Wednesday, February 8, 2017

THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE

Used to working alone, Batman (the voice of Will Arnett) may need some help to save Gotham City from destruction. The Joker (Zach Galifianakis) is looking to become the Caped Crusader's most hated enemy and has put a plan in motion to accomplish his mission. Bruce Wayne's newly adopted orphan Dick Grayson (Michael Cera), Alfred the Butler (Ralph Fiennes), Commissioner James Gordon (Hector Elizondo) and Gordon's daughter Barbara (Rosario Dawson) are ready to defend the city.

While not quite as awesome and creative as 2014's "The Lego Movie", this stand-alone Batman adventure is absolutely
hilarious. It's filled to the brim with in-jokes, sight gags and references to nearly every superhero and villain ever created. Director Chris McKay has built a crowd-pleaser for adults and children. With so much going on in the background and foreground, grownups may find more pleasure than the younger set. As far as kids go, only some action and rude humor earn this film its PG rating. No spoilers will be revealed here. Let's just say that there's plenty here to entertain the eyes, ears and mind. The sarcastic voice of Will Arnett leads an all-star cast. Besides the above mentioned, there's Channing Tatum as Superman, Jonah Hill as the Green Lantern, Jenny Slate as Harley Quinn, Zoƫ Kravitz as Catwoman and many more recognizable celebrities. This is one of those rare movies where you'll have difficulty catching everything in just one viewing. It's an attention grabber even before the opening WB logo, with a very funny and inventive voiceover that almost tops the beginning graphics of "Deadpool". "The Lego Batman Movie" is a well-constructed laugh-fest. (4 CAMS)


Rated PG / Running Time: 104 minutes