I have to admit that I’ve been dying to see the LEGO Batman Movie since I first heard about it being made, you may have seen me mention it in my list of RealD 3D movies to see in 2017, so I headed over to Cineworld in Llandudno, donned my 3D glasses and sat back to enjoy the world of DC Comic in LEGO!
There was lots of excitement in the cinema, and that was from the adults before the film started, I’m not sure whether that was down to this being a movie with Lego in it or that it was down to being Batman, Lego Batman, a character that was very popular during the Lego Movie.
So I settled into my seat, put on my 3D glasses and waited for the film to start, but before it started we were treated to a very funny short featuring the voice of Jackie Chan and a cunning chicken, crazy stuff! OK, the screen went black, Will Arnett’s voice over started and the film was on. Would this be a better movie than the Lego Movie? Only time would tell!
The Lego Batman Movie is one of those movies that you would expect see kids filling the cinema, but it seems that us adults are the bigger fans of these movies, maybe it’s down to us having Lego as children and today’s kids being more social media etc.
I found myself laughing out rather loudly during the film, as did many others, with it’s nicely placed easter eggs to Batman through the generations, right back to before the 1966 movie! This is a movie that is so crazy that it’s just a laugh a minute, the voice actors are perfectly suited for the characters, such as Will Arnett as Batman. The deep gravely voice brings out that “Dark Knight” foreboding feel.
Ralph Fiennes as Alfred Pennyworth, Channing Tatum as Batman, yes that’s right! Look out for Bane voiced by Doug Benson (just brilliant) and …. well, to be honest, there are that many villains in the movie that there are too many to mention as this is a DC baddie-fest of a movie.
And let’s not forget Robin (voiced by Michael Cera), now I’ve never been a big fan of the Robin character, but saying that, my favourite incarnation/rebirth of the character was in Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns, one of my top 5 favourite graphic novels (now there’s a post to bring you guys one of these days), but the Lego character works annoyingly well and certainly brings out the humour of the film.
The LEGO Batman Movie – Exclusive Clip
The movie works on the relationship between the Joker (voiced by Zach Galifianakis) and Batman, which did remind me a lot of the superb, The Killing Joke, with its great one-liners, some very adult humour and jokes that through back to lots of the DC universe this movie is not just a movie for Lego fans, this is a “DC-liciously” made movie that is so much fun that I came out with a full chuckle muscle workout.
Holy Eye-popping Batman It’s In 3D
Yes, folks, as I mentioned earlier the LEGO Batman Movie is in RealD 3D and although it doesn’t have a “coming at you” feeling, the movie has some nice depth to it, especially during the opening sequence with the Joker and Batman as they come up against each other. For me this is great, I’ve gone past that “in your face” 3D and the feeling of depth is so much better to watch that having your attention taken away from the film with a character trying to poke you in the face every five minutes.
So a nice touch wth the 3D in the film, but don’t worry the movie is also in 2D, so if you don’t want to pay the extra, or 3D just isn’t for you, then you can also check out the film in 2D.
Overall, a fun movie, great for all ages and fans of Lego and DC, go on have a laugh and treat yourself to a night at the movies. The LEGO Batman Movie is in UK Cinemas on the 10th February.