The LEGO Batman Movie (U)



Action (2017)
104mins US/Den

Starring: Rosario Dawson, Jenny Slate, Ralph Fiennes, Zach Galifianakis, Will Arnett
Director: Chris McKay
Writer(s): Chris McKenna, Seth Grahame-Smith, Erik Sommers
Listings: London | Rest of UK and Ireland

Commissioner James Gordon hands over control to his daughter, Barbara, who calls into question the effectiveness of Batman when all of his nemeses including The Joker at large. Despite the stinging criticism, Batman is smitten and in the midst of this romantic fog, he inadvertently agrees to adopt plucky orphan Dick Grayson. The boy wonder infiltrates the Bat Cave and picks out a spandex outfit so he can join his new father on night-time escapades.

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The LEGO Batman Movie (U)

Everything was awesome with the 2014 computer-animated comedy The LEGO Movie, which cleverly brought together DC Comics superheroes in a world of coloured building bricks. Humour was pitched perfectly between the young and the young-at-heart, and a knowing script mined humour from the physical limitations of LEGO without dinting the brand's enduring appeal. This polished spin-off, directed by Chris McKay, comes close to capturing the magic of the original...

The LEGO Batman Movie. Copyright: 2016 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and Ratpac-Dune Entertainment LLC. Caption: Superheroes unite in The LEGO Batman Movie. All Rights Reserved.The beginning is a very good place to start with The LEGO Batman Movie because the opening five minutes of credits and droll voiceover are sheer perfection. "All important movies start with a black screen," growls Batman (voiced by Will Arnett), providing a hilarious running commentary of the production companies responsible for his film. Sly digs at previous incarnations of the Caped Crusader on the big and small screen up the comic ante, as the titular vigilante panders to his overinflated ego. "Remember kids, if you want to be like Batman, take care of your abs!" he advises. It's genuinely one of the finest animated opening salvos since the wizards at Pixar had us sobbing into our handkerchiefs with Up. The rest of McKay's picture is a delight but doesn't scale the same dizzy heights of razor-sharp hilarity.

Batman wallows in loneliness at Wayne Manor where loyal butler Alfred (Ralph Fiennes) expertly pinpoints the source of his master's malaise. "Your greatest fear is being part of a family again." Soon after, Commissioner James Gordon (Hector Elizondo) hands over control to his daughter, Barbara (Rosario Dawson), who calls into question the effectiveness of Batman when all of his nemeses including The Joker (Zach Galifianakis) and Harley Quinn (Jenny Slate) remain at large. Despite the stinging criticism, Batman is smitten - cue strains of Cutting Crew's 1986 ballad (I Just) Died In Your Arms - and in the midst of this romantic fog, he inadvertently agrees to adopt plucky orphan Dick Grayson (Michael Cera). The boy wonder infiltrates the Bat Cave, home to the Bat Train, Bat Submarine and a Bat Kayak, and picks out a spandex outfit so he can join his new father on night-time escapades. And Batman desperately needs a sidekick when The Joker unleashes every villain in the galaxy on Gotham including the Daleks, which Batman casually dismisses as "British robots".

The LEGO Batman Movie induces whoops of glee as familiar characters poke fun at their mythologies. "We're going to punch these guys so hard, words are going to spontaneously materialise out of thin air," confirms Batman as a familiar blitzkrieg of "KAPOWs" and "BLAMs" fill the screen during one epic showdown. Arnett's hysterical vocal performance is heightened by a gushing bromance with Galifianakis' giggling maniac. Set pieces are animated and edited with boundless energy, whetting appetites for future forays into the LEGO universe.

- Jo Planter

The LEGO Batman Movie. Copyright: 2016 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and Ratpac-Dune Entertainment LLC. Caption: Superheroes unite in The LEGO Batman Movie. All Rights Reserved.


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Rest of UK and Irish Cinemas

Listed in alphabetical order by city/place name followed by cinema name.

