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‘The LEGO Batman Movie’ Review: DC Does it Again!

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They have done it again! Warner Bros./Time Warner Inc., Warner Animation Group and DC Entertainment have joined forces to create another LEGO movie that all ages can enjoy. Following the success of The LEGO Movie, The LEGO Batman Movie, directed by Chris McKay, takes the viewer on an emotional, action-packed adventure that will leave you laughing at the edge of your seat.


In this film, changes are brewing in Gotham. Batman (Will Arnett) – the self-proclaimed star of The LEGO Movie – faces changes, both in Gotham and within himself that even an expert vigilante with hard-core abs cannot ignore. Detective Gordon resigns and is replaced by ‘Harvard for Police’ graduate and daughter, Barbara Gordon (Rosario Dawson). However, her ideas for making Gotham safe require Batman to no longer work alone. This announcement puts a damper on Batman’s “happy” life of solitude, rage, and crime.


Batman’s faithful butler and father figure, Alfred (Ralph Fiennes), expresses his concern for Master Wayne’s loneliness, which only makes Batman deny he has any feelings at all. In a hilarious back-and-forth that mimics that of a couple fighting, the Joker (Zach Galifianakis) attempts to take over Gotham City once again, but gets his heart broken when Batman refuses to admit that the two of them need each other. This is a feud that ultimately leads to mass chaos.


It is not until Batman meets orphan, Dick Grayson (Michael Cera), and accidentally adopts him, that we start to see Batman’s icy exterior thaw. He slowly begins to drop the lone vigilante thing. Creating the ultimate squad goals, Batman, Barbara, Alfred, Batman’s highly-trusted ‘Puter (voiced by Siri), Dick, and some unlikely characters work together to take down the Joker’s hostile takeover of the city.


The LEGO Batman Movie is pure entertainment that reminds the audience of the important things in life: Family. Humility. Teamwork. Love. And, of course, rock-hard abs.


The LEGO Batman Movie hits theaters Feb 7th.

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