The LEGO Batman Movie Review

The LEGO Batman Movie

I first seen the trailer for this movie about a year ago when a friend of mine had showed it to me. We watched it together and I thought it was the funniest thing I had ever seen. Being a fan of LEGO games and The LEGO movie, I figured I would give this one a try. Being a PS+ member, I was also able to rent this movie for $.99 so I couldn’t go wrong. Keep reading to see what I thought about the movie.

This is basically a Batman movie, just with LEGO’s. I wouldn’t call it a children’s movie because there was stuff thrown in there for the adults watching, but it had a simple enough story to follow for a child. As everyone knows, Batman, played by Will Arnet, is always the hero and Joker, played by Zach Galifianakis, is basically always the enemy. Unwilling to admit that Batman needs Joker to be the hero that he is, he tells Joker that he doesn’t need him and that he could still be Batman without him. This leads to Joker turning himself in when Barbra Gorden, played by Rosario Dawson, takes over as city commissioner for Gotham. This will lead Batman down a dark path and an unexpected one as he unknowingly adopts a young Robin, played by Michael Cera. Manipulating Robin, Batman gets a hold of Superman’s projector to send Joker to the Phantom Zone. Doing this turns out to be a huge catastrophe as he unwilling releases everyone in the Phantom Zone. Batman must learn to work with others no in order to save Gotham one more time.

This is another one of those movies where the trailer was much funnier than the movie itself. A lot of the times I found myself sitting there watching the time go by or looking for my phone to see if I could do something to keep myself awake during the movie. This is never a good thing for a movie when you can’t keep your audience captivated for more than 10-15 minutes at a time. If as an adult I couldn’t stay focused for this long, I don’t think a child would either. I also thought the movie was way to long and dragged on for more time than necessary. I was truly disappointed with this movie because it was one that I wanted to see, looked funny, and even interesting, but turned out to be boring and uninteresting.

The only saving grace of this movie is the actors themselves as they play each part to perfection. Wil Arnet reprises his role as Batman from The LEGO movie and it’s the same Batman that was in the LEGO movie so when he was funny, he was funny. The rest of the cast also does a good job of bringing the movie together and trying to make it work as much as possible.

Overall I give this movie a 2 out of 5.

I was expecting a lot more out of this movie and was sadly let down. For $.99 it wasn’t bad though and it was a nice way to kill some time, but other than that it wasn’t as funny as it was supposed to be and just felt like a lot of things were missed that could have been funny. Unfortunately this kind of misses the mark on a lot of things and turns out to be not so funny and not so interesting. Unless you have kids that you want to try and keep entertained, I would recommend skipping this one.