From Friday 19th May
To Thursday 25th May

- Aberdeen, Cineworld Aberdeen - Queens Link
- Aberdeen, Cineworld Aberdeen - Union Square
- Aldershot, Cineworld Aldershot
- Ashford, Cineworld Ashford
- Ashton-under-Lyne, Cineworld Ashton-under-Lyne
- Aylesbury, Odeon Aylesbury
- Barnstaple, Central Cinema
- Basildon, Cineworld Basildon
- Basingstoke, Odeon Basingstoke
- Basingstoke, Vue Basingstoke Festival Place
- Bedford, Cineworld Bedford
- Birmingham, Cineworld Birmingham
- Birmingham, Cineworld Birmingham NEC
- Birmingham, Vue Birmingham
- Blackburn, Vue Blackburn
- Boldon Colliery, Cineworld Boldon Tyne And Wear
- Bolton, Cineworld Bolton
- Bolton, Vue Bolton
- Bootle, Odeon Liverpool Switch Island
- Bradford, Cineworld Bradford
- Braintree, Cineworld Braintree
- Bridgwater, Scott Cinemas
- Brighton, Cineworld Brighton
- Brighton, Duke Of York's Picturehouse
- Bristol, Cineworld Bristol
- Bristol, Cineworld Yate
- Bristol, Orpheus Henleaze
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Cribbs Causeway
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Longwell Green
- Buckingham, The Film Place
- Burton-on-Trent, Cineworld Burton Upon Trent
- Bury, Vue Bury The Rock
- Bury St Edmunds, Cineworld Bury St Edmunds
- Camberley, Vue Camberley
- Cambridge, The Light Cinema, Cambridge
- Cambridge, Vue Cambridge
- Canterbury, Curzon Canterbury
- Cardiff, Cineworld Cardiff
- Castleford, Cineworld Castleford
- Cheltenham, Cineworld Cheltenham
- Chester, Cineworld Broughton
- Chesterfield, Cineworld Chesterfield
- Chichester, Cineworld Chichester
- Cramlington, Vue Cramlington
- Crawley, Cineworld Crawley
- Cromer, Movieplex
- Cwmbran, Vue Cwmbran
- Darlington, Vue Darlington
- Didcot, Cineworld Didcot
- Doncaster, Vue Doncaster
- Dublin, Movies @ Dundrum
- Dublin, Vue Dublin
- Dudley, Odeon Dudley Merry Hill
- Dundee, Cineworld Dundee
- Dunfermline, Odeon Dunfermline
- Eastbourne, Cineworld Eastbourne
- East Didsbury, Cineworld Didsbury
- East Grinstead, Scott Cinemas
- Eastleigh, Vue Eastleigh
- Edinburgh, Cineworld Edinburgh
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Ocean Terminal
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Omni Centre
- Ellesmere Port, Vue Cheshire Oaks
- Ely, Cineworld Ely
- Exmouth, Savoy
- Falkirk, Cineworld Falkirk
- Falmouth, Phoenix Cinema
- Fareham, Cineworld Whiteley
- Gateshead, Vue Gateshead
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Parkhead
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Renfrew Street
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Silverburn
- Glasgow, Vue Glasgow Fort
- Gloucester, Cineworld Gloucester Quays
- Grays, Vue Thurrock
- Halifax, Vue Halifax
- Hamilton, Vue Hamilton
- Harlow, Cineworld Harlow
