The Lego Batman Movie

{5/5} “Gotham tower, this is MacGuffin Airlines flight 1138. We are transporting 11 million sticks of dynamite, 17 000 pounds of C4, about 150 cute little classic bomb-type bombs, and two best friends. Request permission to fly over the most crime-ridden city in the world, over.”

The Lego Batman Movie, released in 2017

Batman defeats his enemies because he’s always one step ahead. He has the admiration of everyone in Gotham City. But at home he’s lonely. When the Joker surrenders, and forces all the other villains to surrender, Batman doesn’t know what to do with his life. Then an orphan named Dick Grayson comes along.

This is a spinoff of The Lego Movie. As in that movie, they do a great job of making use of the fact that everything looks like Lego.

It’s exciting and clever. It’s also hilarious. There are fun references to other Batman movies, as well as Gremlins, The Lord of the Rings, The Wizard of Oz, and King Kong.

Amidst all the wackiness there’s a nice message about family.

Stars the voices of Will Arnett, Michael Cera, and Ralph Fiennes. Directed by Chris McKay (Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III). The delightful music is by Lorne Balfe.

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