Despite what many commentators say, the first quarter of any given year has plenty of great movies hidden in plain sight. January 2017 already has at least three very good movies on its calendar – Staying Vertical, The Salesman, and The Red Turtle – and February will see the release of Raoul Peck‘s exceptional I Am Not Your Negro and Jordan Peele‘s Get Out. Even the big studios can put a few minor or major delights into their first quarter on occasion, which brings us to The LEGO Batman Movie.
For all the not-undeserved criticism levied against The LEGO Movie, it remains a tremendous joy to watch and is genuinely hilarious for all of its fleet-footed runtime. And though The LEGO Batman Movie doesn’t have Phil Lord and Christopher Miller overseeing its production, the footage that’s been released thus far suggests that director Chris McKay, who served as co-editor and animation supervisor on The LEGO Movie, has done well by the original film’s legacy. The latest TV spot for the movie gives us a slightly longer look at the relationships between Will Arnett‘s Batman and Zach Galifianakis‘ Joker, as well as Michael Cera‘s Robin. There’s a feeling of spontaneity and unpredictable humor in every scene teased here. Indeed, the trailer, which you can take a look at below, suggests that January and February will be a fine time to go to the movies.
The LEGO Batman Movie will be released on February 10th.
Here’s the new extended spot for The LEGO Batman Movie:
Here’s the official synopsis for The LEGO Batman Movie:
In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The LEGO® Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – LEGO Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.