Na na na na na na na na Batman!
VGRF here with a review of The Lego Batman Movie.
OBLIGATORY SPOILER ALERT.
Oh, 3.5 readers. I’ve been enjoying myself so much since I broke up with that loser, BQB. I have taken over the BQB HQ and now I get to go to movies without having to sit next to that nerd.
As it turns out, The Lego Movie was not a flash in the pan success. Lego Batman is just as awesome.
The plot? The Joker (Zach Galifinakis) is dismayed when Batman (Will Arnett) informs him that he isn’t the worst villain in his life. Thus, the Joker goes out of his way to prove he is Batman’s worst villain and all manner of shenanigans ensue.
Along the way, Batman adopts Robin (Michael Cera) who completes his look by ripping off his pants and teams up with new Gotham PD Commissioner Barbara Gordon aka Batgirl (Rosario Dawson). Of course, no Batman film would be complete without Alfred (Ralph Fiennes).
For me, the best laughs came when Joker enlists every last Batman villain, including some of the lesser knowns (the ketchup and mustard shooting Condiment Man, for example). Joker invites the audience to Google whether or not these villains were real and not just made up to poke fun at the Batman franchise.
Having no life, I did the Google search when I got home and low and behold, there really was a Condiment Man.
It’s fun for the kids but there’s also a lot of action…well, as much action as a movie about Lego toys can provide. Also, it’s a non-stop parody of all of the past Batman movies as jokes abound about the Caped Crusader’s exploits, ranging from the latest Dark Knight films, to the 1980s and 1990s films, to the more campy 1960s series.
STATUS: Shelf-worthy. Fun for the whole family. I don’t have a family so I took Bookshelf Q. Battle Dog.