and of course families). Not sure what my next review will be, you’ll have to wait and see.