The LEGO Batman Movie Review
Rating :- 4/5 Reviewed by: Reza Noorani Site: TimesOfIndia
Well before the opening credits, The LEGO Batman Movie starts taking pot-shots at the superhero genre, the studios, the audience and even the generic way most movies begin – it’s meta that way. The movie starts three years after Batman saved the Lego Universe, with the caped crusader brooding and fighting villains. When he tells The Joker that he isn’t his biggest arch-enemy, the super-villain gets super-cheesed off and plans the biggest revenge on Batman. And yes, there is a song and dance number at the end, which still continues to mock the brawny superhero and the genre he represents.
Rating :- 4/5 Reviewed by: Rohan Naahar Site: HindustanTimes
It was supposed to be nothing more than a nerdy diversion, a gravelly-voiced filler starring Will Arnett before the main, Affleck-shaped attraction. Like its predecessor, the unlikeliest hit of 2014, The Lego Movie, this one too comes with the heavy baggage that makes it seem like a cold-hearted cash grab, a shameless attempt to sell more toys to unsuspecting kids. Its plot works on some surprisingly complex levels, seemingly playing to several different audiences at once. It’s dazzling, witty and self-deprecating. It’s Batman.
Rating :- 2.5/5 Reviewed by: Susan Wloszczyna Site: RogerEbert
Bring it on, Bat dudes and dude-ettes. I am not among those flapping my Bat wings with overflowing joy over “The Lego Batman Movie,” the latest building block in a burgeoning animated toy-box franchise based on 2014’s “The Lego Movie.” Basically, those who are batty for this stuff will positively devour all the Easter eggs that whisk by. But those who aren’t as up on the 78-year history of the character will likely feel as if their brains have been scrambled. But it soon becomes apparent that not everything is quite as awesome this time around. Certainly, the five writers who pieced together this pastiche of Batmania have done their homework. When it comes to humorous satire, it is the movie that has to sing even while it stings.
Rating :- 4/5 Reviewed by: Jonathan Pile Site: EmpireOnline
Historically, the prevailing wisdom about Batman is this: dark and moody is good, comedic and silly is bad. Batman is Gotham’s hero, singular, and that’s the way he likes it. It’s a film dense with jokes, the writers riffing successfully on both this sullen and arrogant iteration of Batman and the character’s rich and varied history. This is the third time Batman has featured in a major cinematic release in the past 11 months. Whether or not we deserve it is irrelevant — this is the Batman movie we needed right now. And it delivers. A highly quotable, visual treat that’s packed with in-jokes but is entertaining enough on its own terms to work for fans and non-fans alike.
The Lego Batman Official Trailer (2017) – The LEGO BATMAN Movie – Official TRAILERS (2017)