The Lego Batman Movie review

The Batman is back, and this time he's made of Lego. Yep, its The Lego Batman Movie.

When you're Batman everything is awesome - a bit lonely, but definitely awesome.

His nemesis The Joker is on his usual mission to take over Gotham, and the Batman is on his similar mission to stop him.

But time's are a changing. Police Commissioner Jim Gordon is retiring, and his daughter taking up his mantle.

Soon the Batman will have quite a bit on his plate, and the peace and solitude of the Batcave will be shattered.

And it's clear almost immediately - parenting is the one superhero power the Batman doesn't have, and Bruce Wayne can't buy.

As with his Lego predecessor, the insane Lego animation pulverises the eye sockets. The barrage of hilarity - mostly courtesy of Will Arnett's Batman - is breathtaking and near-exhausting but totally worth it.

The Lego Movie has been on high-rotate in my household for some time, and I suspect its successor will too.

Worthy of repeat viewings just to keep up with the in-joke onslaught,The Lego Batman Movie is the kind of irreverent superhero movie master-built to keep both the kids and their parental guardians as happy as each other.

An easy four stars.

The Lego Batman Movie

:: Director: Chris McKay

:: Starring: Will Arnett, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Cera, Zach Galifianakis, Mariah Carey, Jenny Slate, Jason Mantzoukas, Conan O'Brien, Doug Benson, Zoe Kravitz, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Eddie Izzard, Jemaine Clement, Seth Green

:: Running Time: 104 minutes

:: Rating: PG Violence

:: Release Date: In cinemas now


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