A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Meant to entertain rather than educate.
Too cartoonish and goofy for positive messages.
Positive Role Models
Characters too silly to be considered positive role models.
Violence & Scariness
Some cartoon violence. Lasers fired, shark attacks, superheroes fighting with villains.
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Products & Purchases
Feature is coproduced by Lego and DC Comics and designed to sell products to kids.
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. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
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 in Lego DC Comics: Batman Be-Leagueredto 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.
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