Movie Review-The Lego Batman Movie

THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE is the first feature film for director Chris McKay, who directed episodes of TV's outlandish mash up comedy Robot Chicken. Probably no one told McKay that you couldn't tell a good story using Lego action figures, which is a good thing, because he pulls off a fantastic Batman movie that just happens to feature Legos figures as the action heroes and villains. THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE is a perfect family film, featuring the popular world of Legos for the kids and some good adult humor and pop culture references for the grown ups.

In THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE the first fifteen minutes is filled with exciting action and features just about every enemy Batman has ever faced, led by the Lego version of the Joker who has a personal vendetta against Batman. Of course, as always, the bad guys have a sinister plot to take over Gotham City and Batman reluctantly takes on two new allies in his war to keep the city safe from the colorful cast of bad guys. Robin, who Batman adopts as Bruce Wayne joins the team, voice by Michael Cera (Scott Pilgrim vs The World) along with the new police commissioner Barbara Gordon (Rosario Dawson) who takes over the Gotham Police Force when her father steps down.

Will Arnett is the voice of Batman and Ralph Fiennes voices Alfred the Butler. Together the ensemble cast plays second fiddle to Batman and his huge ego; after all He's Batman! The Lego Batman Movie has a run time of one hour and forty four minutes and is rated PG, but anybody age five and above should be OK watching the film. On my "Hollywood Popcorn Scale" Batman rates a JUMBO. Hollywood Hernandez

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