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REVIEW: ‘Lego Batman’ saves the day

by Emma Lehman

Gotham City is in danger of being completely destroyed. Batman (Will Arnett) must save the city from the Joker’s (Zach Galifianakis) hostile takeover, but he has to realize his biggest enemy is himself before he can accomplish this. Batman must learn to try to work with others and learn to lighten up. His superhero sidekick Robin (Michael Cera), and loyal butler Alfred (Ralph Fiennes), have to work hard to convince Batman that he can trust people despite losing people like he so often has in his troubled past.

While I was walking into “Lego Batman,” I was very skeptical if this movie would be any good or not. When I walked in the movie theater and saw a good amount of people seeing the same movie, my hopes for the quality of this movie got a little better. “Lego Batman,” much to my surprise, was a hilarious movie full of life lessons.

(Photo provided)

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This movie created a dynamic between Batman and the Joker that is all-around funny and beneficial to the overall film. This dynamic that makes it appear that Batman and the Joker are breaking up made me laugh constantly. There are many refences to other D.C. Superheroes that are hilarious if you know the comics well. You might even see some of your other favorite D.C heroes in the movie as well.

Along with the humor I mentioned, there were life lessons included in this movie that were easy enough for most of the audience to understand. This movie had some very needed life lessons in our society today that had to do with everyone working together and learning to let people in, even though you might have been hurt in your past.

Emma Lehman is a freshman broadcast media major. This review reflects the views of the author only.

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