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  Rated PG · 106 minutes · 2017

Action, Adventure, Animated, Comedy
The improbably delightful 2014 The LEGO Movie found a brilliant game plan for turning a toy into a film: combining a child’s anarchic sense of play with a savvy adult’s perspective on how goofy yet inspired that play can look from a distance. The LEGO Batman Movie adds another level of self-awareness about the entire recent history of comic-book movies, spinning off The LEGO Movie’s breakout supporting character (again hilariously voiced by Will Arnett) as an emotionally isolated mess facing the latest plot by Joker (Zach Galifianakis). Once again the story is an intellectual property free-for-all, as a cavalcade of villains from the Wicked Witch of the West to Voldemort become part of the climactic battle. And it’s worth an additional star in the rating simply for the sick shade thrown at the DC cinematic universe. Most impressively, it finds a family-friendly way to make a story out of Batman’s trademark brooding loneliness—and if it’s perhaps not as perfect a complement to the LEGO brand as the original movie’s celebration of unfettered creativity, it’s still plenty inventive enough to make “LEGO Cinematic Universe” feel like a promise instead of a threat.


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Director: Chris McKay
Producer: Dan Lin, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Roy Lee, Jill Wilfert, Matthew Ashton, Will Allegra, Brad Lewis, Zareh Nalbandian, Steven Mnuchin, Benjamin Melniker and Michael Uslan
Cast: Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes, Siri, Zach Galifianakis, Jenny Slate, Jason Mantzoukas, Conan O'Brien, Doug Benson, Billy Williams, Zoë Kravitz, Kate Micucci, Riki Lindhome, Eddie Izzard, Seth Green, Jemaine Clement, Ellie Kemper, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Adam Devine, Héctor Elizondo, Mariah Carey, Lauren White, David Burrows, Laura Kightlinger, Brent Musburger, Ralph Garman, Chris Hardwick, Todd Hansen and Chris McKay

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Charleston City Paper The Lego Batman Movie is silly fun, with a little bit of heart too The Lego Batman Movie is a delightful satire of Batman as a pop culture icon, and a pretty decent Batman movie at the same time. The DC Comics Extended Universe, the Dark Knight trilogy, the first four Batman movies and even the old Batman TV show are referenced with a sly wink and smile. But that's not all: Voldemort, King Kong, and Sauron also appear. by Dan Hudak 02/15/2017
Inlander The Dork Knight A child's sense of goofy play reigns in The LEGO Batman Movie by Scott Renshaw 02/09/2017

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