“Everything is awesome! Everything is cool when you’re part of a team! Everything is awesome…” After hearing that song, again and again, I know that The LEGO Movie (2014) will become one of my favorite animated movies of all time. Who wouldn’t? Aside from the catchy song, the entire movie was entertaining from start to end!
When I heard that they are doing a spin-off of that movie following the life of Batman, I was ecstatic! I mean who wouldn’t be excited? The LEGO Movie was amazing and having another would mean something cool is about to come.
And it did come… yesterday, February 9, 2017, was the Philippine premiere of The LEGO Batman Movie. As expected from an adult who still loves watching animated movies, I lined up for it together with my friends at Centrio Mall Cinema.
Theatrical Release Poster © Warner Bros. Pictures
What do you expect? It is still a Batman movie! It revolves around our caped crusader’s life, voiced by Will Arnett, and his everyday crime fighting with Gotham’s villains with a twist!
Of course, what do you expect from a LEGO movie… LEGO bricks! LEGO movies are hybrid animated films. Though it still uses a stop motion effect like the first film, we all know LEGO movies are created with the help of digital technology and a whole lot of LEGO products.
My Cinema Cents
I am not really a Batman fan, but I almost watched every movie about him except Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016). So roughly, I know a thing or two about this guy. So, what’s the difference? Well, it’s made of LEGO! Hahaha…
Seriously, this movie is hilarious! From the opening scene till the end, I enjoyed it. I keep on laughing especially with all the references and the pun they used. Almost every scene has a funny concept embedded on it. And I like Alfred Pennyworth, the butler, for obvious reasons that he is voiced by Ralph Fiennes!
If you are a Batman fan, you will find this movie a bit different. Considering the fact it was made as a family film, some expected dark scenes was lessened. I literally mean dark, as in the element of a Batman movie with dark hues all around. It was replaced with red and orange hues. And with the introduction of Robin in the movie, expect flashy colors.
The Batman in this movie is exaggeratedly egocentric. The previous Batman movies gave us a dark and mysterious feel, while in this movie, he is quite different. Our hero’s character development was smoothly established with added fun, as in lots of it!
This one has a catchy song, but I think “Everything is Awesome” is still my favorite LEGO movie theme song as of the moment.
The movie is rated Parental Guidance (PG) due to some materials not suitable for children without adult supervision. It runs 1 hour and 44 minutes. Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure.
IMDB – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4116284/