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Yojimbo

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The LEGO Batman Movie
Studio: DC Entertainment, Warner Animation Group, LEGO System A/S, Lin Pictures, Lord Miller, and Vertigo Entertainment
Release Date: February 10, 2017 (with Feb 9 preview screenings)
Director: Chris McKay
Screenwriter: Seth Grahame-Smith, Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Jared Stern & John Whittington
Starring: Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson

Synopsis: 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.

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the greenman

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Mostly exactly what the trailers sold. Though I only saw 2 of them. Funny and silly in a good way. Not sure I cared for the falling for Barbara bits, but I know some of that is canon so I gave it a pass. Loved the 'Phantom Zone' villains being all WB owned guys. They really went deep cut with the Rogue Gallery, didn't they? Fun little movie. Not sure if they will get a sequel, but maybe one on Supes. Bats can appear in that, maybe with Nightwing this time.

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Magmaster12

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I actually didn't care for this too much, I found Batman to be really unlikable Not helped by the fact I'm sick of having Batman shoved down my throat. or
The Batman villains help out in the climax instead od using anyone else.

Also ever since Suicide Squad came out every time I see Harley Quinn I seriously cringe inside. Still, at least the makers of this movie care more about Batman's history than of the other filmmakers.
 

JLApe

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I actually didn't care for this too much, I found Batman to be really unlikable
They made reference to that in the Fortress of Solitude scene. Every DC superhero showed up for the party except Batman. He's unlikable even among the JLA.

A little too over-the-top for me. Slapstick a wee too juvenile, but I doubt the under-10 can understand all the extensive references to decades of TV and film adaptations of the Caped Crusader.

Some LOL moments for me:
- the shark repellent; if that's not enough, even the shark himself appears as a villain.
- Batman names Superman as his greatest enemy; hmm, wonder where that idea came from?
- "Iron Man sucks."
- "DC, the house that Batman built." 'Nuff said.
 

the greenman

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Some LOL moments for me:
- the shark repellent; if that's not enough, even the shark himself appears as a villain.
Hmmm, I thought that was King Shark?
But, yeah I thought about that time in the 66 Batman show they fought a shark.

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M.O.D.O.K.

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Hmmm, I thought that was King Shark?
But, yeah I thought about that time in the 66 Batman show they fought a shark.

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Since the Phantom Zone villains were pop culture villains, I thought it was supposed to be the shark from Jaws.
 

Ed Liu

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Saw it this weekend, was greatly entertained though in hindsight, I was left a little disappointed in comparison to The LEGO Movie. The LEGO Batman Movie manages to pull off the same younger/older audience appeal, but in the end it isn't really ABOUT anything except Batman and his problems. The LEGO Movie was groundbreaking because it took a movie that was essentially an extended toy commercial and made it about something bigger and deeper. The LEGO Batman Movie is just the extended toy commercial. It's extremely entertaining and funny and even touching at moments, but it just doesn't work on multiple levels the way the original did. I suppose it's a lot to ask for a franchise to repeat the same trick twice, but it still makes this sequel a little underwhelming. It's cotton candy: lots of fun while you're eating it but otherwise an entirely insubstantial sugar rush that you forget about almost immediately after you eat it.
 

Yoshimickster

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Lego movie was funnier yes, but I feel Lego Batman was better. Primarily because...it was a DANG good look into Batman as a character, possibly the best I've seen in years. His arrogance, his fear or relationships, all staples of the character that most of the films barely explore. It even explored things of obvious sub-text, like how Alfred is PRETTY MUCH Bruce's dad, and him treating him as JUST a butler...kinda mean. It also treats Dick as more than a sidekick, they outright SHOW the stepfather-son bond in the best way I've seen in years, most media just show them as partners and barely scratch the surface. Dang good film in my book.
 

Greg91

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After being super hyped for this movie, I thought it was... good. It wasn't nearly as funny as I thought it would (perhaps the trailers showed too many of the jokes) and I was underwhelmed by the limited use of Batman's villains besides the Joker. Fortunately, the movie's strong emotional side and Robin saved the movie for me.

I liked some of the jokes, but none had me laughing out loud besides Alfred's summary of Batman's moodiness over the years. I felt the Batman villains were underused and should've had a bigger role. Besides a few brief moments for characters like Poison Ivy and Bane, most villains were a "blink and you'll miss 'em" affair because of the animation style.

I think the guest villains could've been replaced with the other Batman villains while Joker, Harley Quinn and some clown goons could've opened the movie. I really would've liked to see and hear more Harley Quinn, Two-Face, Riddler, and Catwoman.

