Film: The Lego Movie (2014)

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After hearing for months that The Lego Movie was nothing less than awesome, I finally got my act together and watched it.  It was ok.

It had plenty of laughs, many nicely irreverent,  and gets points for going against the ‘approved play’ mantra that runs through the Toy Story (1995 – 2010) films but it felt like a string of funny moments rather than a satisfying whole.  Additionally, it really just stopped dead when the thing happened at the end and we, fittingly considering Batman’s presence, are treated to one of those deadly ‘let’s articulate the themes of this movie for everyone that has been asleep since the start of the film’ conversations.

Still, like I said, it’s got a load of funny bits.


Film: Batman (1989) / Batman Returns (1992)

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The problem with these movies is that it appears that Burton could not less bothered about Batman, which is a shame because Michael Keaton is brilliant both as Bruce Wayne and his nut job alter-ego.  Of course both look great but Burton’s love of the villains unbalances the films to such an extent that you end up just watching ideas and a few good bits rather than a satisfying whole.

I used to be a big fan of these films.

Some things are best left in the past.

I won’t be revisiting Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) any time soon.  My 10 year old self couldn’t take the disappointment.