The wonderful people at Warner Bros. UK invited me to a family day at Legoland Windsor to watch the new DC animated movie Lego Batman Family Matters.
I gladly accepted the invitation and attended with my three kids. Fun was had by all at the Lego Land Hotel Lego Lounge. Fun, games and activities were put on by the team and this included getting the opportunity to play the catalogue of Lego games on Playstation 4. After being fed and watered we got to watch the main event, Lego Batman Family Matters.
Not to be confused with the Will Arnett voiced theatrical Lego Batman movies, Family Matters is a home release animated movie following on from last years Lego Aquaman Rage of Atlantis and Lego The Flash.
Official Synopsis: “Suspicion is on high after Batman, Batgirl, Robin and other DC superheroes receive mysterious invitations. However, family values must remain strong when Batman and his team encounter the villainous Red Hood, who is obsessed with destroying the Bat-family and all of Gotham City.”
As a fan of the DC Lego movies for a number of years I was excited to see Batman and the Bat family return as the titular characters. Possibly due to confusion with the theatrical versions these movies normally include the caped crusader but focus on other Justice League members.
This was another enjoyable entry to the DC Lego catalogue. Fun, comical, fast paced and full of DC universe treats. Batman in confronted by a figure from his past who brings the Bat Family together while terror reigns down on Gotham.
Troy Baker returns to voice Batman who again does an excellent job after his appearance in Batman vs TMNT. Scott Menville who we all know as the voice of Robin from Teen Titans Go also voicing Robin here joined by fellow Teen Titans Go actor Tara Strong who voices Batwoman.
The beauty I often find with these movies is the sheer amount of characters that appear. Once again a feast is on display. Not only the full Bat Family but Killer Croc, Two Face, Billy Batson, Solomon Grundy, Commissioner Gordon and Scarecrow make an appearance.
In summary this was not my favorite DC Lego movie as I feel some of the jokes missed. It didn’t make me laugh out loud as much as Lego Flash or Rage of Atlantis did but it did have its moments and my 3 kids thoroughly enjoyed it, as did the other kids at the screening and at the end of the day, isn’t that whats important.
Lego Batman Family Matters is available to buy now on DVD. (Don’t forget to type DCWORLD10 at checkout for 10% off)