The LEGO Batman Movie (2017) Saturday, 28 March 2020

The LEGO Batman Movie (2017)

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    PG: Mild themes and animated violence.

  • The pitch:

    All important movies start with a black screen.

  • Starring:

    (voices of): Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes, Zach Galifianakis, Jenny Slate, Jason Mantzoukas, Conan O'Brien, Doug Benson, Billy Dee Williams, Zoë Kravitz, Kate Micucci, Riki Lindhome, Eddie Izzard

  • Directed by:

    Chris McKay

  • Running time:

    104 minutes

  • Rated:

    PG (Australia), U (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    Characters are shot at, gassed, frozen, thrown/blasted through the air, kicked, punched, hit by a car, karate-kicked, imprisoned, captured in a giant box, hit with objects, levitated, impaled, turned into animals/objects, near-crushed, egged. Plane filled with dynamite/bombs/C-4 exposives hijacked, mid-air battle/people fall from a damaged aircraft, helicopter shot down. A truck slams into a car, car rollover. Explosions, burning city/objects, spewing lava. Mass property/city destruction, bomb explodes bridge, a tall building collapses. A cat blackens after being struck by lava. Objects knocked off desk, smashed glass/mirrors. Trophy (weapons) cabinet. Panic, screaming, arguing. Acid moat, ring of napalm, jaws of death, looting, tail gunner for the Royal Air Force mentioned. Characters say "I hate you" to one another. Blood/gore: (None): Skeleton characters, skeletons seen through X-ray machine.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    (None): Flirting, hugging. Characters in underwear/robe. Shirtless (bat)man.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Characters drink from wine goblets. Gamble, roulette, drinking chardonnay, pinot grigio mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE:

    What the heck? Butt. Name-calling (loser, vigilante, street meat, expendable, diseased lunatics, bad guys, muggles, etc). Religious exclamations (holy cow, etc).

  • THEMES:

    Batman, family, adoption, orphans, superheroes, baddies, feelings, loneliness, nemeses, rejection, merchandise, father figures, relationships, good ideas, teamwork.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Orphanage, jail settings. Thunder, lightning, fireworks, plane, helicopters. Orca, shark, sea monster, penguins, alligator, medusa, bats, dog, monkeys, dolphin, dinosaur, gremlins, vampire, gorilla, fish, crabs, sideshow clowns, snake-clouds, cat. Lobster eaten. Raspberry-blowing, spitting (water). Farts, fear of snakes/clouds mentioned. Vision under end credits.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Kicky, bedazzling, super-fun, witty, satirical, mocking, sophisticated, lightning-fast, brain-bursting, exhilarating, quick, cutthroat, self-knowing, fun, manic, giddy, worthy, exuberant, stylish, spectacular, fresh, entertaining, riotous, expressive, subversive, cinematic. Gorgeous animation, outlandish humour, outrageous/ravishing/flawless visuals, rousing action, endless/thoughtful/clever/non-repetitive/obscure references; even the sound design is funny.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Exhausting, chaotic, relentless. Hackneyed plot, some unfunny/confusing/dull stretches.

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