The Lego Batman Movie

The Lego Batman Movie

Valerie Arevalos, Arts and Entertainment Editor

After the great reviews on the 2014 “Lego Movie”, 2017 introduced the greatly requested, “Lego Batman Movie.” The film was released Feb. 10, and as of now, comes with great reviews and happy viewers.

The basic plot of the film consists of the Joker (voiced by Zach Galifianakis) attempting to take over Gotham (shocker) but the situation gets out of hand when Batman (Will Arnett) takes his “vigilante” title for granted.

More characters such as Alfred (Ralph Fiennes) and Robin (Michael Cera), as well as Barbara Gordon (Rosario Dawson), help Batman throughout the way as they battle the villains and Batman’s own solitude.

The theater was filled with laughs and giggles, from not only the youngsters in the theater, but also the adults.

Surprisingly, the film wasn’t as filled with fluff and straightforward morality lessons, but touched themes that both children and adults could understand and appreciate, such as the effects of solitude.

The movie wasn’t in any way inappropriate, thankfully, despite Michael Cera’s typical humor in films.

That resulted as the best quality in the film – the humor, I mean. It was witty and clever and would occasionally call out other films, such as Suicide Squad and practically everything-Superman-related.

Despite the initial reluctance to actually pay to see a “Lego Movie”, I definitely didn’t regret the experience. I left the theater with a grin seemingly permanent on my face, as I tried to pinpoint my favorite scene (and I actually still can’t say what scene was my favorite).

Before you actually see the movie, however, just remember that all great movies start with a dramatic black screen, and end with a blank white one.