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The Lego Batman Movie

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 2017
  • Chris McKay
  • 104 mins
  • U

Summary

Animated comedy adventure featuring the voice of Will Arnett. After the Joker causes chaos by releasing a supervillain army from prison, the egomaniacal Batman gets into trouble trying to fight them all by himself. Eventually, the Caped Crusader realises he cannot work alone, and reluctantly accepts help from his adopted family, including wannabe sidekick Robin and faithful butler Alfred.

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Review

A star rating of 5 out of 5.

Having made his bow in The Lego Movie (2014), the diminutive Caped Crusader gets a starring role in a riotous yarn full of laughs and heart. Batman, aka Bruce Wayne (voiced by Will Arnett) leads a lonely life away from crime-fighting, and faithful butler Alfred (Ralph Fiennes) thinks it's time he had a family. Enter excitable orphan Dick Grayson (Michael Cera), who, after a makeover, becomes the boy wonder Robin and teaches the Dark Knight the joys of friendship and togetherness. They also do battle with the Joker (Zach Galifianakis) and an assortment of other villains from various TV and movie franchises. Director Chris McKay and his sharp-witted writers lovingly celebrate Batman like die-hard fans, but also take enormous pleasure in mocking both the character's mythology and his previous screen incarnations. An exemplary voice cast, eye-popping design and a script bursting with both verbal and sight gags combine to produce an animated feature as good as anything in Pixar's canon. Quite possibly the best Batman film, ever.

Credits

Cast

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Batman / Bruce WayneWill Arnett
Robin / Dick GraysonMichael Cera
Alfred PennyworthRalph Fiennes
Batgirl / Barbara GordonRosario Dawson
Harley QuinnJenny Slate
The JokerZach Galifianakis
Two-FaceBilly Dee Williams
Mayor McCaskillMariah Carey
Superman / Clark KentChanning Tatum
Green Lantern / Hal JordanJonah Hill
ScarecrowJason Mantzoukas
RiddlerConan O'Brien
CatwomanZoë Kravitz
ClayfaceKate Micucci
Poison IvyRiki Lindhome
VoldemortEddie Izzard
King KongSeth Green
SauronJemaine Clement
PhyllisEllie Kemper
Jim GordonHector Elizondo

Crew

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DirectorChris McKay

Details

Theatrical distributor
Warner Bros
Released on
2017-02-10
Languages
English
Available on
Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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