The Lego Batman Movie is a light hearted romp with a touching deeper meaning and a hilarious adventure. Starting quite satirically, the whole movie is a laugh riot of quick paced humor.
The movie begins with Batman (Will Arnett) saving Gotham City from the Joker (yet again), but this time the Joker (Zach Galifianakis) is accompanied by a colorful array of ridiculous villains such as Condiment King and Clay Face. Events then play out and the dilemma of the whole film is introduced when Batman’s butler, Alfred (Ralph Fiennes) confronts him about being lonely and yearning for a family. After this confrontation, Batman’s personal journey commences, first by the appointment of a new police commissioner, Barbara Gordon (Rosario Dawson) and from the adoption of an orphan boy, Richard Grayson (Michael Cera). From these two events, Batman begins to learn that working with other people in a team, mightn’t be as bad as he thought.
Not only is the movie funny, but it is also quite supportive of women’s rights, through the character, Police Commissioner Barbara Gordon, who is independent, smart, and strong, setting a powerful example for young women and girls. In addition to this the show breaks the barrier that men have to lack emotion, as in the end Batman learns to be vulnerable and get in touch with his emotions.
The one thing that solely stood out in the plot, though, was the fact that the director made it possible for all age groups to connect, using different eras of Batman to show change and appeal to a larger audience.
All in all, this movie was thoroughly enjoyable with its share of sweetness as well as a large dose of humor. I would recommend this to anyone seeking a fun show to lighten the mood.