Chock-full of Batman lore, laugh-out-loud absurdity, and even some compelling tender moments, The Lego Batman Movie is probably better than most Batman films.
Bad sequels and one slapstick spin-off comprise this opening weekend, and the choice, if one is to be chosen at all, is rather clear.
“To what degree” you ask? Good question. Is it only partially, or is it absolute obsession? I can’t say for certain. But in my view…I love Batman.
It cannot be doubted that Zack Snyder has created one of the biggest spectacles in the superhero world with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Even among the negative critic reviews it continues to build its own fans, confusing the landscape for potential viewers even more. But is it really any surprise that such a polarizing film should elicit mixed opinions? Even so, there’s more going on in the film that just a gritty take on violent vigilantism.
If you thought the Joker was dead, you were dead wrong.
Batman’s a hot topic these days. Chris Nolan’s movies, the DC Animated Universe films, Batman V. Superman, Batman comics, Lego Batman, everything is Batman. So when Fox put together a Batman prequel television series featuring the rise of Jim Gordon, it was presumed that it would be a thrilling and compelling comic book story, with the same fanfare as Arrow. It has garnered the same amount of attention to a certain extent, but if fans were expecting to receive the same quality material as the other DC-based television shows, they’re likely disappointed.
It’s hard to believe that it’s barely been a year since DC jumped on the cinematic universe bandwagon, announcing Batman V. Superman and moving to expand their horizons. More recently, DC and Marvel have announced exactly what movies they’re making and when, leading to a sort of nerd euphoria in the coming decade. It’s easy to loose track, so here’s a concise list of all comic book movies to be released through the year 2020.