The Lego Movie took the world by storm in 2014. It was funny, fresh, had a brilliant cast and was enjoyed worldwide by audiences young and old. Given its popularity, Warner Bros. almost immediately announced a sequel and decided to focus on one of the more popular side-characters that appeared in The Lego Movie... the one and only Batman. This seemed to have paid off because this movie is a lot of fun.
Unlike The Lego Movie, which had an original story and brand new characters, Batman comes with a large history of characters that are used well to help drive the narrative. The story is simple - Batman is awesome and has anything anyone could wish for… except for a family. He has difficulty being able to grow close to people for a fear of losing them, like he did his parents. And so Batman tries to deal with this issue throughout the movie all the while giving us some intense action scenes, and delivering some clever jokes for both kids and adults. The movie wasn't afraid to break the fourth wall and poke fun at previous instalments of Batman movies, going as far as inserting a clip of the 1960s live action Batman show for one joke.
Although a little cliche at times, there is still plenty enjoy and keep you engaged for the whole two hours it goes for. It has a great voice cast and featured an absolutely ridiculous list of villains - any fan of Batman will love this movie. Thanks to the success of The Lego Movie, we're likely to see a large spinoff of Lego movies like this one in the near future, which I think is a good thing.