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This movie, just like its predecessor, The Lego Movie, works. Not because it throws a hundred corporate brands at us one after the other, but because it gives us characters to care about. This is the absolute best on-screen depiction of Bruce Wayne's pain at losing his parents and being afraid to let anyone into his life again, and its resolution. And, paradoxically, it only works so well because it is so lighthearted and fun. This film is a work of sheer genius, and every parent needs to watch it with their kids. Also every adult dealing with pain, too. Just watch it, guys.
another Lego triumph
The Lego movies continue being so much better than anyone expects them to be. This is by far the best Batman movie I’ve ever seen, utilizing the very extensive Batman mythos but not being a complete drag about it. The animation is nothing short of stunning, the movie is hilarious, and it’s full of warm and fuzzy feelings. A definite must-see for fans of animation, Batman, or Legos.
Nowhere near as good as the first one. I got pretty bored with it rather quickly. It had its moments - even its laugh out loud moments - but not enough to redeem the movie as a whole.
There are big changes brewing in Gotham, but if Batman (Will Arnett) wants to save the city from the Joker's (Zach Galifianakis) hostile takeover, he may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up. Maybe his superhero sidekick Robin (Michael Cera) and loyal butler Alfred (Ralph Fiennes) can show him a thing or two.