Movie: The Lego Batman Movie
Direction: Chris McKay
Voice: Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes
Music: Lorne Balfe
Editor: David Burrows, Matt Villa, John Venzon
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
What is it about: It’s a sequel to the 2014 The Lego Movie, which picks up 3 years after Batman saves Gotham along with Emmet. Batman continues to fight crimes against Joker, who is out to destroy Gotham, what happens post that forms the crux of the story directed by Chris McKay.
Why it’s disappointing: This could stay put for this movie.
What to watch out for: Making a movie based out of toys is one thing and making exactly to its detail and behavior is another. And Warner Bros did a fine job in putting together “Lego Movies”. Director on the other hand did a fantastic job in etching out characteristics of every character which was freakishly witty and was animated to its finest detail.
This movie has everything which would entertain right from 6-60. It balances out the entertainment value very well. The film has all the superheroes which Warner Bros own, and not only that they bring all the Super Villains too. Which becomes a treat to the fans. They didn’t spare even “Voldemort”, and also you get to see Agent Smith playing out in the film. Just when you think you had seen it all, we see “Godzilla” and “King Kong” thronging the capers built by Lego.
They not only mock their own DC Universe, they pull an equal amount on MARVEL too. For instance the password to Bat Cave is “Ironman Sucks”. The film has comedy in abundance. And you keep laughing all the while without a dull moment.
The VFX was the high point in the film, the brick stop motion animation was at its best and it did wonders to the film. And IMAX 3D was icing on the cake. Most definitely the editing was crisp by David, Matt & John.
Verdict: Chris McKay did a fine job in building a strong sequel. Which plays out very well in all aspects, keeping the audience entertained throughout. And the film was perfectly matched with a brilliant VFX, which complimented it very well. Definitely worth a watch, and please do take your little ones, who will enjoy it to fullest.