THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE (2017) Grade B
Length 104 Minutes
“BUY THE VIDEO BECAUSE YOU WILL WANT TO SEE IT MORE THAN ONCE!”
This may be the best written Batman movie ever! And that is saying something. That’s the truth. So funny. So clever. So joyful. So well-written. I am willing to bet that every fan who goes to see THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE will probably miss one-third of the jokes. The pacing of the script is absolutely fast, furious and frenetic. I would recommend that you gather all of your friends. Go and see the movie together. Then go out for coffee — and talk about your favorite scenes. Only then will you discover that you probably missed one-third of the inside jokes. What a great, crazy movie.
Lego Batman is voiced by Will Arnet. If he wasn’t animated into plastic, he would have my vote as Best Batman. The kids are going to love it. The parents are going to love it more. The Joker is voiced by Zach Galifianakis. That is just the tip of the iceberg. Stay for the credits and watch the name of so many familiar actors and comedians roll by. Chris McKay directs this project. Ten names are credited as writers.
When the video is released, you might consider obtaining a copy and watch it again when you need that laughter and smiles after a long, tough day.