Batman: The Lego Movie 2 Review
This is a fun movie that obviously doesn't really care if you like it or not and therefore is missing any pretense in story or visual acuity. Batman is once again voiced by actor Will Arnett and the production takes on a tour of our favorite anti-hero's very dark psyche by daring to ask the question: What does it really mean to be a super hero?
That answer is provided pretty well when Batman's arch-nemesis, The Joker, is hurt by Batman's seeming indifference to his existence and demands that Batman show some kind of feeling -any kind -regarding their special 'relationship'. A relationship albeit built on hate but it still counts in the Joker's mind. From this simple but terrific premise the Batman: Lego Movie 2 expounds on the Dark Knight's deepest fears and how he may survive their ultimate meaning: he is destined with a life of false happiness when there is no one in it to love. Whether this philosophy is true or not in real life (because in real life it is unrequited love, not hate that causes the greatest amounts of pain -you can check divorce statistics if you doubt this and also child psychology experts) doesn't matter. It's true here for The Batman because it is something he really does need.
I'm George Alan Booker and I created the character known as Zombie Racer and then everyone and his mother started turning it into shitty video games and smelly gym shoes on the Internet so now it's just all over the damn place. Anyway I used to work in comic books, animation, and TV advertising storyboarding. Now I'm returning to comics again with the start of this website. Check the site ledger on the Home Page (Graphic Storytelling.com and Gallery subheadings listings) for samples of my artwork. Follow me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/zombieracer for satirical jokes and political commentary (it's where I chill at).