Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The LEGO Batman Movie (2017)

Director: Chris McKay. Voices: Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes, Zach Galifianakis, Jenny Slate, Conan O'Brien, Billy Dee Williams, Zoë Kravitz, Eddie Izzard. 104 min. Rated PG. Denmark/USA. Animation.

The new norm of recent years has been to create children's animation that works on two levels: fun for kids, messages for adults. The successful Lego Movie adhered to the same formula, so they thought to apply it to a Lego Batman movie, but the other way around: a complicated adult message ... addressed to kids. As a result, kids got confused figuring out existential concepts such as 'appreciating your enemy's presence by hating them a lot'; because believe it or not, that's what this movie was about. At the end, my 5-year-old said: "I like Robin more than Batman."

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