The Lego Batman Movie Reviews
Just like the original Lego movie , it's shallow oversimplified pop culture nonsense.
The argument that it is a family movie does not justify it's mediocrity.
The film has so much in it. Every frame gives you so much to look at, and every 5 seconds has a new joke. The humour that relies on popular culture, while funny, is a bit to prominent for a non-batman fan to enjoy the whole film. Even if you're not entertained by the comedy, there is so much to take in visually. Every single shot is beautifully composed; the blocking of the characters and the camera add a visual interest and excitement that is not present in most modern animated films. And the animation is thorough and carefully done, blending the choppy stop motion style (recreated with cgi convincingly) with slick cgi and particle effects. While there is a lot to praise, this is a very shallow movie. It knows that it is, and it's not trying to be a perfect movie, so I will not act like it's one.
What I didn't expected was to enjoy the film development and idea, apart from what I mentioned before. The idea of family and union, is indeed too repetitive and a cliche, but the film did a very good job in the development of the conflict and linking it with the main line.
Even though the film lacks from a well structured story line and a better development of the characters, I think that the relationship between the characters is not well explained and the problems between them are solved too easily.
For long time fans of the Batman universe there are little things in almost every scene going all the way back to the first live action Batman (before the 60's series even). Clearly done with a love of the franchise it ranks as one of the best Batman movies.
Of note is that Billy Dee Williams, so many years later, finally gets to play (or at least voice) Two-Face after staring as Harvey Dent back in the 1989 Tim Burton film.
had a nice Laugh