Last updated on March 17th, 2017 at 10:54 pm
LEGO Batman Introduces Batman’s Sick Flow
These days it seems like Batman has completely saturated our every facet of our media. We see the Dark Knight battle Scarecrow in the Arkham Knight video game. He goes toe to toe with Superman in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Event his villains are so popular that they are getting their own movie! It may annoy some, but I am ALL FOR IT. I absolutely love everything Batman, including his stand-out role in 2014’s The LEGO Movie. LEGO Batman is the inevitable spin-off we all really wanted.
LEGO Batman is written, directed, sound mixed, choreographed, and beatboxed by the Caped Crusader himself. In the trailer, we get a more personal look at Batman’s life as a superhero. It’s dark, moody, and extremely blocky. We see Batman face evil with familiar members of the Justice League, and even see what he does in his down time, like eat lobster (man it looked delicious).
A Not So “Dark” Knight
Unlike Batman v. Superman, LEGO Batman is giving Gotham’s hero a much more light-hearted tone. In a post-Christopher-Nolan world, Batman is synonymous with angsty and dark. It’s refreshing to see a different, more comedic twist on the life of the Dark Knight. It provides a great outlet to showcase a more family-friendly version of Batman that kids really need. I love all the comic book adaptations we are getting nowadays, but let’s be real, they are getting way too mature for the millions of kids that idolize these heroes. There is no reason a parent should have let their kids watch Deadpool. If you did shame on you! Although that film is a comic fans wet dream, it is in no way appropriate for children. Even Zack Snyder’s Batman v. Superman has adopted a much darker and somber tone. We need films like LEGO Batman to remind us how fun and energetic our favorite heroes can be.
Will Arnett Dons The Cowl
When you need to find a way to make an audience laugh you hire Will Arnett, the voice of this Batman. He is absolutely hilarious in a number of films and television shows, most notably Arrested Development and 30 Rock. I love Will, and look forward to him returning to the role of Batman.
Holy Imagination Batman!
Another wonderful aspect of this film is that it doesn’t have to try and make things “realistic” like in other comic book movies. You can go full on comic crazy with the Justice League, Bat-Gadgets, and a huge Batcave. Plus there are no “shared universes” that will limit the storytelling aspect of this movie. LEGO Batman promises to open up the world of Batman in an entirely new and refreshing way. The visuals look stunning, and I can’t wait to see more about this film!
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LEGO Batman stars Will Arnett, Rosario Dawson, and Ralph Fiennes. Find Batman bat-grappling into action in 2017.