Reviews · Theatre & Film

The Lego Batman Movie at Chapter Arts!

We love visiting Chapter in Cardiff, and what better excuse is there to visit than to see the new Lego Batman Movie?! We haven’t been to see a movie there as a family before, so we were super excited to go along together and check it out.

You might already know I’m a huge fan of the big screen (my Dad had the projectionist side covered whilst my Mom brought me up on an array of classic movies) and I want my children to have these experiences, from animation to documentary and all that’s in between!

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We’re also Lego maniacs and we have a growing collection of Lego in our house, so this movie was the perfect combination of two of our passions…

The story follows Batman as he is tested to the extreme after The Joker creates a situation even Batman can’t control. He must join forces with his new found friends and Albert to save Gotham City!

The film starts as it means to go on, with humour, action and a dash of sentimentality. We see Batman, the loner, struggling with his emotions, battling with his enemies and finally becoming part of a (quirky) family by the end of the film.

There were so many things I loved about this movie, such as the references to Michael Jackson, from songs to quotes it was fab to see (and hear!). I also loved the classic ‘POW’ fight scene, reminding me of the old Batman television series that George and Molly love to watch – thanks to my parents!

Molly said, ‘My favourite was when Joker helped Batman save the city so it gets fixed back together, so it’s not broken and everyone is friends! And Batman and Joker say they hate each other, it’s nice…’ I think you have to see the film to understand why it’s so nice, because Molly is right, it’s really sweet and comical all at once!

George didn’t make a peep through the whole movie. He told me, ‘It was good. I liked the part where they join the city back together!’ This was a fab part of the movie, great for those who like the satisfying sound Lego makes when it clicks together!

I also thought the soundtrack was pretty awesome, with ‘One (is the Loneliest number)’, ‘Man in the Mirror’ and ‘(I Just) Died in Your Arms Tonight’ complimenting the inventive and insane Lego builds, creations and destructions.

How this film is put together blows my mind, the idea of the mass of Lego creating a city, communities, buildings, vehicles and more. It’s crazy, but it reminds me of how my children see their Lego sets, how it can create new and exciting worlds yet be taken apart and re-built to create something else, as well as how amazing and versatile Lego is. This movie, much like the Lego Movie, is inspiring to adults and children alike.

I also love the theme of trusting in each other, taking a risk and relying on others, and ultimately being a part of something greater than yourself. The theme of friendship and family is beautifully created in this film.

It’s a must-see for any Lego fans, and for those who just like clever, humorous, colourful and thoughtful movies.

When it comes to cost, Chapter is really affordable with cinema tickets for £3-4 per person. The Lego Batman Move is running until 30th April £4 per adult, so you’ve got plenty of time to go and check it out.

 

Disclosure: I received tickets in exchange for review. All opinions are 100% honest and my own.

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