It has arrived! It is time to bask in all things Lego and Batman combined. Will Arnett reprises his starring role as the voice of Lego Batman, aka Bruce Wayne, along with strong supporting roles by Zach Galifianakis, Rosario Dawson, Michael Cera and Ralph Fiennes, who all take part in voice acting our favorite DC characters. Furthermore, there are 3 lessons to be learned from this crime-stopping film. Let’s dive right in.
1) Teamwork Makes the Dream Work:
When you think of Batman, you don’t think of a ‘team’ per say. He works alone. He is mysterious. He goes home to be alone – again and again. Now he may have Alfred, but as we all know he isn’t your typical crime fighter, or is he? In the midst of mass chaos and mayhem, Batman realizes that he can’t do everything on his own and that he must seek help from Robin, Alfred, and Barbara Gordon. What is also a reinforcement of that is even the citizens of Gotham City team up to help too. It is refreshing to know that even Batman sometimes has a team to back him up.
2) Listen to Yourself:
Sometimes we hear that voice inside you that tells you that you can accomplish anything, even though the odds are against you. Barbara Gordon knows herself and even listens to herself. She studied martial arts, perfected her talents and excelled at her job. She listened to her own self-belief. Batman, even know he’s incredibly stubborn and cocky, eventually learns to listen to himself and realizes that what he needs besides a team, is a profound revelation. It makes him stronger.
3) Put Your Trust In Others:
Alfred has to be trusted with Batman’s lavish lifestyle, the Batcave, and his true identity. We all know that Bruce Wayne is Batman, but the city of Gotham doesn’t know that. Alfred and Batman’s trust must be shared amongst one another. They do team up and work together in a new way, but it helps solidify confidence and bond they have for each other. A father-son quality. Trust also comes to mind with Dick Grayson learning from Batman and also the partnership with Barbara Gordon that comes to be later.
Overall, the Lego Batman Movie teaches us the lessons of teamwork, listening to yourself and trust while being a fun movie for all ages. A film of a classic toy and a classic DC hero tale married into the big screen. If you like what you’ve read, then you’ll love the movie even more. I know my team, and I want to see it again. Go and enjoy the movie when it comes out on February 10th, 2017. Check your local theaters for showtimes.