The Lego Batman Movie
Lego Batman is a much more juvenile outing than The Lego Movie of three years ago. The Lego Movie worked on a thematic level that was surprising, but don’t expect this Batman spin-ff to be in the same ballpark.
Nonetheless, I can’t say I didn’t enjoy it. There was enough here that kept my interest, though to be honest most of it was pop culture references and the like. Will Arnett’s commentary over the opening logos was a funny way to start things off, and the various moments where they look back into the history of Batman were cool as well.
There was also a sort of funny relationship here between Batman and the Joker where Joker is trying to get Batman to admit that they are arch-enemies. That worked. There’s also some good relationship stuff with Robin and Alfred, though its pretty standard family movie fare.
Lego Batman also doesn’t look as good visually as The Lego Movie, which seemed more refined, but there is enough eye candy to satisfy.