Thanks to Road Show Films Australia we had the chance to see ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ before its national release. This is our review of the movie, but as usual, no matter what we say, we still recommend you to go and see it at your local cinema because there is no better critic than yourself!

If you were a fan of the Lego movie, then strap yourself in because you will love the highly anticipated “Lego Batman Movie”. This action packed film is a movie for all ages and is filled with catchy tunes, funny snappy dialogue and visually stunning action sequences.

The film centres around Batman’s struggles to separate his life as a superhero and life as Bruce Wayne. Batman’s tough façade is shaken after he “accidentally” adopts a son and a new Police Commissioner is appointed. In order to defeat the cities greatest threats Batman is forced to overcome his ego, learn the importance of teamwork and confront his greatest fear…himself.

The “Lego Batman” films success lies in its original and sometimes absurd yet coherent story. Although its outrageously over the top and cynical, at its core the film explores real themes of love, friendship, the importance of family and overcoming selfishness. “Lego Batman” deals with these themes in a way that doesn’t feel corny or forced to the audience but central to Batman’s character and the film’s plot development.

“Lego Batman” is immensely funny and pays homage to the previous live action Batman films. A Lego montage of all these films makes for a very amusing experience for any Batman lover. Further, “Lego Batman” brings back ALL the known and loved DC Gotham villains (as well as a few from different universes). The film constantly makes fun of the train wreck “Batman v Superman” as Batman’s rivalry with Superman and relationship with the Justice League makes for a very funny subplot in the film.

“Lego Batman” is visually dazzling to watch. The film’s opening scenes, as well as the final act, really pack a punch, immersing the audiences into the Lego world. The detail in every scene and replication of Wayne Manor, Arkham Asylum and Gotham city are authentic to the comics and makes one really appreciate the work of the animators!

Children of all ages will love “Lego Batman” as the plot is fast paced, full of jokes, fun music, over the top explosions and actions scenes! And…for an older audience there is a highly amusing reverse love story between Batman and the Joker. The Joker is heart broken when Batman says the Joker isn’t his greatest enemy as he “is fighting a few different people” and “likes to fight around”. This is a running joke throughout the film.

“Lego Batman” humour and originality makes for an enjoyable experience for children, families and all ages alike!

In cinemas 30th March

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