The last time we saw the Caped Crusader on the big screen, he was in the hotly-debated Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (Hey, I liked it, so sue me). In a dour mood and off on a killing spree, some cried that it wasn’t the Batman they grew up with while others said it fit more closely with his comic book iteration. Either way, Batman v. Superman found the Dark Knight in a tight spot and in the middle of countless debates/arguments between critics and fans of comic book characters that almost sent film Twitter into flames. Luckily, Batman is back to provide some fun in the form of Legos. The Lego Batman Movie is a spin-off from the hugely successful The Lego Movie, which featured an “all-too-serious-but-trying-to-look-cool” Batman voiced by the wonderful Will Arnett (Arrested Development). Embracing the masked vigilante’s nostalgia from his past iterations along with the Lego universe’s nonsensical humor, The Lego Batman Movie is a hysterical, absolute blast from start to finish.
From director Chris McKay, writer Seth Grahame-Smith and The LEGO Movie producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller comes The LEGO Batman Movie. Starring Will Arnett (Batman), Michael Cera (Robin), Rosario Dawson (Batgirl), Ralph Fiennes (Alfred), Mariah Carey (Gotham’s mayor) and Zach Galifianakis (The Joker), the film hits theaters February 20, 2017.
Masterminds is directed by Jared Hess (Napolean Dynamite, Nacho Libre) and stars Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis. The comedy film is based on actual events and is due for theatrical release August 7th.