- Haverhill, Cineworld Haverhill
- Hemel Hempstead, Cineworld Hemel Hempstead
- High Wycombe, Cineworld High Wycombe
- Hinckley, Cineworld Hinckley
- Holmfirth, Southgate Theatre
- Hull, Cineworld Hull
- Hull, Vue Hull Princes Quay
- Huntingdon, Cineworld Huntingdon
- Ilfracombe, Embassy Cinema
- Inverness, Vue Inverness
- Ipswich, Cineworld Ipswich
- Jersey, Cineworld Jersey
- Leeds, Vue Leeds Kirkstall Road
- Leeds, Vue Leeds The Light
- Leicester, Odeon Leicester
- Leicester, Vue Leicester
- Leigh, Cineworld Leigh
- Livingston, Vue Livingston
- Llandudno, Cineworld Llandudno
- Loughborough, Cineworld Loughborough
- Luton, Cineworld Luton
- Manchester, Odeon Trafford Centre
- Merthyr Tydfil, Vue Merthyr Tydfil
- Middlesbrough, Cineworld Middlesbrough
- Milton Keynes, Cineworld Milton Keynes
- Newcastle-under-Lyme, Vue Newcastle-under-Lyme
- Newport, Cineworld Isle Of Wight
- Newport, Cineworld Newport Friars Walk
- Newport, Cineworld Newport Spytty Road
- Newton Abbot, Alexandra Cinema
- Northampton, Cineworld Northampton
- Northampton, Vue Northampton
- Norwich, Cinema City Picturehouse
- Norwich, Vue Norwich
- Nottingham, Cineworld Nottingham
- Okehampton, Carlton Cinema
- Oxford, Phoenix Picturehouse
- Oxford, Vue Oxford
- Paignton, Vue Torbay (Apollo)
- Penzance, Savoy
- Plymouth, Vue Plymouth
- Poole, Cineworld Poole
- Portsmouth, Odeon Port Solent
- Portsmouth, Vue Portsmouth
- Prestatyn, Scala Cinema
- Preston, Odeon Preston
- Reading, Vue Reading
- Redruth, Regal Film Centre
- Renfrew, Odeon Braehead
- Ripon, Curzon Ripon
- Rochester, Cineworld Rochester
- Rugby, Cineworld Rugby
- Runcorn, Cineworld Runcorn
- Seaham, Cineworld Dalton Park
- Sheffield, Cineworld Sheffield
- Sheffield, Odeon Sheffield
- Sheffield, Vue Sheffield
- Shrewsbury, Cineworld Shrewsbury
- Solihull, Cineworld Solihull
- Southampton, Cineworld Southampton
- Southport, Vue Southport
- Stevenage, Cineworld Stevenage
- St Helens, Cineworld St Helens
- Stirling, Vue Stirling
- St. Neots, Cineworld St Neots
- Stockport, Cineworld Stockport
- Stoke-on-Trent, Cineworld Stoke-on-Trent
- Stoke-on-Trent, Odeon Stoke
- Swansea, Odeon Swansea
- Swansea, Vue Swansea
- Swindon, Cineworld Swindon Regent Circus
- Swindon, Cineworld Swindon Shaw Ridge
- Telford, Cineworld Telford
- Telford, Odeon Telford
- Thanet, Vue Westwood Cross
- Thornton-Cleveleys, Vue Cleveleys
- Tiverton, Tivoli
- Wakefield, Cineworld Wakefield
- Warrington, Odeon Warrington
- Watford, Vue Watford
- Wembley, Cineworld Wembley
- Weymouth, Cineworld Weymouth
- Wisbech, The Light Cinema, Wisbech
- Witney, Cineworld Witney
- Wolverhampton, Cineworld Wolverhampton
- Yeovil, Cineworld Yeovil
- York, Vue York
From Friday 26th May
To Thursday 1st June

