Lego DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered

Movie review by
Brian Costello, Common Sense Media
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It's an ad, but goofy fun for both parents and kids.
  • NR
  • 2014
  • 22 minutes

Parents say

age 5+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

Not yet rated

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Educational value

Meant to entertain rather than educate.

Positive messages

Too cartoonish and goofy for positive messages. 

Positive role models & representations

Characters too silly to be considered positive role models. 

Violence & scariness

Some cartoon violence. Lasers fired, shark attacks, superheroes fighting with villains. 

Sexy stuff
Language
Consumerism

Feature is coproduced by Lego and DC Comics and designed to sell products to kids.

Drinking, drugs & smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Lego DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered is a short animated feature in which well-known superheroes appear in Lego form. Though it's obviously a commercial, the playful quirkiness at work here should be as entertaining for adults as it is for kids. There is some cartoon violence: Characters shoot lasers, fight, and pursue villains.

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What's the story?

Batman, as sullen and independent as ever, refuses to be helped by Superman (Troy Baker) or any of the other superheroes and continues to avoid their requests to join them in the Hall of Justice. This changes when, one by one, Superman, the Flash, Aqua Man (Dee Bradley Baker), Wonder Woman, and Cyborg vanish into thin air. Somewhat reluctantly, Batman decides to find out what happened to them. Upon arriving at the Hall of Justice, he encounters Batmite, an irritating superfan of Batman who has taken the other superheroes prisoner to impress him. It's up to Batman to outwit Batmite and up to the other superheroes to find a way to escape the cage in which Batmite has placed them. 

Is it any good?

Though most certainly a commercial aimed at kids, this short movie surprises by being entertaining for adults as well. There's enough playful quirkiness involved to keep everyone interested. The familiar superheroes are self-aware versions of their more familiar selves, and what emerges is engaging action, funny dialogue, and a sense of mystery as each superhero seemingly vanishes into thin air one by one. It's not the greatest superhero story out there, but it's enjoyable for what it is.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about popular superheroes. How do these superheroes compare to the ones who appear in movies, on TV shows, and in comic books? 

  • Why do you think Lego and DC Comics teamed up to make this feature? 

  • What are your thoughts on toy manufacturers making programs starring the very toys they sell?

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