Last weekend I had the privilege of taking my two oldest sons with two of their friends to see the LEGO® Batman Movie. I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect – I’ve only ever seen one other LEGO movie, and it wasn’t a super hero movie. So I went into the theater expecting my boys to love it and me not so much.
So the movie. The LEGO Batman Movie was far beyond my expectations. I laughed. Often. I was moved (by LEGO people no less). And I enjoyed every minute of the movie. Well, there was that one very brief moment when I plugged my ears and closed my eyes because it got a little scary. I can guarantee you I was the only one in the theater who thought that. (Hello, my name is Amy and I have a big problem with suspenseful scenes in movies that my seven-year-old thinks are tame.)
Anyway, this movie is all about Batman and his relationships (or lack thereof). It’s really, really funny. I’m hoping to take my little boys (age 7) to see this movie as well because it was so good I don’t even mind seeing it again in the theaters! I don’t want to give away any secrets and writing a movie review is so difficult, but here’s the thing. This movie has a lot of moments that are humorous for adults — all very tasteful, but references that we would get that our kids probably wouldn’t. Like references to the old Batman movies. It is also very funny and enjoyable for the small crowd.
“The LEGO Batman movie was far better than the first LEGO movie. There were tons of hilarious jokes. And, I mean, it was Batman so the fighting was hilarious and awesome.” Jonathan (age 15)
“My favorite part of the movie was when Batman was in his pajamas and he was waiting for the Lobster meal to come out of the microwave – because it was funny. I want to see it again.” Caleb (age 10)
“I liked the LEGO Batman movie. One reason I liked it was that it had very funny jokes. Another reason that I liked it is that it was animated to look like a stop motion. I would recommend it to anybody who likes a funny family movie.” Chris
“The lego batman movie was great. I enjoyed the humor and the way characters were portrayed. I would highly recommend this movie.” Benjamin
At one point, LEGO Batman changes from his Batman costume into his pajamas and is on the screen very briefly in his underwear. Very briefly. That was the one and only thing that might have made me raise my eyebrows if I had not been laughing.
If you are thinking about taking your kids to see the LEGO Batman movie I highly recommend it!
In theaters Friday, February 10 in 3D, 2D and IMAX
Rated PG for “rude humor and some action.”
Running time: 104 mins.