With the recent passing of Adam West, what better time than to watch a BATMAN movie? I received the opportunity to watch THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE for the first time and was super stoked. I love anything to do with BATMAN and I've only heard good things about this one. So, did it live up to its Batty-goodness?
THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE is directed by Chris McKay and stars Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes, Zach Galifanakis, and more. The story revolves around Bruce Wayne, aka Batman, as he deals with his every day villains who try to take over Gotham City. Meanwhile, he discovers that he accidentally adopted a teenage orphan who wishes to become his sidekick.
This was a fun, lighthearted action story that will take you on a fun adventure. It has just the right combination of action and comedy, which is refreshing. Typically, there's not a lot of humor in Batman stories, but this one has plenty of laughs to go around while still kicking ass. The ending helped bring it all together and was my favorite part.
The characters were lovable and chalk full of personality. I loved hearing Will Arnett's voice come out of Batman - he has the perfect cocky persona and he continually made me laugh. Michael Cera as Robin is the most ridiculously fantastic combo ever. Then Zach Galifianakis as Joker...pure perfection! Overall, they did a phenomenal job with casting for the characters and I think it wouldn't have been the same without them.
Plus, I will say the soundtrack was wickedly awesome! A little something for everyone including, "I Just Died in Your Arms Tonight" by The Cutting Crew, "Man in the Mirror" by Alex Aiono, "Invincible" by Kristen Arian, and much more.
In the end, if you're looking for a fun story packed full of action and adventure, THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE is definitely the one for you. Are you team Batman? Let us know!
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