Had the chance to see Lego Batman with the family yesterday. Â Overall, I would say it was enjoyable, but not very fulfilling. Â As a long time Batman fan, and a fan of Lego, it could have been a very fun movie. Â And in general, it was fun. Â Unfortunately, it just felt like it didn’t really have any substance. Â There were a number of references to the old versions, movies, animated series, etc, which was entertaining, and a handful of decent jobs. Â However, the entire story seemed very rushed, and definitely overcrowded in characters.
I know there was a desire to put in all the characters, but when they ran out of mainstream, they added fringe characters. Â And once those were in, then they expected into all the various characters under the Warner Bros. umbrella. Â The end story thus felt overcrowded and very muddy – almost impossible to follow all the individual characters and with the movie unable to really express each as a separate character.
Truly, this was a movie aimed towards kids. Â However, in the past, prior Lego efforts at least made some effort to entertain the adults as well. Â This one, not so much, and at the end, we were a bit bored with the movie. Â My kids of course enjoyed it far more, and likely could keep up with all the details. Â But for adults looking for an entertaining kids movie, it could have used a bit more work (and probably 15 more minutes to slow down the pacing).