A movie based on Legos?
Will Arnett: Anybody who's built LEGO knows the one thing that can be a bummer is if you are building according to the instructions and you haven't prepared...like when you open the box and you're not in control of the pieces, you're getting close and then all of a sudden you're missing that one piece that you need to complete... In that same vein, The LEGO Batman Movie feels like it's going to chip off some zaniness and keep that going for a while, when in fact it happens to simultaneously be an excoriation of the superhero genre, a silly movie for children AND a more emotionally grounded Batman movie than the aberration released a year ago.
"The Lego Batman Movie", a Warner Bros release, is rated PG by the Motion Picture Association of America "for rude humor and some action". Instead, they manage to hit a sweet spot somewhere between parody and sincerity, making them ideal fodder for those who love superheroes, but acknowledge that, deep down, superheroes are kind of silly, really - and that's part of the fun.
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The LEGO Batman Movie
LEGO Batman is out in theaters now. When Batman lets the Joker know that there is no connection between them, the green haired bad boy needs to find another way to get Batman's attention. Batman and Robin (voiced by Michael Cera) face classic foes who are easily recognizable for anyone who has seen a Batman movie before. When Commissioner Gordon retires, his daughter Barbara (Rosario Dawson) takes over but wants to rein in Batman, positioning him as a partner in fighting crime, not just a lone vigilante. Though now, so fed up with the Caped Crusader's refusal to acknowledge their relationship, the Joker finally concocts a scheme that will rid him of the Dark Knight once and for all.
One thing's for sure, there will be no shortage of laughs with Will Arnett and Michael Cera playing Batman and Robin in this fun Lego flick, which opened February 10 for your (probably much needed) enjoyment. It's a good time to be a Batman fan. Like there are several scenes covering it when a couple would have gotten the job done. For Dark Knight enthusiasts, The Lego Batman Movie is an embarrassment of riches, skewering every element of the hero's 80-year history into a 92-minute kebab.
Eight years before "The Lego Movie", the 54-year-old former Goldman Sachs banker and hedge-fund manager created Dune Entertainment, which helped finance blockbusters such as "Avatar" and the X-Men franchise, as well as such cartoon crossovers as "Marmaduke" and a "Garfield" sequel. This then led to a spate of movies in the late '70s and throughout the '80s that were based on existing toys - the toy was now theoretically selling the movie (though in some cases, it became nearly impossible to determine what came first).
There is some violence, of course, but it's all animated LEGO violence, where really the worst thing that can happen to a character is temporary disassembly. If nothing else, this is some awesome eye candy. "Thank you. I'm blushing hard under the mask", Batman said in the film. I am refraining from mentioning too much because this is one of those times where it's more important that everyone have fun with all the surprises coming.