The LEGO lives on: LEGO Batman Movie lives up to all expectations


Tara Anastasoff

Released on February 10, The LEGO Batman Movie brought many laughs to moviegoers.

Emmett Schindler, Editor-in-Chief

The creators of the box office sensation The LEGO Movie produced yet another masterpiece in their most recent animation of The LEGO Batman Movie. Playing off the Batman character of the first film, the audience dives into the life and story of the LEGO superhero.

Once again, the supervillains of Gotham attempt to take over the city, but with the power of his gadgets and heavy metal bat music, Batman, voiced by Will Arnett, saves the day. However, the physical skirmish quickly turns into an emotional battle between the Joker, voiced by Zach Galifianakis, and Batman after the latter claims that he “fights around.” The Joker then takes his utter sadness and devises the ultimate plan to destroy the city and prove to Batman that he truly needs him.

After the Joker and his super evil colleagues began their occupation plan of Gotham, Barbara Gordon (voiced by Rosario Dawson), the new police commissioner, proposes to Batman they need to work as a team to save the day. Of course, this troubles Batman, as he starts to deal with his life problem of loneliness.

The movie provided great reasonings behind some of the characteristics of Batman movies that often go unexplained. For example, it explains how Batman basically adopted his sidekick Robin and how Barbara Gordon ultimately became Batgirl. The creators left no strings unattached and connected all the storylines together.

While movie-goers perceive this movie, along with The LEGO Movie, as primarily for a younger audience, the jokes appeal to teens and adults as well. The creators do a phenomenal job extending the type of humor for this movie. Along with their wide range audience, they excel in spreading their message. Despite the movie mainly serving as a funny and exciting comedy, it sends a strong message that working as a team overpowers working solo.

The LEGO-based movies need to keep rolling in the theaters. They have yet to fail in making anyone with a heartbeat laugh and realize that all of us resemble a LEGO on the inside.

The Chant’s grade: A