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The Lego Batman Movie (2017)

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A cooler-than-ever Bruce Wayne must deal with the usual suspects as they plan to rule Gotham City, while discovering that he has accidentally adopted a teenage orphan who wishes to become his sidekick.

Director:

Chris McKay

Writers:

Seth Grahame-Smith (screenplay by), Chris McKenna (screenplay by) | 12 more credits »
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13 wins & 67 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Arnett ... Batman / Bruce Wayne (voice)
Michael Cera ... Robin / Dick Grayson (voice)
Rosario Dawson ... Batgirl / Barbara Gordon (voice)
Ralph Fiennes ... Alfred Pennyworth (voice)
Siri Siri ... 'Puter (voice)
Zach Galifianakis ... Joker (voice)
Jenny Slate ... Harley Quinn (voice)
Jason Mantzoukas ... Scarecrow (voice)
Conan O'Brien ... The Riddler (voice)
Doug Benson ... Bane (voice)
Billy Dee Williams ... Two-Face (voice)
Zoë Kravitz ... Catwoman (voice)
Kate Micucci ... Clayface (voice)
Riki Lindhome ... Poison Ivy (voice)
Eddie Izzard ... Voldemort (voice)
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Storyline

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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Always be yourself. Unless you can be Batman. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for rude humor and some action | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This is Rosario Dawson's fourth DC animated movie. She voiced for Wonder Woman (2009), Justice League: Throne of Atlantis (2015), and Justice League vs. Teen Titans (2016). See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 30 mins) When Batman is returning to the phantom zone he is floating up at an angle away from the other characters but when he hits the barrier he falls straight down to be caught by Batgirl instead of landing much farther away. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Batman: [voice over] Black. All important movies start with a black screen... And music... Edgy, scary music that would make a parent or studio executive nervous... And logos... Really long and dramatic logos... Warner Bros. Why not "Warner Brothers"? I don't know... DC... The house that Batman built. Yeah, what, Superman? Come at me, bro. I'm your Kryptonite... Hmm... Not sure what RatPac does, but that logo is macho. I dig it... Okay. Get yourself ready for some... reading. "If you want ...
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Crazy Credits

There are no opening credits, not even the title. See more »

Connections

Version of The Nightwing (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Fly Robin Fly
Written by Sylvester Levay and Stephan Prager
Performed by Michael Cera
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It's not just a great kids movie, it's a great Batman movie!!!
10 February 2017 | by ThekeybaldemasterrisesSee all my reviews

This is the best theatrical film based on DC property that WB has put out in years. Sorry fans but this blew all 3 of the cinematic universe movies out of the freaking water. Just like the movie before it, the LEGO Batman movie surprises yet again with a fun piece of imaginative work. It has the humor, the action, the animation, and surprisingly again the heart. We thought to ourselves a Lego movie would never work, it sounds like the ultimate marketing sham Hollywood could ever put out to sell toys, but it became one my favorite animated films of all time why? The first movie blew me away because it not only worked as a story, but it encompassed everything a fan of Lego remembers. In a similar fashion, this movie encompassed everything you know about Batman, and I mean everything. I swear there was almost a reference to everything you remember about him, from Detective Comics all the way to Batfleck. It sounds like I'm talking about fan service because yes, it is most of the time. They use it to their advantage here, they praise and mock everything great, and everything terrible Batman has gone through over the years. You almost miss too much because they cram so many funny nod ons and jokes you wish they had spread em out a little bit. But In other words, the script is a hilarious tribute to arguably one of the greatest superheroes of all time, and surprisingly the most emotional. The focus of the film actually deals with to me a critical factor of Batman. His isolation and loneliness, his fear of becoming part of a family again. The special relationship Batman has with the Joker. It hits all the emotional beats just right with all of its themes. It utilizes it's imagination of Legos to it's potential. And it produces a fantastic message for kids, as well as a touching tribute to fans of Batman. Seriously this movie had a smile on my face except for the parts when it really hit home for me. It also makes me mad, because the film proves that WB is just sitting on a character's pile of good material to work with, and they don't know what to do with them in their real films. This movie has such a stronger emotional impact than anything the DC cinematic universe has done with its last three films. It doesn't mean DC has to sell to Disney, it doesn't mean critics are biased against DC. It just means when you get people who know the material well, they're gonna make it a great film if they know what to do with it. That's what's happening here, if WB can take notes and study why this movie really works, maybe the Justice League and Ben Affleck's Batman film will actually make a better impact? Regardless, this is the standard animated movies need to have outside of Disney, and WB really needs to bring the heart this movie has into their live action films. If you love Legos and Batman what are you waiting for?? Go now!! You don't even have to take a kid, it's a total blast for all ages, and I will definitely be seeing it again real soon.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | Denmark | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$53,003,468, 12 February 2017

Gross USA:

$175,750,384

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$311,950,384
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Technical Specs

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Color:

Color (ACES)| Color (Rec. 2020)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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