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MovieBob Reviews: THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE

The LEGO Movie proved that you can make a complex work of satire and a heartfelt ode to the power of imagination and ingenuity out of something that was -literally- a feature length toy commercial slash exercise in brand management. The LEGO Batman Movie sets out to prove that a one-joke supporting character from that same toy commercial can carry their own feature in the same basic vein. Next up, The LEGO Ninjago Movie will try to prove that trick will work when the comfort zone of nostalgia being appealed to only dates back about (number) years. If that one works, too, this whole thing might start to get a little scary: we only have this one small planet – there’s a finite amount of territory for LEGO, Marvel, and Star Wars to fight over.

But until then? Yeah, it worked again. LEGO Batman is an instant near-classic of both the animation and superhero genres. And while I don’t necessarily know if I can go fully along with what I’m sure will be a tidal wave of…

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