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The Lego Batman Movie, review: Scrumdiddlyumptious - Evening Standard

Humour is a killer weapon. Few sane adults are looking forward to Zack Snyder's The Justice League but loads of them are dying to see a children's cartoon in which plastic toys attempt to save Gotham City. That's because 2014's The Lego Movie was one ...and more »

The Lego Batman Movie Is the Funniest Superhero Movie in Years - The Atlantic

Like ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​The Atlantic Daily​, our free weekday email newsletter. Moviegoers' first look at the Caped Crusader in Tim Burton's 1992 gothic masterpiece Batman Returns was a peculiar one. Bruce Wayne (Michael Keaton) sits in his ...and more »

Review: Pow! 'Lego Batman Movie' hits with humor - The Detroit News

“The Lego Batman Movie” is an irreverent blast, a fun, funny send-up of the Caped Crusader and his world that turns out to be just the shot of adrenaline the dour superhero with the permanent scowl needs right now. It's been awhile since a “Batman ...and more »

'Lego Batman Movie' rewards longtime fans of the comics -

Michael Keaton and Christian Bale are the best. George Clooney and Ben Affleck are among the worst. But Will Arnett is by far the funniest. The brooding Batman and his smirking alter ego Bruce Wayne have gone through a roller coaster of incarnations.and more »

'The Lego Batman Movie': Even greater than the sum of its many parts. - Washington Post

Like a miniature universe made entirely of millions of tiny plastic bricks, “The Lego Batman Movie” looks and feels like it could only have been put together by a roomful of mad geniuses, moving in a ballet of well-choreographed creativity: It's ...and more »

Review: Everything is awesome about 'Lego Batman Movie' - Detroit Free Press

One of the weaknesses of most Batman films is that they're unwilling to question the nature of Batman himself, to interrogate the vigilante who patrols Gotham City single-handedly and anonymously. After all, in the eyes of at least some unhappy ...and more »

The Lego Batman Movie Starts Great But Dips Precipitously - Vulture

Many films open on a high and drop off, but you'll rarely see a plunge as vertiginous as the one in The Lego Batman Movie. The first 20 minutes kill. The ultragruff voice of Batman (Will Arnett) provides a running commentary on the doomy music and ...and more »

The Lego Batman Movie review – funny, exciting and packed with gags - The Guardian

Growing inexorably in awesomeness, the Lego movie empire delivers another fantastically funny and highly sophisticated pop culture adventure, though with only a hint of the first film's existential angst. (Gotham City is said to be built on thin planks ...and more »

The Lego Batman Movie: A comic-book story that is pure, glossy fun - The Globe and Mail

It was only a decade ago when Hollywood executives looked to the toy aisles to extend their intellectual property, not vice versa. Star Wars, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, countless and sundry X-Men – any big-screen franchise could live forever on ...and more »

Fun Batman or Dark Batman? Hell, Why Not Both - WIRED

Every fan knows Batman's origin story. No, not the one about Bruce Wayne's parents dying in Crime Alley. I'm talking about the tale of a gritty urban vigilante who was created in 1939, only to be mercilessly watered down into kid-friendly fluff ...and more »