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Friday, February 17, 2017

Piece of Shit or Not? The Lego Batman Movie

Cinescape Magazine is a look at film, tv, comics, video games, and 70's, 80's and 90's nostalgia from the perspective of two normal average joe's that just love movies, in whatever form they come in.

Piece Of Shit Or Not?- The Lego Batman Movie
Even rich Legos get freaking lobster
Joe's Take- 
"The first lesson is, life doesn't give you seat belts!" After unknowingly adopting a young Lego orphan, a lonely Lego Batman has to show the young Lego man the ropes at the behest of Lego Alfred. Once the little Lego whipper-snapper becomes classic Lego Robin, he and the Lego Dark Knight take on a plethora of Lego Gotham City's biggest and baddest Lego baddies led by Lego Joker. All the while, tongue-in-cheek sarcasm and pop culture references will rule their entire Lego adventure.

My Prediction- The Lego Movie was surprisingly better than I thought it would be, and now one of its most hilarious characters has his own movie. You know this will be funny, I know this will be funny, And so I truly believe that The Lego Batman Movie will not be a Piece Of Lego-shaped Shit.

Mike's Take -
Will Arnett is a funny guy, when he has a good script in front of him AND he's allowed to improvise off of that script. Just watch Arrested Development, The Lego Movie, Boston Public, The Sopranos, and the dozens of other really good roles he's had. But, I'm a purist when it comes to Batman. I always think that Kevin Conroy should play the character (apart from Peter Weller in The Dark Knight Returns animated movie) so when I heard that Arnett was doing the voice for Batman in The Lego Movie, I thought it was not a really smart choice. There are tons of actors that can be Batman better than Arnett. Well, I was wrong.

Arnett's take on Batman is a take on Christian Bale meets Kevin Conroy, slanted more towards Conroy's version. This is what's going to make The Lego Batman Movie really good. Apart from being sarcastic and a temper tantrum throwing little boy, Arnett's version of Batman is just a great Parody of the gritty Dark Knight.

With a Who's Who of cast members (Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Zach Galafianakis, Doug Benson, Siri, Ralph Fiennes), you really can't go wrong with this movie. It IS a kids movie, so it will be a morality tale of truth, justice, and the Gotham way, but who cares. This movie will not be a piece of shit.

The LEGO Batman Movie (2017)
PG | 1h 44min | Animation, Action, Adventure | 10 February 2017 (USA)

Bruce Wayne must not only deal with the criminals of Gotham City, but also the responsibility of raising a boy he adopted.
Director: Chris McKay
Writers: Seth Grahame-Smith (screenplay), Chris McKenna (screenplay)
Stars: Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson

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