Opened: February 10, 2017
Directed by: Chris McKay
Starring: Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes, Jenny Slate, Héctor Elizondo, Lauren White, Mariah Carey, Eddie Izzard, Seth Green, Jermaine Clement, Billy Dee Williams, Riki Lindhome, Conan O’Brien, Jason Mantzoukas, Zoë Kravitz, Kate Micucci, Doug Benson, David Burrows, Matt Billa, John Venzon, Laura Kightlinger, Todd Hansen, Chris McKay, Mark Jonathan Davis, Channing Tatum, Ellie Kemper, Jonah Hill & Adam DeVine
When Batman (Will Arnett) won’t admit that the Joker (Zach Galifianakis) is his greatest enemy, the Joker devises a plan to bring about terror on Gotham and prove how much Batman cares about him. Batman works alongside his adopted son Robin (Michael Cera), new police commissioner Barbara (Rosario Dawson) and his butler Alfred (Ralph Fiennes) to save the city.
The thing that makes this a great Batman film is that it follows the same storylines and characters, but they’re aware of their flaws and consistently joke about the films that came before this. As a family comedy, it’s also much lighter than other Batman movies – both in tone and in actual lighting.
Final say: Serious fun for everyone. ★★★★★