- Aberdeen, Cineworld Aberdeen - Queens Link
- Aberdeen, Cineworld Aberdeen - Union Square
- Aberdeen, Vue Aberdeen
- Accrington, Vue Accrington
- Aldershot, Cineworld Aldershot
- Altrincham, Vue Altrincham (Apollo)
- Ashford, Cineworld Ashford
- Ashton-under-Lyne, Cineworld Ashton-under-Lyne
- Barnstaple, Central Cinema
- Barrow-in-Furness, Vue Barrow (Apollo)
- Basildon, Cineworld Basildon
- Bath, Little Theatre Cinema Picturehouse
- Bedford, Cineworld Bedford
- Bicester, Vue Bicester
- Birmingham, Cineworld Birmingham
- Birmingham, Cineworld Birmingham NEC
- Birmingham, Empire Birmingham Great Park
- Birmingham, Vue Birmingham
- Bishop Auckland, The Vineyard Centre
- Bishop's Stortford, Empire Bishop's Stortford
- Boldon Colliery, Cineworld Boldon Tyne And Wear
- Bolton, Cineworld Bolton
- Bradford, Cineworld Bradford
- Braintree, Cineworld Braintree
- Bridgwater, Scott Cinemas
- Brighton, Cineworld Brighton
- Bristol, Cineworld Bristol
- Bristol, Cineworld Yate
- Bristol, Orpheus Henleaze
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Cribbs Causeway
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Longwell Green
- Burton-on-Trent, Cineworld Burton Upon Trent
- Bury St Edmunds, Cineworld Bury St Edmunds
- Cambridge, The Light Cinema, Cambridge
- Cardiff, Cineworld Cardiff
- Castleford, Cineworld Castleford
- Catterick Garrison, Empire Catterick Garrison
- Cheltenham, Cineworld Cheltenham
- Chester, Cineworld Broughton
- Chesterfield, Cineworld Chesterfield
- Chichester, Cineworld Chichester
- Clydebank, Empire Clydebank
- Coleford, Studio Cinema
- Crawley, Cineworld Crawley
- Cromer, Movieplex
- Didcot, Cineworld Didcot
- Doncaster, Vue Doncaster
- Dublin, Vue Dublin
- Dundee, Cineworld Dundee
- Eastbourne, Cineworld Eastbourne
- East Didsbury, Cineworld Didsbury
- East Grinstead, Scott Cinemas
- Edinburgh, Cineworld Edinburgh
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Ocean Terminal
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Omni Centre
- Ellesmere Port, Vue Cheshire Oaks
- Ely, Cineworld Ely
- Exmouth, Savoy
- Falkirk, Cineworld Falkirk
- Falmouth, Phoenix Cinema
- Fareham, Cineworld Whiteley
- Farnborough, Vue Farnborough
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Parkhead
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Renfrew Street
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Silverburn
- Gloucester, Cineworld Gloucester Quays
- Harlow, Cineworld Harlow
- Hartlepool, Vue Hartlepool
- Haverhill, Cineworld Haverhill
- Helston, Flora
- Hemel Hempstead, Cineworld Hemel Hempstead
- High Wycombe, Cineworld High Wycombe
- High Wycombe, Empire High Wycombe
- Hinckley, Cineworld Hinckley
- Hull, Cineworld Hull
- Huntingdon, Cineworld Huntingdon
- Ilfracombe, Embassy Cinema
- Ipswich, Cineworld Ipswich
- Ipswich, Empire Ipswich
- Jersey, Cineworld Jersey
- Kingsbridge, Kings Cinema
- Lancaster, Vue Lancaster
- Leamington Spa, Vue Leamington Spa (Apollo)
- Leeds, Vue Leeds The Light
- Leigh, Cineworld Leigh
- Llandudno, Cineworld Llandudno
- Loughborough, Cineworld Loughborough
- Luton, Cineworld Luton
- Middlesbrough, Cineworld Middlesbrough
- Milton Keynes, Cineworld Milton Keynes
- Newbury, Vue Newbury
- Newcastle upon Tyne, Empire Newcastle Upon Tyne
- Newport, Cineworld Isle Of Wight
- Newport, Cineworld Newport Friars Walk
- Newport, Cineworld Newport Spytty Road
- Newton Abbot, Alexandra Cinema
- Northampton, Cineworld Northampton
- Nottingham, Cineworld Nottingham
- Okehampton, Carlton Cinema
- Plymouth, Vue Plymouth
- Poole, Cineworld Poole
- Portsmouth, Vue Portsmouth
- Reading, Vue Reading
- Redruth, Regal Film Centre
- Rochester, Cineworld Rochester
- Rugby, Cineworld Rugby
- Runcorn, Cineworld Runcorn
- Salford, Vue Manchester Lowry
- Seaham, Cineworld Dalton Park
- Sheffield, Cineworld Sheffield
- Sheffield, Vue Sheffield
- Shrewsbury, Cineworld Shrewsbury
- Slough, Empire Slough
- Solihull, Cineworld Solihull
- Southampton, Cineworld Southampton
- Stevenage, Cineworld Stevenage
- St Helens, Cineworld St Helens
- St Ives, The Royal
- St. Neots, Cineworld St Neots
- Stockport, Cineworld Stockport
- Stoke-on-Trent, Cineworld Stoke-on-Trent
- Stratford-upon-Avon, Stratford Picturehouse
- Stroud, Vue Stroud (Apollo)
- Sunderland, Empire Sunderland
- Sutton Coldfield, Empire Sutton Coldfield
- Swansea, Vue Swansea
- Swindon, Cineworld Swindon Regent Circus
- Swindon, Cineworld Swindon Shaw Ridge
- Swindon, Empire Swindon Greenbridge
- Telford, Cineworld Telford
- Thurso, Thurso Cinema
- Torquay, Central Cinema
- Wakefield, Cineworld Wakefield
- Walthamstow, Empire Walthamstow
- Watford, Vue Watford
- Wembley, Cineworld Wembley
- Weymouth, Cineworld Weymouth
- Wigan, Empire Wigan
- Wisbech, The Light Cinema, Wisbech
- Witney, Cineworld Witney
- Wolverhampton, Cineworld Wolverhampton
- Wolverhampton, Light House
- Worcester, Vue Worcester
- Yeovil, Cineworld Yeovil
- York, Vue York


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