In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The LEGO® Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – LEGO Batman (Will Arnett) – stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s (Zach Galifianakis) hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.

legobatman4kbluStudio: Warner Home Video
Year: 2017
Release Date: June 13, 2017
Run time: 104 minutes
Rating: R

Audio: DTS-HD MA lossless 5.1; Dolby Atmos mix
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Disc Spec: 2 BD
Region: A

‘Lego Batman’ is a lot of fun and heart, and Batman is by far the most amusing character in this spin off Lego movie. ‘The Lego Batman’ Movie is a fair film compared to the fun energetic The Lego movie. The film has plenty of colorful impressive animation and visuals. I feel like the movie is less energetic when it comes to Phil Lord and Chris Miller style with the last installment. There is plenty of humor that adults and kids will enjoy. Even with many new character references that are added, besides the DC characters.

Two years after its release ‘The LEGO Movie’ still resonates with us both in its quality as a film, which stands as one of the best animated features of the last few years, both in the way it shook the business and showed you can make great movies out of toys. Still that hasn’t meant quality films in this department, in the last two years no one has reached the standard of brilliance, wit, comedy and heart that made ‘The LEGO Movie’ the beauty it is. That, until now, from the same creative team behind the first film comes another wildly funny film which almost serves as a further reinvention of the spoof/parody genre.

Director Chris McKay demonstrates a deep understanding of the character, its fascination and its mythology. Because of that we get a film that is chop full of references, easter eggs and running gags that incredibly does not call attention to itself. He has struck the perfect tone, the same one that made ‘The Naked Gun’ so special, everything is done with homage to the material, there are no cheap jokes or overused gags, there is always novelty in the comedy, a film that starts being funny from literally frame one and doesn’t stop even with the credits.

Movie Content: 9/10

Print/Audio Quality

‘Lego Batman Movie’ looks rather fantastic on 4K Blu-ray which helps the image stand out even more. It really helps with the colorful look of the film since there are so many bright looking scenes that whites and blues totally stand out. The way that the film was shot, with the bright scenes and strong colors it really made the world of Gotham City look very good in 4K. The color palette is so vibrant bringing out the original cartoon to life on film. Blacks are deep looking like the ink came right off the the world of the cartoon. For example look at Batman’s cloak and garb is a good indicator as to how well the blacks look in 4K. Details are also very good with some very accurate looking Fleshtones. Colors are absolutely stunning as I mentioned earlier, it is the highlight of the film in terms of visual quality.
Video Quality: 9/10

Audio is presented in DTS-HD MA lossless 5.1 and Dolby Atmos mix. The audio is excellent receiving receives demo worthy praise. The score here in ‘Lego Batman Movie’ is awesome when it comes to the sounds from the soundtrack and all of the action. The soundfield is engaging at all times pulling me in making this a very atmospheric experience when all of the ongoing action is occurring in Gotham City. The rears encompass nice directional movement from speaker to speaker. Dialogue is very clean and crisp through the center channel. This is a well balanced mix without having to adjust the volume to hear the dialogue.
Audio Quality: 9/10

Special Features

  • Original Animation Shorts
  • The Master: A LEGO Ninjago Short
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes
  • Rebrick Contest Winners
  • Film Trailers
  • Lego Life Trailer
  • Social Promos
  • Director and Crew Commentary

Special Features: 9/10

The Final Word

The Lego Batman movie has been the most surprising film of 2017 for me. The laughs I had while watching this film where great. Almost all the actors and actresses in this movie did a terrific job.
Overall Rating: 9/10