Henry Neiberlien/News Editor
The Lego Movie of 2014 is one of my favorite movies of all time; it has a special magic that makes you feel like a kid again and can at times be as emotional as animated classics such as Toy Story. One of the best characters in the film was their interpretation of Batman, voiced by Will Arnett. This year, a spinoff of The Lego Movie, The Lego Batman Movie, stars the Dark Knight himself and it is one of the greatest Batman movies of all time. Its attention to detail, self-references, fourth wall breaks, and attention to detail are fantastic. The gags and jokes happen so often I found myself constantly laughing until my abdominal muscles were sore. Recent animated comedies and adult comedy films seem terrible in comparison to this movie.
The humor is targeted to both adults and children, and sometimes and you have to pay attention, or you will miss some of the best quips and quotes. The movie also turns into one of the best relationship movies ever, teaching a valuable lesson to children and adults about what it means to be family. The movie seemed to come out of nowhere to me, and I honestly did not know what to expect when going to the theater. However, I am pleased to say it one of the most hilarious, entertaining, and meaningful films of the year so far. You do not even need to be really into comics or a big DC fan to enjoy this movie. There are jokes for all ages and all demographics.
If you love LEGO, like a fun, feel good film once in a while, need to de-stress, and want to laugh endlessly, please get yourself a ticket to go and see The Lego Batman Movie. It blew my expectations out of the water. At times, it is even better than the film it is a spinoff of. It is a film that will make you relive the best parts of your childhood and feel fantastic the whole 104-minute rollercoaster ride that is The Lego Batman Movie.