Lego Batman Movie

Why Lego Batman Movie is a Nerds Dream

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LEGO Batman Movie has a shout-out for all fandoms and nerds and it’s full of DC and fandom references for parents and kids alike.  I was invited by Warner Bro’s to attend the pre-screening event in Albuquerque, NM yesterday and let me tell you, it was Freakin’ Awesome!! Awesome to to a level that will make die hard geeks squeal with delight and is undoubtedly going to create many new, young fans for DC. I took Oliver as my date and we both loved the whole experience, but rest assured, as much as it is for the kids, you parents are going to have plenty to laugh at.

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The LEGO® Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – LEGO Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, 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.

 

Will Arnett reprises his starring role from “The LEGO Movie” as the voice of LEGO Batman, aka Bruce Wayne. Zach Galifianakis (“Muppets Most Wanted,” the “Hangover” films) stars as The Joker; Michael Cera (TV’s “Arrested Development”) as the orphan Dick Grayson; Rosario Dawson (TV’s “Daredevil”) as Barbara Gordon; and Ralph Fiennes (the “Harry Potter” films) as Alfred.

 

Rated PG

There may be spoilers ahead! No bitching! You’ve been warned!

SO in true Warner Bro’s style and following the Lego Movie tradition, where we were first introduced to lovable a$$-hole Batman (Will Arnet) in the medium of tiny plastic bricks – the LEGO Batman Movie is every fandoms dream. It opens with our hero being moody, brooding, and awesome as he saves Gotham from the likes of every super villain down to Condiment Man (to quote the movie, “it’s worth the Google”) led by none other than the Joker (Zack Galafanakis). Joker and Batman share a moment  of heartbreak when Batman declares he doesn’t really have a bad guy (he likes to fight around!) Brokenhearted Joker devises a plan to release all the Bad Guys from the Phantom Realm to destroy Batman and Gotham City.

Mean while, Batman accidentally adopts Dick Grayson (Robin) while in the stupor of infatuation with the new Commissioner Gordon and cue the hilarity of a family dynamic. The parenting hilarity that ensues from Alfred/Batman/Robin is pretty damned accurate and I was laughing out loud at their parenting struggles and re-evaluating my position to make sure I’m not the Batman of the parents (I’m not) and mentally noting which kid is doe-eyed Robin.

Back to the Bad Guys and rejoicing of fandoms everywhere. Once Joker succeeds in his plan, we are joined by LEGO Villains such as Voldemort, The Eye of Sauron, Godzilla, The Wicked Witch and more that I can’t even begin to describe the giddiness of my inner GEEK. And if you’re not a geek of epic proportions, the characters will instruct you to “Ask your nerd friends,” – to quote Alfred dressed at 1960’s Batman in LEGO.

This truly is a masterpiece for both Master Builders and Comic Fans. You’re going to love the Batman group of unrelated associates that fight crime together (the, family), the direct Justice League burn and so many Geek references you will need google.

Oh, and the kid enjoyed it too. Seriously though, it’s packed with action, and crime fighting, and a couple subtle butt jokes that had my 7 year old rolling. We love Batman, because he’s an attainable superhero. You can very well be Batman without radiation, spiderbit and other weird shit that turns you heroic, so combine the BEST super hero ever and the BEST toy ever – you can’t go wrong. Way to go Warner Brothers.  Slam Dunk.

LEGO Batman Movie is opening in theaters on February 10th 2017. Grab your partner in crime and make a date to see #LEGOBatmanMovie – in theaters FRIDAY https://tickets.legobatman.com/

 

 

 

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41 Comments

  • Danasia February 6, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    Sounds like a pretty cute movie! I love family movies to watch with my cousins.

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  • LaaLaa February 6, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    LMAO at the ‘oh and the kid enjoyed it too’ it’s so good to find a movie that adults and children can like together! x

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  • Jen Cowan February 6, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    LOL – I gave away 20 sets of tickets this past weekend for preview, I’m so sad to miss it. I love when there is adult humor that just goes all over the kiddos heads. It makes it so much more fun.

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  • louise joy February 6, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    I might have to go see this. I thought the first lego movie would have been just for kids but actually ended up going to see it on a date! x

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  • sar_ii February 6, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    I often enjoy the kids movies way more than most ?

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  • Sarah Bailey February 6, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    It funny how we adults often enjoy movies that are supposedly for kids as much as, if not even more than the kids themselves. It sounds like this is one of those movies and I’m sure that I will be seeing this one at some point.

