Early Reviews Are In: Everything is Awesome With The LEGO Batman Movie!

The LEGO Batman Movie already made its debut in many parts of the globe, and with it comes its first slew of film reviews that all point to one thing: everything is simply awesome about this film! Screen Rant was quick to step up into the action to share a (partial) list of reviews from major news and media outlet. We’re reposting these spoiler-free reviews right here to whet our appetites, as we eagerly wait for the film’s worldwide launch this Friday. Check these out.

“Don’t tell Ben Affleck – he seems sad enough already – but the actor has just been made surplus to requirements by one and a half inches of moulded plastic.”

Robbie Collin (Daily Telegraph (UK))

 

“The movie is chock-full of meta-references, one-liners and in-jokes (a cinema in the background is playing Two Shades of Grey, for example).”

Steve Rose (The Guardian)

 

“Boasting more pop-culture references than plastic bricks – everything from The Matrix to King Kong gets a nod – the film isn’t above ripping on other previous superhero failures, with Suicide Squad coming in for a bashing.”

James Mottram (South China Morning Post)

“This is a Batman who isn’t battling the demons of his deceased parents – instead he just misses them. (And, thank heavens, we aren’t subjected to yet another depiction of poor Thomas and Martha Wayne being murdered.)”

Mike Ryan (Uproxx)

 

“Just when it appeared we’d reached peak superhero, those wily folks at Warner Bros. find another way to re-package the Caped Crusader and the other denizens of the DC Comics stable – one that also manages to ally them to the world’s most popular toy brand.”

Neil Smith (Games Radar)

 

“Will Arnett’s plastic vigilante delivers more entertainment in the first ten seconds of this Lego spoof than Affleck managed in the entirety of the dour Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

Andy Lea (Daily Star)

“Yet, in quite remarkable fashion, away from the consistent stream of gags – as a film that takes something of a scattergun approach – this is actually, and arguably, the most intimate study of the eponymous role in the character’s existence.”

Stefan Pape (HeyUGuys)

 

“As with the first film, it’s the little details and character moments that stay with you. Scenes of Batman alone in his giant super-cave, hunched in front of his microwave and eating dinner alone on a little Rosebud Bat Boat unexpectedly move you in ways LEGO mini figures really shouldn’t.”

Michael Coldwell (Starbust)

 

As mentioned, this is just a partial list as we expect more reviews to come in once TLBM is in full swing. Are you ready to go Bat-crazy at the cinemas this Friday? Count as in! Thanks to Screen Rant for sharing these pretty neat reviews.

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