Today is the day parents and children alike can rejoice. Today marks the release of the all-new LEGO Batman Movie. This is an early prediction, but at the very least, we’re talking best-animated film for the first half of 2017. It’s that good.

We already know there’s nothing Batman can’t do. He’s rich, he fights crime, everyone loves him, and he has every cool gadget anybody could ever want. But each time he saves the day, his routine is to go home, eat seafood, and watch Jerry Maguire. So that leaves the question, “Does LEGO Batman have any friends?” And the unfortunate answer to that is no.

In the most adorable way possible (because this is a LEGO movie), LEGO Batman (voiced by Will Arnett) hurts the Joker’s feelings by telling him he meant nothing to him. I mean, it’s the only G-rated thing we could expect to create a legit antagonist in here.

The real turning point in the movie is when Gotham City gets a new police commissioner in Barbara Gordon (voiced by Rosario Dawson ). This is no thrill because everyone knows he’s a loner, yet, he can’t keep his eyes off of her.

LEGO Batman

If that wasn’t amazing enough after he blesses a local orphanage with Batman merch (merchandise), a little orphan boy named Dick Grayson (voiced by Michael Cera) becomes starstruck, follows him around, and eventually finesses his way into adoption (and the whole process that took place to do so was hilarious).

I honestly can’t find anything wrong with this movie. The comedy is good for kids and even better for adults, the music is great, it’s a perfect runtime at 104 minutes, and it takes better shots at Marvel than an actual DC Universe film. I give The LEGO Batman Movie 10 out of 10. Batman raps, he rocks, and if you’re trying to get into his secret lair, I’ll give you a hint at his top-secret password: “I hate Iron Man!”


-Jon J.

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