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  • Lynne Harper February 6, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    I love kids movies lol, always so easy to watch plus I love the added adult jokes. My 5-year-old would love this movie, I’m going to try and take him over the holidays x

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  • StressedMum February 6, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    I remember going to see a lego movie with my Daughter when she was younger she loved it x

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  • sar_ii February 6, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    This one is great, especially if you liked Batman from the original Lego movie

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  • Healthy & Psyched February 6, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    I’m sorry I don’t want to read the whole post because I’m going to see it. But it’s good to know (from the opening paragraph) that it won’t disappoint!

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  • Christy February 6, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    We’re a family of Nerds over here! We’re all super excited about this movie. Love that there’s a bunch of DC and Fandom references. I can’t wait!

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  • sar_ii February 6, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!!

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  • Harriet from Toby & Roo February 6, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    We’re taking the boys to see this! Can’t wait, they will love it! H x

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  • Jodie February 6, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    Glad you enjoyed it just as much! It sounds better than i would have thought x

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  • hannah February 6, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    This is one of the movies that I want to see, it sounds amazing x

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  • Ana De- Jesus February 6, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    My friend is 26 and he is still so excited to go and see Lego Batman which is cool! I love the sound of it as well!

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  • Whatlauraloves February 7, 2017 at 12:33 am

    Sounds like it is going to be a great film. My friend and her kids would love this! xxx

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  • Priyadarshini Rajendran February 7, 2017 at 4:24 am

    Cool.. will try to go with my LO.

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  • Debra February 7, 2017 at 4:54 am

    Great review! sounds like everyone will get something out of this one.

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  • Rhian Westbury February 7, 2017 at 9:42 am

    I can not wait to see this movie and I am hoping to go on Saturday *fingers crossed* x

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  • Stephanie Merry February 7, 2017 at 10:30 am

    I really want to see this film – the trailers look so good! x

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  • Anosa February 7, 2017 at 10:56 am

    DC and Warner Brothers movie fans would definitely see this movie. I might watch this with my friends.

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  • Natasha Mairs February 7, 2017 at 11:16 am

    I cant wait to see this. My kids would really love to watch this movie too

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  • L February 7, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    I’m not really into this kind of genre but my dad is a big kid and would love this!

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  • Rachel February 7, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    My nephew is going to see this at the weekend and honestly it is all he has talked about for weeks x

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  • Jade February 7, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    I didn’t read the full review as I was worried there may be some spoilers the more I read. We are going to see this next week, I’m glad you said that there is funny parts for the parents x

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  • Angela Key Milnes February 7, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    Absolutely sounds like a good movies! My kids can’t wait to watch on february 10

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  • Lianne February 7, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    I’m looking forward to watching this with the family! 🙂

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  • Tina February 7, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    I have seen the Lego movie, or overheard it from another room, at least a bazillion times now (that is now an accurate form of measurement in my house). I laugh out loud every time! Our 3 oldest (8,6,4) are so excited for this one. Okay, and Mommy and Daddy. So happy to hear it won’t be a waste of time or money.

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  • sar_ii February 7, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    You’re going to love it!!

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  • Jen February 8, 2017 at 2:16 am

    We loved the Lego movie and are super excited to see this one too. Glad to hear that it live up to the expectations.

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  • Charlotte February 8, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    I would love to watch this! My daughter is far too girlie and probably couldn’t be convinced so I will have to watch it without her. x

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  • shannon ritchie February 8, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    Even at my age I love the lego movies! This one looks great!

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  • Baby Isabella February 8, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    We saw the trailers and it looks funny. Might wait until it comes out on DVD or Sky Store as can’t justify the prices these days to go to the cinema x

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  • KatrinaJeanCarter February 8, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    I love how Lego is incorporating more known characters. I am a Batman fan so count me innnn!!!

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  • MELANIE EDJOURIAN February 8, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    This looks like it would be great to watch with my little ones. I am sure they will love it.

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  • Fashion and Style Police February 8, 2017 at 11:54 pm

    This sounds like a lovely movie. Would love to see it.

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  • Louise February 9, 2017 at 6:01 am

    I’m taking the kids to see this next week. Oscar is really excited as he’s a massive Batman fan 🙂 We’re thinking of going to see Sing as well.

    Louise x

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    • sar_ii February 9, 2017 at 6:04 am

      Ooh I just loved SING!!

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  • Leah Lander-Shafik February 9, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    My nephews and niece would love this! Love your post about it – definitely makes me want to go and see it! x

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  • Lyndsey February 15, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    Aww sounds fab for kids must take the nieces!

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