THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE
In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The LEGO Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – LEGO Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure: “The LEGO Batman Movie.” But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.
The first thing to say about The Lego Batman Movie is that it’s kicky, bedazzling, and super-fun.
The Lego Batman Movie, for the most part, very skillfully keeps the wackiness from overwhelming the plot and vice versa. And while the various Bat-vehicles take us through vertiginous zooms on land or through the air, McKay keeps the action rousing but never jumbled.
An entertaining, if frenetic, vehicle for Arnett’s Bale-inspired Bats that packs plenty of laughs.
The Lego Batman Movie continues its block-buster franchise’s winning streak with another round of dizzyingly funny – and beautifully animated – family-friendly mayhem.
Critics: 75% Audiences 76%
Critics positive review: 91% Audience liked it: 83%
Stockbridge Audience: To follow