LC and I went to see an advance screening of this movie yesterday, having thoroughly enjoyed "The Lego Movie". I had been looking forward to it for some time, an anticipation that had only grown with each trailer that was released. But it's always risky, looking forward to things; so often, they fall short of what was hoped.
Fortunately, that was not the case here. The Lego Batman movieis great fun, being a worthy follow up to the excellent Lego movie, and also Batman's best cinematic showing since "The Dark Knight" (and I enjoyed "The Dark Knight Rises").
Basically, if you've seen "The Lego Movie" and also the trailers, you know what to expect from this film. If you enjoyed TLM, you'll almost certainly enjoy this one; if you didn't enjoy "The Lego Movie", you probably won't enjoy this one (unless it was only the presence of Will Ferrell that put you off TLM).
And that's pretty much all I have to say about that. Except perhaps one thing: I'd certainly be happy to see more Lego movies, whether a direct sequel to this or TLM or something new. However, I hope they don't rush such a film out, but instead take their time carefully building their animation brand - quality rather than quantity, please!
#7: "Pathfinder: What Grows Within", by John Compton