As for the guest villains, more iconic enemies like Darth Vader would've been preferred, especially considering Star Wars had a role in The Lego Movie so it couldn't be legally impossible.

I thought the opening was a pretty great way to start the movie. The winter gala was a nice 'grounded' scene with fun interactions before the crazy villain attack a la Batman Forever or Batman and Robin.

Batman's desire to be alone in fear of losing loved ones was relatable, despite how stubborn he was, and really hit home for me. I actually teared up a few times, I can admit. I tend to keep people at an arm's length because of my mental illness and see myself as worthless at times, not knowing that I'm hurting the people I keep away. Being lonely is another thing that was very relatable. The movie's message hit me loud and clear.

Robin was adorable, Barbara was a solid character, and the Batman references were pretty funny (even if I didn't laugh). Unfortunately, the movie felt too hectic at times and the Iron Man reference felt distasteful. Plus the song Black and Yellow wasn't in the movie.

Overall, this wasn't as great as I thought it would be. I probably got overexcited like when I saw The Avengers and walked out of the theatre disappointed. It was good I guess, but left me underwhelmed.

Hopefully, this version of the Bat Family appears in The Lego Movie Sequel.
 

Dudley

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I thought it was a lot of fun. Sometimes it got too wild and frantic, but there were plenty of moments where I laughed a lot, and they're plenty of moments where I should've laughed but didn't, do I guess it got a little too over the top at times. I'm also sad the Justice League didn't have a bigger role. Joker's relationship with Batman was was very weird and I loved it. Overall I still really enjoyed it. Not as great as the Lego Movie, but still something I'd like to watch multiple times.


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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has provided the complete home media release details for The Lego Batman Movie. Press details are below.

DON’T MISS THE HILARIOUS FAMILY ADVENTURE OF THE YEAR WHEN
THE LEGO® BATMAN MOVIE
ARRIVES ONTO ULTRA HD BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK, BLU-RAY 3D COMBO PACK,
BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK, DVD AND DIGITAL HD FROM
WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Own it early on Digital HD on May 19
Blu-ray debuts onJune 13


Bring home the year’s funniest family adventure when “The LEGO® Batman Movie,” arrives onto Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD. The film features Will Arnett who reprises his starring role from “The LEGO Movie,” as the voice of LEGO Batman, aka Bruce Wayne.

The film also featuresZach Galifianakis (the “Hangover” films, “Muppets Most Wanted”) starring as The Joker; Michael Cera (TV’s “Arrested Development”) as the orphan Dick Grayson; Rosario Dawson (TV’s “Daredevil”) as Barbara Gordon; and Ralph Fiennes (the “Harry Potter” films) as Alfred.

The LEGO Batman Movie” is directed by Chris McKay, and produced by Dan Lin, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Roy Lee, who worked together on “The LEGO Movie.” Jill Wilfert, Matthew Ashton, Will Allegra and Brad Lewis serve as executive producers. The story by Seth Grahame-Smith is based on LEGO Construction Toys characters from DC and the screenplay is written by Seth Grahame-Smith, Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Jared Stern and John Whittington.

The LEGO Batman Movie”will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack for $43.99, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack for $43.99, Blu-ray Combo Pack for $39.99 and 2-disc DVD Special Edition for $31.98. The Ultra HD Blu-ray features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the film in 4K with HDR, a Blu-ray disc of the film in high definition, and a digital version of the film in Digital HD with UltraViolet*.The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in 3D hi-definition, hi-definition and standard definition; the Blu-ray Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in hi-definition on Blu-ray; and the DVD features the theatrical version in standard definition. All versions include a digital version of the movie in Digital HD with UltraViolet.* Fans can also own “The LEGO Batman Movie”via purchase from digital retailersbeginningMay 19.

Additionally, 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.

The Blu-ray discs of“TheLEGOBatman Movie”will feature a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. To experience Dolby Atmos at home, a Dolby Atmos enabled AV receiver and additional speakers are required, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar; however, Dolby Atmos soundtracks are also fully backward compatible with traditional audio configurations and legacy home entertainment equipment.

SYNOPSIS
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.

BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS
“The LEGO Batman Movie”Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack,3DBlu-ray and Blu-ray Combo Pack contains the following special features:

  • Original Animation Shorts
    • Dark Hoser
    • Batman is Just Not That Into You
    • Cooking with Alfred
    • Movie Sound Effects: How Do They Do That?
  • The Master: A LEGO Ninjago Short
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes
    • One Brick at a Time: Making the Lego Batman Movie
    • Inside Wayne Manor
    • Brick by Brick: Making of the LEGO Batman
    • Behind the Brick
    • Me and My Mini Fig
    • Comic Con Panel
  • Rebrick Contest Winners
  • Film Trailers
  • Lego Life Trailer
  • Social Promos
    • Follow Me Online
    • Don't Skip
    • Happy Holidays Jingle
    • Batsby New Year's
    • Team Cutdown
  • Director and Crew Commentary

“The LEGO Batman Movie”Standard Definition DVD contains the following special features:

  • Original Animation Shorts
    • Dark Hoser
    • Batman is Just Not That Into You
    • Cooking with Alfred
    • Movie Sound Effects: How Do They Do That?
  • The Master: A LEGO Ninjago Short
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes
    • One Brick at a Time: Making the Lego Batman Movie
    • Inside Wayne Manor
    • Brick by Brick: Making of the LEGO Batman
    • Behind the Brick
    • Me and My Mini Fig
    • Comic Con Panel
  • Rebrick Contest Winners
  • Film Trailers
  • Lego Life Trailer
  • Social Promos
    • Follow Me Online
    • Don't Skip
    • Happy Holidays Jingle
    • Batsby New Year's
    • Team Cutdown
  • Director and Crew Commentary

DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS
OnMay 19, “The LEGO Batman Movie”will be available to own for streaming and download to watch anywhere in high definition and standard definition on favourite devices from select digital retailers including CinemaNow, iTunes, PlayStation, Xbox and others. It will also be available for streaming in 4K Ultra HD from select digital retailers including Google Play. OnJune 13, “The LEGO Batman Movie”will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

ABOUT DIGITAL HD WITH ULTRAVIOLET
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BASICS
Standard Street Date:June 13, 2017
EST Street Date:May 19, 2017
DVD Languages: English, Canadian French, Latin Spanish
BD Languages: English, Canadian French, Latin Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese
DVD Subtitles: English SDH, Canadian French, Parisian French, Latin Spanish
BD Subtitles: English, Canadian French, Parisian French, Latin Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese
Running Time: 104 minutes
Rating: Rated PG for rude humor and some action
Dolby Atmos®

THE CREDITS
About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Ultra HD Blu-ray™, Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

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DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.
 

Yojimbo

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Out now on Digital HD
Synopsis: 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.
Special Features:
  • Original Animation Shorts
    • Dark Hoser
    • Batman is Just Not That Into You
    • Cooking with Alfred
    • Movie Sound Effects: How Do They Do That?
  • The Master: A LEGO Ninjago Short
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes
    • One Brick at a Time: Making the Lego Batman Movie
    • Inside Wayne Manor
    • Brick by Brick: Making of the LEGO Batman
    • Behind the Brick
    • Me and My Mini Fig
    • Comic Con Panel
  • Rebrick Contest Winners
  • Film Trailers
  • Lego Life Trailer
  • Social Promos
    • Follow Me Online
    • Don't Skip
    • Happy Holidays Jingle
    • Batsby New Year's
    • Team Cutdown
  • Director and Crew Commentary
 

BigFatHairyDeal

Defender of the Universe
Grabbed this off Red Box last night and felt like watching it. I thought it was pretty funny. It's mostly a fan-service movie, so if you don't like that sort of thing, this might be a dull movie to watch, but I was entertained. Some observations:
  • The makers of this movie must be aware of parody channels like HISHE and CinemaSins. "Because I'm Batman!" Plus, the monologuing over the introductory logos? Who comments about logos more than CinemaSins? Also, part of me feels like the purposely excluded the JL intervention at the end just to set up the parody videos. It's kind of funny that whenever an MCU movie comes out, people ask, "Why didn't the Avengers step in?" Well, here's a movie where you actually see the entire JL, and they do nothing when Gotham is under attack.
  • I find few things more disappointing than the DCEU, so some of the comments about it were absolutely worthwhile. I like how Lego Batman stories poke fun at other things DC, like when Lego Batman 2 (the video game) made fun of the Arkham City story. Of course, it wasn't just references to the DCEU, but pretty much Batman in other media going back to the early days of Detective Comics.
  • "The House that Batman Built." Lately it feels that way, but historically inaccurate. :)
  • As someone who hates the Batman/Batgirl relationship, I disliked the most Batman's attraction to Barbara, and that they made Barbara way older than Dick.
  • Speaking of Dick, "All the kids in the orphanage call me 'Dick.'" "Well, children can be cruel."
I'm not sure this should spawn anything more than a series of February releases, but it was worth watching.
 

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