‘The LEGO Movie’ became a surprise global hit back in 2014, with many (including myself) agreeing that the film was snubbed from the Best Animated Feature category at the 2015 Oscars (with some claiming it could have won). Although, after three years since ‘The LEGO Movie’ delighted moviegoers, instead of going in the direct sequel route with its follow-up, Warner Animation Group and LEGO have brought us a spin-off with ‘The LEGO Batman Movie’ – a fan-favourite character from ‘The LEGO Movie’ that many loved. Will ‘LEGO Batman’ be as delightful and fun as the first film? Well fellow master builders, let’s start exploring the LEGO bricked world of ‘The LEGO Batman Movie’.

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Image via Warner Animation Group

Batman decides that something is missing in his life and Alfred takes matters into his own hands by forcing Batman to adopt a son to challenge his second greatest fear, a family. However, things turn bad quickly when Gotham city is attacked by the Joker and his group of wicked henchmen.

‘The LEGO Batman Movie’ is a fast-paced, highly eccentric movie that never makes you feel bored. Hitting joke after joke, gag after gag, ‘The LEGO Batman Movie’ is hilariously fun, while touching upon the softer side of Batman by providing heart to the character, something that was missing from ‘The LEGO Movie’ as he was more the comic-relief sidekick to Emmett, while here Batman is front and centre and is one of the rare animated films that takes a supporting character and makes them work in a leading role. The humour works so well thanks to the amazing voice talent behind these characters, especially Will Arnett returning to voice the caped crusader himself. And the animation is gorgeous and beautiful, offering rich detail that really makes you think that this is stop-motion and not animation.

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Image via Warner Animation Group

‘The LEGO Batman Movie’ is a DC fan’s dream come true, while also delighting the many master builders who loved ‘The LEGO Movie’ This is easily the best DC film I’ve seen in years, and raises the bar high for this year’s animated films.

Everything is most certainly awesome with ‘The LEGO Batman Movie’.

4.5

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