The Lego Batman Movie

Director: Chris McKay 

Screenplay: Seth Grahame-Smith, Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers

Cast: Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes                                      

Strength: Parody, Action

Weakness: Confusing plot

Runtime: 104min

Rating: 7/10

PLOT: The greatest hero of Gotham City in the Lego World, Batman (Will Arnett), defends the city from all Bat-baddies. This time, he hurts the Joker (Zack Galifianakis) by saying that he means nothing to him and that he is not his greatest enemy. The standoffish behavior of Batman upsets the Joker and this induces him to take revenge. Even though the egomaniac superhero with 'nine packs in his body' always triumphs, he is a lonely man inside. This leads him to adopting his lovable sidekick Robin. Soon, big trouble soon stirs up as the Joker returns with the greatest evils of all times; Lord Voldemort, Medusa, Sauron, Gremlins, Godzilla and many more. To save the city, Batman gives up his lone vigilante act and recruits his allies: Robin, his loyal butler Alfred and a surprise addition, Batgirl. 

REVIEW: The movie is filled with plenty of action sequences and visual imageries to daze the audience. The sporadic comedies are absolutely hilarious and definitely act as any fanboy's delight. From the dysfunctional 'bromance' of Batman and Joker to the continual interpersonal disconnection of Robin and Batman, the movie has many parody-infested materials to entertain the audience all throughout the runtime. Even though it gets a bit heavy in the middle, the overall comedy genre makes the whole movie quite light and fun to watch. The numerous cameos are something to look forward to, but it does end up making the plot quite confusing. The climax of the movie includes appearance of famous characters popping out of nowhere, which make things funnier than usual, but again, damages the overall integrity of the plot. Making so many characters appear on the screen at the same time contributes to the confusion which the story steadily builds up. Nonetheless, watching these Lego pieces making cinematic movements is unexpectedly satisfying, and more so with many other surprise additions. If you love parodies, give this movie a watch. The intense 'lego' action definitely makes the movie worth watching.

Reviewed by Raisa Kabir


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