We were lucky enough to be invited to a sneak peek of Lego Batman last weekend, and I know what you want to know...is it appropriate for kids? The short answer is YES!
Batman, Will Arnett, reprises his role as from the Lego Movie. In Lego Batman, we are introduced to the Joker, as Batman works to save Gotham City. But, in order to save the city, Batman must overcome his greatest foe...himself. I don't want to give TOO much away!
This movie has an all star cast that you won't believe. Zach Galifianakis as the Joker, Michael Cera plays Dick Grayson (Robin), Rosario Dawson is the new commissioner Barbara Gordon, and Ralph Fiennes as Alfred round out the highlights.
As you would expect, it began with a bang. Before it even started, it had me laughing. Some of the antics that I loved in the Lego Movie, they carried over into Lego Batman. It had some laugh out loud moments. Hilarious.
And then the opening sequence. The kids were enthralled, but I found it to be overwhelming. I wanted to see what was going on with each character that they were introducing, but it was sensory overload. The kids?
They loved it. They didn't think it was scary or overwhelming. They laughed, they actually never stopped staring at the screen! If you are spending your hard earned money on a movie for the family, this is a winner.
It didn't go over as well with the toddler. She liked it at times, but towards the end, the hubby and I were trading off with kiddo duty. It was funny, but the dialogue was too mature for her.
I would say with the Lego loving 4 years old and up set, it will be a hit! The movie hits the themes of teamwork, friendship, and empathy ("Batman doesn't have feelings!"). Aside from some occasional potty humor, using words like butt, I had no complaints about it being appropriate for my 5 and 7 year olds. Though the critics seem to love it, I will tell you straight up, I liked the Lego movie a lot more.
I can't wait for you to see it and share your thoughts!
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