Film Review - LEGO BATMAN: THE MOVIE Author: Bill "Jett" Ramey (Follow @BATMANONFILM)
May 21, 2013
OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: Lex Luthor takes jealousy to new heights when fellow billionaire Bruce Wayne wins the Man of the Year Award. To top Wayne’s accomplishment, Lex begins a campaign for President – and to create the atmosphere for his type of fear-based politics, he recruits The Joker to perfect a Black LEGO Destructor Ray. While wreaking havoc on Gotham, Lex successfully destroys Batman's technology – forcing the Caped Crusader to reluctantly turn to Superman for help.
If you have no tolerance for anything “Batman” that’s geared for a young – and in this case, I really men young – audience, then LEGO BATMAN: THE MOVIE isn’t for you.
However, if you have young kids (or are planning on having them at some point in your life) and want to introduce them to the world of Batman, ahem, gently, then this movie is definitely a must-have.
Really y’all, does anyone think that a child’s introduction into Batman should be THE DARK KNIGHT? Hell, I cut my Bat-Teeth on the 60’s TV show and went on to become one fine and upstanding Bat-Citizen!
When it comes to the story, yeah, I’ll admit it was a tad bland. From doing a bit of research on the project before seeing it/writing this review, I discovered that it actually consists of videogame cut-scenes, combined with new stuff, to make an hour-plus movie.
Hey, that’s OK by me because the mission – making a Batman/DCU film for the very younger audience so that they might one day become big Batman/DCU fans – was accomplished.