The Lego Batman Movie Reviews

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August 30, 2019
Fun for kids, but mostly forgettable for everyone else, it's possible to have a good time with The LEGO Batman Movie, but don't expect it to replace Tim Burton or Christopher Nolan's efforts as your favourite movie starring The Dark Knight.
June 25, 2019
Repetitive, noisy but not outright unpleasant, the experience is like listening to a pretty funny friend tell a bunch of knock-knock jokes during a rave.
October 5, 2018
Everything about the breakneck pace feels manufactured for viewers with short attention spans, which I don't think was an issue with the original film.
March 8, 2018
The Lego Batman Movie mostly proves that this franchise has already descended into a disappointing formula. These movies flash a subversive hook, then straighten it out as they streak along.
January 23, 2018
[Batman] was in the original Lego movie for the comedic relief and that was pretty much the point his character, so taking that and putting him as the focus of a movie just doesn't really work.
December 19, 2017
It's trying awfully hard to be edgy while doubling down on some of Hollywood's most common tropes.
April 7, 2017
A frantic mish-mash of ideas and references that turns out to be not-all-that funny... It's more multiplex mulch than memorable.
March 29, 2017
What's missing is any trace of 1980s-style punk cynicism to underpin the pop playfulness; instead, there's a complacency which is death to humour.
March 28, 2017
A low bar for inauthenticity, and by the third or fourth joke about how corny the old TV show is, you remember the old TV show had more meta intelligence in any ten minutes of a given episode than the whole of this exhausting exercise.
March 22, 2017
The same saccharine joy that made The Lego Movie so great is cloaked all over Gotham City and it just doesn't sit quite right.
March 18, 2017
...a fairly misguided endeavor that grates more often than it entertains.
March 6, 2017
All the good stuff The Lego Batman Movie has, which is a fair amount, still can't make up for its lack of cohesion. The movie is always trying way too hard to be cool and funny, and the result is that it's not particularly either.
February 20, 2017
the hectic pace and sensory overload feels like a cover-if they throw enough stuff at us, we won't care how much of it doesn't work because we can't keep up anyway
February 17, 2017
Most of The LEGO Batman Movie's 104 minutes are devoted to action scenes, and audiences are likely to exit the cineplex baffled by their unrelentingly boilerplate quality.
February 12, 2017
It's hard to imagine there will ever be a more cynical film made by a studio with a licensing deal.
February 10, 2017
A story that seeks to highlight the importance of family and solidarity, but quickly crumbles in its attempt to be uplifting and sobering. [Full review in Spanish]
February 10, 2017
This is a by-the-numbers sequel whose human dimension has disappeared amid the frantic, nonstop action and unimaginative plotting.
February 10, 2017
Its quest to be the most overloaded, hyperactive, reference-heavy endeavor of all time goes from amusing to taxing quickly.
February 9, 2017
What should have been a delightful romp with Arnett's cleverly, self-styled Batman, an arrogant loner with a uniquely raspy voice, has turned into a too-long and ultimately dull statement on the virtue of friends and family.
February 9, 2017
This sequel is content to key on a super hero defending his megalopolis against super villains. And that's what makes "The LEGO Batman Movie" a dull sequel for much of the time.
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