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Well, it has been a while since I've done one of these journals, and I think it's about time to do this again.

Bruce Wayne or Batman has to defeat The Joker and his plans of a hostile takeover of Gotham City while also takes responsibility of taking care of Richard Grayson, which leads to him on a journey of self-discovery and taking on his biggest fear and weakness.

This movie is amazing and I have a blast while seeing it for the first time. The elements from the LEGO Movie is pretty evident here and it still holds wonders. The animation, the sense of humor, the pacing, everything that made the first LEGO Movie great is here and I love it. However, if there is one thing that this movie did so well is its breakdown and analysis of the character of Batman and his history and applying it to its story and humor. This movie takes a lot of material from Batman's history and makes fun of how ridiculous they are and with the style of humor that The LEGO Movies are known for it works so well. While it is hilarious, it also takes Batman's greatest weakness and focuses on what makes Batman such an entertaining yet flawed character: his loneliness. Recent adaptations always portrayed Batman as someone who's antisocial, and a broody individual; someone who doesn't want to work with others. However, this movie takes that aspect in a satirical yet realistic way and the movie tells us that no matter how strong or tough he is, the people around him like Alfred, Richard and all of his enemies, especially The Joker, is what makes him who he is, no matter how much Batman denies it. This film understands his character and flaws perfectly and makes the movie entertaining. It is such a pleasant experience seeing a love letter to one of the most well-known superheroes and characters of all time. I highly recommend it to every single fan of The Dark Knight and to the fans of the first LEGO Movie.
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