Batman (voice of Will Arnett) defends Gotham City from criminals and supervillains while bonding with a young orphan (Michael Cera) he accidentally adopted -- who, of course, eventually becomes his sidekick Robin. This spin-off of The Lego Movie also features the voices of Rosario Dawson as Batgirl, Zach Galifianakis as the Joker, and Ralph Fiennes as Batman's loyal butler Alfred Pennyworth. Directed by Chris McKay (Robot Chicken). ~ Daniel Gelb, Rovi
Director Chris McKay
Cast: Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Zach Galifianakis, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes
Release Date: Feb 10, 2017
Rated PG for Rude Humor and Some Action
Runtime: 1 hr. 44 min.
Genres: Action/Adventure, Animated, Comedy
The Lego Batman Movie is a worthy follow up to The Lego Movie. It’s not as thoroughly enjoyable as The Lego Movie but it hits more often than it misses. Will Arnett returns as the blocky caped crusader and he’s clearly having a ball. Michael Cera costars as the overly eager to please Robin. They both play off each other very well along with Rosario Dawson and Ralph Fiennes who round out the hero side of things. Zach Galifianakis is just as much fun as the Lego Joker. The plot itself is more simplistic than The Lego Movie but it’s filled with enough jokes and bat references to keep most adults laughing for the better part of the films running time. Its visual flare and cast are enough to overlook most of its minor flaws.