Movie Review: The LEGO Batman Movie (Blu-ray Combo Pack)

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.

The LEGO Batman Movie was directed by Chris McKay from a screenplay written by Seth Grahame-Smith, Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Jared Stern and John Whittington and features the voices talents of Will Arnett who reprises his starring role from “The LEGO Movie,” as the voice of LEGO Batman, aka Bruce Wayne. The film also features Zach Galifianakis starring as The Joker; Michael Cera as the orphan Dick Grayson; Rosario Dawson as Barbara Gordon; and Ralph Fiennes as Alfred.

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. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham City, 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.

The LEGO Batman Movie follows our hero who isn’t much of a team player in the beginning plus he’s pretty much gotten bored chasing around the Joker so he decides to cheat a little and send him to the Phantom Zone. Yeah, he swipes Superman’s device but it ends up backfiring on him a little. Bats also ends up getting a crush on Barbara Gordon who is now the new Commissioner of Gotham and accidentally adopts Richard “Dick” Grayson who ends up becoming Robin. We all know that so it’s no spoiler. Anyway, Bats accidentally releases a swarm of big bad monsters (other cinematic properties) upon Gotham and he has to find a way to work with others to defeat them and send them back to the Phantom Zone. There’s also some lessor known DC villains who get a little screen time. In the end, Batman learns a valuable lesson about team work and trusting others and with his new friends, they ultimately save the day.

Okay, I really liked everything about this fun movie and it’s everything I was hoping it would be which is animated LEGO cheesiness at it’s best. Chris McKay worked on The LEGO Movie so he was already familiar with how these movies are made and how they should flow. McKay was given the opportunity to helm The LEGO Batman Movie and he did a fantastic job telling the story and bringing this amazing animated world to life. I have to give a huge props to the talented animators too because they created this detailed universe and these wonderful characters. There’s also the talented cast who bring these fun characters to life. Will Arnett does such a great job voicing the hero plus he’s able to deliver a much cheesier side to him. I mean, you can’t help but laugh when he starts singing the original Batman theme and turns it into beatboxing. It’s pure comedy gold!

The packaging comes with a slipcover/o-card. The front of the packaging features the artwork you see up top and the back includes movie details, an image and list of special features. Each disc also features their own individual artwork. The artwork on the discs is not in color. Inserting the disc, the menu screen was simple and easy to navigate. The picture and sound quality for the high-definition disc were crisp and clear. The picture and sound quality for the standard-definition disc were really good. I didn’t have any issues with the video and audio.

Bottom line is, I had been anxiously waiting on The LEGO Batman Movie to arrive ever since it was first annnounced after The LEGO Movie did so good back in 2014 and let me tell you it did not disappoint. We got to meet this version of Batman in that movie and now he’s gotten his own cheesy LEGO adventure. I really like the whole look and style that goes into these fun LEGO movies and this one shows off a side of the Dark Knight that we’ve never seen before – a much sillier side. Hey, you gotta love Batman making fun of Batman! I hope WB keeps this creative team together and allows them to crank many more LEGO movies because they simply get it right and they know what the fans want to see. The LEGO Batman Movie will be available on Blu-ray+DVD+Digital Combo Pack on June 13th and is a must have. If you enjoyed The LEGO Movie and you’re a Batman fan then you’re going to get a kick out of this!

Distributor: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

Run Time: 104 Minutes

Rated: PG

Blu-ray Video: 1080p High-Definition Widescreen (2.39:1)

Blu-ray Audio: English Dolby Atmos / TrueHD 7.1 / DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 / EDA / French and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1

DVD Video: Widescreen Presentation (2.39:1)

DVD Audio: English, French and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1

Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish

Special Features: Good Stuff! All of the special features, including interviews with filmmakers, new original shorts, featurettes, deleted scenes and 360° videos, can be experienced in an entirely new, dynamic and immersive manner on tablets and mobile phones using the Warner Bros. Movies All Access App, available for both iOS and Android devices. When purchased digitally and redeemed on UltraViolet, the Warner Bros. Movies All Access App allows users to watch the movie and simultaneously experience synchronized content related to any scene, simply by rotating their device. Synchronized content is presented on the same screen while the movie is playing, thus enabling users to quickly learn more about any scene, such as actor biographies, scene locations, fun trivia, or image galleries. Also, users can share movie clips with friends on social media and experience other immersive content. The Movies All Access app is available for download on the iTunes App Store and Google Play Store.

  • Original Animation Shorts (07:30)
  1. Dark Hoser
  2. Batman is Just Not That Into You
  3. Cooking with Alfred
  4. Movie Sound Effects: How Do They Do That?
  • The Master: A LEGO Ninjago Short (05:23)
  • Deleted Scenes (07:00)
  • Featurettes
  1. One Brick at a Time: Making the Lego Batman Movie (16:10)
  2. Rebrick Contest Winners (02:47)
  3. Inside Wayne Manor (02:36)
  4. Brick by Brick: Making of the LEGO Batman (03:50)
  5. Behind the Brick (04:13)
  6. Me and My Mini Fig (00:56)
  • Film Trailers #1 (01:59) #2 (02:39) #3 (02:34)
  • Lego Life Trailer (00:40)
  • Social Promos
  1. Follow Me Online (00:31)
  2. Don’t Skip (00:21)
  3. Happy Holidays Jingle (00:25)
  4. Batsby New Year’s (00:24)
  5. Team Cutdown (01:53)
  6. Comic Con Panel (02:55)
  • Director and Crew Commentary
  • Digital HD Copy

 

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