Movie of the Week: The LEGO Batman Movie

Let’s see how February 2017 at the movies kicks off with what I like to consider a quasi-superhero animated adventure flick. I consider Batman a cinematic draw considering the success and reward the character has given studios over the years and The LEGO Batman Movie must be poised to capitalize off the success of The LEGO Movie, and reach audiences of all ages in this animated spin on the legendary comic character. Basically, this movie follows a brick version Bruce Wayne as he tries to juggle his responsibilities as Gotham City’s celebrated Caped Crusader and new foster parent to orphan Dick Grayson.

Voice Cast: Will Arnett, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Cera, Zack Galifianakis, Rosario Dawson, Seth Green, Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum and Zoë Kravitz.

Director: Chris McKay

Writers: Seth Grahame-Smith, Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Jared Stern and John Whittington

What am I expecting to see?: Ideally, a crowd-pleasing combination of wit and humor mixed with some degree of action and adventure. I think this movie has great potential to be a hot item for a while and I believe that The LEGO Batman Movie can deliver on every promise it will make to its audience.


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