The First LEGO BATMAN MOVIE Reviews All Agree That The Film Is A Must-See

The live-action Batman film may be experiencing turmoil, but WB always delivers on their animated adaptations and The Lego Batman Movie is no exception as it's drawing comparisons to Deadpool.

Thinking about going to see The Lego Batman Movie next week when the film opens in theaters on February 10? Check out a few reviews below which all agree that the 3D computer-animated action-comedy is just as good if not better than 2014's critically acclaimed The Lego Movie.  

Of course, among a few of the glowing reviews, some critics couldn't help but take shots at the DCEU and Zack Snyder's dark rendition of the Caped Crusader.  Others immediately zeroed in on comparisons to Ryan Reynold's Deadpool which are sure to put a few extra seats in theaters.  While it's easy to take shots at the DCEU right now, perhaps there are indeed a few things to be learned from the impending box office success and critical acclaim that awaits the Chris McKay directed animated feature next week? 

Bleeding Cool
"Without a shadow of a doubt, this is the best Batman movie I have ever seen... proof that they could have made a Deadpool-for-kids if they’d actually wanted to."

The Guardian
"This is basically Deadpool for juniors."

"It’s tough to get nit-picky with a film that finds chortles in everything from the Batmobile’s lack of seat-belts to Robin’s lack of trousers. Maybe DC will take the hint and inject a little more humour into their live-action fare…"

"The Lego world is all about the unfettered imagination of a child let loose in a toy box, and that's what this film delivers. Yes, it's a big toy advert, but from the jokey opening titles and frenetic first act it's a joyous and uncynical romp through a world where anything can happen, with a few life lessons along the way."

"The usually dark world of Batman is reimagined with insane energy and vibrancy. The quality of animation ensures each one of its blocky characters bursts with life and emotion. I particularly love how McKay and his writers have – very much in the spirit of LEGO – mixed-and-matched elements from other Batman stories and adaptations."

Digital Spy
"If there's a disappointment, it's that the LEGO aspect of the film is rather sidelined. Yes, everything is still made of that beautifully tactile plastic but there are precious few building sequences. Why have one of the greatest toys and not play with it? Rather, it seems McKay and co. are more interested in mocking the superhero genre, from ribbing Suicide Squad, and the ridiculous idea of getting criminals to fight other criminals, to taking super-villains (Condiments Man, anyone?) to the lunatic extreme.

While The LEGO Batman Movie does get bogged down in too much plot, there's no question it's a refreshing kick up the Bat-side for a character who has, perhaps, been overused in cinema of late. But the really tricky outcome for Warners, the studio behind this and the live-action Batman films, is that this version is a lot more appealing than spending time in Snyder's current, dour take on the DC universe."

The Telegraph
"And as with the first Lego film, the animators’ ingenuity in rendering, via computer graphics, everything the story demands in trademarked plastic bricks is both a creative triumph and a masterstroke of brand extension. There’s no grand entreaty this time to rebuild the world around you rather than settling for a life lived by the instruction book. But its portrayal of the joy of collaborative play remains as fluorescently persuasive as ever. I watched, I laughed, I ordered the sets."

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The LEGO® Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – LEGO Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure: “The LEGO® Batman Movie.” But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.
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