Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Honourable Mention: the LEGO Batman Movie

You’ll hopefully recall that I looked at the LEGO movie because of a fleeting visitation of the Friendly Vampire and, of course, Batman (Will Arnett) played a fairly large role in that film.

This was the 2017 movie, directed by Chris McKay that was totally concentrated on Batman. Of course, familiar terrain if you’ve played the LEGO Batman games, this turned out to be a hoot. Puns and jokes come thick and fast as Batman must put aside his lone vigilantism and learn to work with the new police commissioner Barbara Gordon (Rosario Dawson) and accidental protégé Dick Grayson (Michael Cera).

The danger comes from the Joker (Zach Galifianakis) who tricks Batman into sending him to the Phantom Zone so that he can recruit the evillest baddies ever. We have Sauron, King Kong, Godzilla, Voldemort and… a vampire. Presumably Dracula (he utters the line “*Count* me interested”) this is a bad vampire (as opposed to the Friendly Vampire) who helps Joker bring chaos to Gotham city but his appearance is only, again, a fleeting visitation and a crap bat moment. Nevertheless he is there in the film.

The imdb page is here.

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