If you've been paying any attention to the world of TV and movies, you'll notice that superheroes are everywhere. You can't turn a corner in Hollywood without bumping into some hero in tights kicking ass and taking names. But because this genre has become such common practice, it's easy to suffer from "superhero fatigue"; with so many comic book movies being produced they can be a bit predictable. But then there are the exceptions, movies so unique and different that they breath some fresh air into the genre. Examples include Guardians of the Galaxy and Deadpool, and a new animated movie may just join these ranks: The Lego Batman Movie.
The Lego Batman Movie is a spinoff from the massively successful Lego Movie, focusing on the mini figure caped crusader. From the trailers it's clear that the movie will poke fun at Gotham's hero, as well as his previous appearances on the big screen. But how awesome would it be if this type of comedy could exist in live action? Luckily for us, someone edited together clips of the Batman movies to coincide with The Lego Batman Movie. Check it out.
There's a bunch of things going right for this video, and some moments that are less successful. Let's talk about both.
To start, the opening moments are gold. We see Michael Keaton's Batman being adored by tons of fans. No longer a vigilante, Batman is now a hero in Gotham City who the public applauds with each crime fighting adventure. The Lego version of Batman has a bit of an ego, and it's hilarious to see his dialogue associated with Michael Keaton's Batman. The whole opening scene gets even sillier when you notice that Batman is unable to turn his head, and must pivot his entire body in order to catch the spot light.
From there, Batman takes the Batwing home and enters the Batcave. Like his lego counterpart, Batman fires up the super computer and begins to dictate tasks for it to accomplish. It's all super silly, which is made even funnier with the juxtaposition of the serious live action Batman footage.
Of course, this video is not without its flaws. Moments of rapid fire dialogue are pretty sloppy, as we see the same cut of footage used over and over again. This starts with Batman's conversation with Alfred, and continues with his interaction with Robin.
The Lego Batman Movie will be released February 10th, 2017.