The Lego Batman Movie

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Year of Release: 2017

Genre: Animated

Related to/Remake of: The Lego Movie

Directed By: Chris McKay

Music By: Lorne Balfe

Starring: Will Arnett (as Bruce Wayne/Batman) (voice), Zach Galifianakis (as The Joker) (voice), Michael Cera (as Dick Grayson/Robin) (voice), Rosario Dawson (as Barbara Gordon/Batgirl) (voice), Ralph Fiennes (as Alfred Pennyworth) (voice), and Jenny Slate (as Dr. Harleen Quinzel) (voice)

Basic Plot: Set in the Lego universe, Bruce Wayne/Batman must deal with a nefarious plan from the Joker who plans to destroy Gotham City (as usual).  Meanwhile, Batman must struggle with his out-of-control ego, and his unwillingness to work as part of a team.

Rating (Out of 4): 3

Pros: A movie that is clearly made for adults just as much as kids (maybe even more so), with lots of nods to the various incarnations of Batman both on the big and small screens.  An amazing voice cast that does top-notch work throughout the movie.  The first half hour is some of the funniest stuff you’ll see in an animated movie.

Cons: The movie’s pacing slows down a bit too much during the middle section.