The new Lego Batman Movie is a fun and dazzling viewing experience for kids and adults. While its animation and humor are very kid-friendly, it contains sophisticated satirical observations of both Batman and the real world that will keep adults entranced, writes Owen Gleiberman in Variety. The movie's imagery is hypnotizing and its dialogue is fast-paced and self-knowing, all the makings of a blockbuster, like its predecessor.
The Batman Lego movie does not match up to the cinematic brilliance of The Lego Movie. While it offers a fun take on Batman, the movie's cast, especially the Joker, fall short in delivering fully fleshed out characters, writes Sam Machkovech. Therefore, he adds, the actors either come off as flat or over the top, which is grating. While the story and acting pale in comparison to the earlier Lego Movie, the visuals match up.