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The Lego Batman Movie (2017)

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A cooler-than-ever Bruce Wayne must deal with the usual suspects as they plan to rule Gotham City, while discovering that he has accidentally adopted a teenage orphan who wishes to become his sidekick.

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Chris McKay

Writers:

Seth Grahame-Smith (screenplay by), Chris McKenna (screenplay by) | 12 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Arnett ... Batman / Bruce Wayne (voice)
Michael Cera ... Robin / Dick Grayson (voice)
Rosario Dawson ... Batgirl / Barbara Gordon (voice)
Ralph Fiennes ... Alfred Pennyworth (voice)
Siri Siri ... 'Puter (voice)
Zach Galifianakis ... Joker (voice)
Jenny Slate ... Harley Quinn (voice)
Jason Mantzoukas ... Scarecrow (voice)
Conan O'Brien ... The Riddler (voice)
Doug Benson ... Bane (voice)
Billy Dee Williams ... Two-Face (voice)
Zoë Kravitz ... Catwoman (voice)
Kate Micucci ... Clayface (voice)
Riki Lindhome ... Poison Ivy (voice)
Eddie Izzard ... Voldemort (voice)
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Storyline

There are big changes brewing in Gotham City, and if he 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.

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Rated PG for rude humor and some action | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In early casting, Guillermo del Toro and Steve Buscemi were the front runners for voicing Bane and The Joker, respectively. See more »

Goofs

Voldemort uses the spell Wingardium Leviosa. The spell Wingardium Leviosa is to make objects lift in the air, not people. The correct spell to lift a human in the air is Levicorpus. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Batman: [voice over] Black. All important movies start with a black screen... And music... Edgy, scary music that would make a parent or studio executive nervous... And logos... Really long and dramatic logos... Warner Bros. Why not "Warner Brothers"? I don't know... DC... The house that Batman built. Yeah, what, Superman? Come at me, bro. I'm your Kryptonite... Hmm... Not sure what RatPac does, but that logo is macho. I dig it... Okay. Get yourself ready for some... reading. "If you want ...
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Crazy Credits

The custom Warner Bros. Pictures/Warner Animation Group and DC logos, as well as the normal RatPac Entertainment logo, are commented on by Batman. See more »


Soundtracks

Superman Theme
Written by John Williams
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A Fun First Act That Falters Towards the End
21 April 2017 | by SquigglyCrunchSee all my reviews

The LEGO Batman Movie follows Batman as he accidentally adopts a child, meanwhile the Joker plots to take over Gotham City...again.

The movie starts out really good. The humor is spot on, the directing is solid, it was setting up to be a lot of fun, at the very least. And while it was fun, the plot wavers as it reaches it's climax.

It switches from the goofy, fun, and over-the-top tone that it'd been building up for it's entirety into an awfully serious, almost depressing movie. And while that isn't exactly a problem, the movie did a good enough job developing the characters through comedy and the like, it still had an atmosphere of seriousness, so a lot of the comedy was lost in that. I found it hard to laugh at a joke when the tone was constantly conflicting.

Furthermore, the movie is, like I said, fun, but also reasonably original. Or at least, it's not horribly formulaic. It follows a character with actual problems that people have, and it manages to have this all encompassing tone that is, while realistic, hilarious in how over-the-top it can be at the same time. But by the end it divulges into a formula-driven kids' movie. Characters make decisions that may not always make the most sense, and events take place that are just way out there. It becomes hard to enjoy towards the end, and even though there are a few tear-jerking moments, it still feels just a little off.

Probably the biggest disappointment was the animation. Yes, it's still LEGO, and yes it still looks great. But part of what made 'The LEGO Movie' so charming was the fact that it was made to look like stop motion (the frame rate was lowered). With this one that isn't the case. Everything is so smoothly animated that it almost doesn't matter that everything's made from LEGO bricks. I have no idea why this change was made, but it wasn't a welcome one.

Overall The LEGO Batman Movie is, while a lot of fun particularly at the beginning, it falters towards the end when it comes to conflicting tones and formulaic events. It wasn't a bad time at the movies, but the last act was a lot of flip-flopping. Sometimes it was really good, while other times it was hard to sit through. In the end I'd still recommend this movie, but by the standard that 'The LEGO Movie' set, it's not nearly as good as it could have been.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$53,003,468, 12 February 2017

Gross USA:

$175,750,384

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$311,950,384
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Color (ACES)| Color (Rec. 2020)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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