Lego Batman Movie Review

MadaraUchiha
Akatsuki

The Lego Batman Movie(2017) Review

Plot:
There are big changes brewing in Gotham City, and if Batman wants to save the city from the Joker's hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others, and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.

Thoughts before watching the movie:
This is a spin-off of The Lego Movie(2014), and the stand-out character from that movie was Batman. I didn't love The Lego Movie when I watched it the first time, but, on the second watch, it was absolutely brilliant. So, I was excited to see this. Also, the main character is Batman, who is my favorite superhero ever, and The Dark Knight trilogy movies are probably in my top 10 of all time. I saw this movie on Saturday(18/2/17).

Pro's:
The Writing: Absolute genius. There's a joke every minute and it's exceptionally well done. Since the Lego 
movies are essentially satires/spoofs, this movie makes fun of movie tropes, but its main target is Batman and his history, and it's absolutely brilliant.
Making fun of Batman: I mean, if you know the history of Batman, and if you've seen every single movie he's been in, this movie is a treat for you. This movie understands the character so perfectly, and that's why it's able to critic the character.
The Jokes and Comedy: Absolute gold. Now, this does not have normal straight-forward humor. It's extremely clever, and satirical, so, it may not be everyone's cup of tea, but it's not devoid of the conventional stuff.
A treat for Batman fans.
The Animation.
The Voice Acting, especially that of Will Arnett as Batman.
The relationship between Joker and Batman.
Suitable for both kids and adults.

Con's:
It kind of meanders a little bit in the second act.
Sometimes, the jokes can get a little tiresome, by that, I mean, every single one of them work, but, there's so much(probably one every 30 seconds), that you just become tired sometimes.

Verdict:
Most people said that this was better than The Lego Movie, but, I liked this one more, and that's just me, and maybe because I am a huge Batman fan. Overall, I'd give this movie 7.8/10.

PS: As far as Batman movies go, my order goes like this:
1. The Dark Knight
2. The Dark Knight Rises
3. Batman Begins
4. The Lego Batman Movie
5. Batman
6. Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice
7. Batman Returns
8. Batman Forever
9. Batman and Robin

" Justice is subject to dispute; might is easily recognized and is not disputed. So we cannot give might to justice, because might has gainsaid justice, and has declared that it is she herself who is just. And thus, being unable to make what is just strong, we have made what is strong just."
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Aoba
Does it have any sarcastic statements? In your review, you gave more pros than cons but gave 7.8. Why?

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MadaraUchiha
Akatsuki

(02-25-2017, 01:14 PM)Aoba Wrote: [Only registered and activated users can see links Click here to register]

" Justice is subject to dispute; might is easily recognized and is not disputed. So we cannot give might to justice, because might has gainsaid justice, and has declared that it is she herself who is just. And thus, being unable to make what is just strong, we have made what is strong just."
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Sindar
Retired Staff

(02-25-2017, 09:59 PM)MadaraUchiha Wrote: [Only registered and activated users can see links Click here to register]

It's completely off topic, but is Arrival set in Shanghai? I see those poster pictures with Oriental Pearl in the foreground.

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MadaraUchiha
Akatsuki

(02-25-2017, 10:15 PM)Sindar Wrote: [Only registered and activated users can see links Click here to register]

And, it's set primarily in the United States, but, China is also involved in some parts of the story..... Not sure about Shanghai, specifically......

" Justice is subject to dispute; might is easily recognized and is not disputed. So we cannot give might to justice, because might has gainsaid justice, and has declared that it is she herself who is just. And thus, being unable to make what is just strong, we have made what is strong just."
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Aoba
(02-25-2017, 09:59 PM)MadaraUchiha Wrote: [Only registered and activated users can see links Click here to register]
IS there any movie that you would give a 10? Or is that just superficial?

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Sindar
Retired Staff

(02-26-2017, 01:53 AM)MadaraUchiha Wrote: [Only registered and activated users can see links Click here to register]

And, it's set primarily in the United States, but, China is also involved in some parts of the story..... Not sure about Shanghai, specifically......
Yep, that's the one. I see, thanks =)

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MadaraUchiha
Akatsuki

(02-26-2017, 05:00 PM)Aoba Wrote: IS there any movie that you would give a 10? Or is that just superficial?

Obviously, no movie is perfect, but, I consider rewatch value as a contributing factor, apart from direction, acting, editing, score, etc..... So, for me, the movies which come close to 10 are The Dark Knight , Lord of the Rings The Return of the King, the first two Godfather movies......

" Justice is subject to dispute; might is easily recognized and is not disputed. So we cannot give might to justice, because might has gainsaid justice, and has declared that it is she herself who is just. And thus, being unable to make what is just strong, we have made what is strong just."
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Nel
Why do you like batman even now?
Don't you think you are a bit old for that?

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MadaraUchiha
Akatsuki

(03-10-2017, 02:35 AM)Nel Wrote: Why do you like batman even now?
Don't you think you are a bit old for that?
Have you even seen a Batman movie? Have you seen The Dark Knight? It's a movie that transcends the superhero genre, and it is a crime-drama....... And, Batman is not just for kids, he is for everyone....
How would you feel if I ask 'Why do you like anime even now? Don't you think you are a bit old for that?'....

" Justice is subject to dispute; might is easily recognized and is not disputed. So we cannot give might to justice, because might has gainsaid justice, and has declared that it is she herself who is just. And thus, being unable to make what is just strong, we have made what is strong just."
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