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LEGO Batman: The Movie -- DC Superheroes Unite

By Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Lighthearted superhero action is fun -- but big toy ad.

Movie NR 2013 71 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 3+

Ok for young kids

It’s a lego movie so ok for kids Some fighting and destruction scenes (or as my four year old says - Joker is doing monkey business)
age 5+

A great movie form travelers tale. Kids and adults will enjoy.

It is also a video game.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (7 ):
Kids say (14 ):

LEGO Batman: The Movie -- DC Superheroes Unite will entertain adults just as effortlessly as it does kids. It's funny to see the opening credits, designed, LEGO-style, to copy the opening credits for Tim Burton's Batman (1989). It even lifts parts of Danny Elfman's original Batman music score (as well as parts of John Williams' Superman score).

The movie looks great and moves well, using its 71 minutes wisely. It has time for both thrills and humor without feeling rushed or forced, and the characters are funny and likeable. The only real issue is that it takes place, more or less, within the real superhero universe, and fans may balk at the somewhat jokey treatment of their heroes. Otherwise, though the movie doesn't specifically mention toys for sale, it's hard to escape that the entire thing plays like a toy ad.

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