The LEGO Batman Movie (2017)
Like Marvel, the LEGO studios seem to be on a roll with their franchise these days.
The combination of toned down violence and violent superheros/villains/others appears to be the perfect combo, and similar to Marvel they have a combination of pace, wit, and characters with charisma that just provide a premise for greatness every single time - not that it's all that many times thus far - hope they don't stumble.
Not only that, but they manage to fit in a decade's worth of Batman movies in a single one, with not only all the trademark pals like Robin and Batgirl, but also the old ones, and the villains, and even a cast from entirely different worlds, like Sauron and Voldimort. And more. There's definitely more.
But maybe the script's the best thing. It's just so well written. It's full of nuances along with the regular jokes and build-up, like when Count Dracula responds to a proposal with "Count Me Interested!"
Get it? Wonder how many got that.
All in all there wasn't a dull moment here, but maybe the pace is also a shortcoming, because there's barely a moment of breathing room, and then it's done. It's a blast all the way, but it's also like it was designed for people with ADHD. Or kids.
Maybe that's obvious, but I'm neither of those, and I feel like they could've slowed it down just a little, even if I had a blast with it. All the way. I'm not the most intended audience but still. It's awesome.
rated 5/5: friggin awesome