Mitzi Ilagan | YoManila.com
The most awaited two words have made possible the production of a movie which garnered $55.6 million in ticket sales, and counting. Lego, a brand which have been a part of our childhood, and Batman, a superhero we all know about, brings a spin-off movie of the 2014’s The Lego Movie. It’s still Will Arnett behind the husky-voiced Batman or Bruce Wayne. Even when it has adapted the Lego animation style, The Lego Batman Movie still got the reasons why Batman and his colleagues (both friends and enemies) relates to the human life even when they’re just made out of those colorful and hard plastic.
- Life is like a box of chocolates.
Just like in Forrest Gump, the movie shows that even Batman never knows what he’s gonna get. In fact, even you could be surprised how his enemies suddenly become familiar but unexpected all at once. From the Phantom Zone where all the goons are kept, there comes Voldemort from Harry Potter, the Eye of Sauron from the Lord of the Rings, Godzilla, King Kong, the dinosaurs from Jurassic Park, the sharks from Jaws, and even the Gremlins.
- We need our parents.
Simply put, even when we’re not kids anymore, we need them to guide us. Batman, who would always report to his family picture about his accomplishments for the day, realizes that he clearly misses them. Even when he’s super rich and when he says that he has aged “phenomenally,” still, nothing beats two pairs of eager eyes, ready to listen to everything we say. Robin (Michael Cera), the orphan who Batman adopts, wouldn’t have been that proud and confident if for without his parental guidance, too.
- Our friends aren’t our friends every day.
Isn’t Batman a part of the DC squad? Ok, we understand that he’s the egocentric member, but still, we guess he’s still friends with Superman and the rest, right? But if it wasn’t for his plan to steal Superman’s portal gun, he wouldn’t even know that the squad’s having a party without him.
- Everybody needs somebody.
It is not only Batman who takes this line seriously (in a fun way) but also Joker (Zach Galifianakis), his forever enemy. With Batman’s heartbreaking line, “There is no us,” Joker’s face forms a sad emoji which is the complete opposite of his signature facial expression. After all, all he wants is Batman’s attention, making his intentions of putting chaos into Gotham City into the second spot. From the movie’s resolution, we could notice that if for without the villains, Batman also would have not defeated the other villains from the Phantom Zone.
Photo credits: Lego Batman Movie Facebook Page