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While this version of the character spent the vast majority of his time on the small screen, the Kevin Conroy-voiced Crusader was in theaters in 1993 for the well-received "Batman: Mask of the Phantasm". Bane's (Doug Benson) voice is a spoof of Tom Hardy's unintentionally amusing characterization from "The Dark Knight Rises".

A myriad of colors, characters and chaos abound in the animated "The Lego Batman Movie". The story had plenty of throwbacks to past films and series that I loved to see in this movie.

Did you read all the comic books? This time around, Warner Bros moves to Gotham City where Joker is brewing some trouble.

Still, as Batman tells the Joker (Zach Galifianakis), he doesn't do "ships" - as in relationships.

Joker goes slightly crazier. Bruce Wayne's inability to get past his pain - his decades of pain. "I think in some ways they knew I would be OK because I have a giant Catwoman tattoo on my arm", McKay said with a laugh Tuesday in a phone conversation from Los Angeles.

This may seem like an awfully solemn turn for a spinoff of The Lego Movie, a comic franchise built out of plastic bricks and sarcasm. He won't believe you, though if you point any of this out to him. Imagine if Rob Gronkowski were Batman.

With Will Arnett huskily voicing the Dark Knight, the film also offers an intriguing twist on Batman lore - one considerably more nuanced than that set out in the meat-headed Batman V Superman last summer. The movie brought new life to the Dark Knight, and Keaton would return for "Batman Returns" in 1992.

In the second clip, Alfred attempts to get Batman to mentor his young ward, whether he wants to or not. It never happened: Tommy Lee Jones played the villain in 1995's retooled Batman Forever. "Demetri, even Condiment King?" Clearly they do. This movie merely revels in their absurdity. This is a movie where there are both jokes for kids and adults simultaneously, but not in the typical fashion where the adult humor is a cleverly worded sex joke, but that of some really smart humor that actually requires a bit of thought.

Everything is awesome when youre Lego Batman.

You sense that a lot of the funniest stuff is flying by too quickly to land: In the Commissioner's PowerPoint presentation explaining Batman's strengths and weaknesses, I was sorry that I only caught one of the former - "Excellent brooding" - before it whizzed on by.

Demetri Ravanos is a member of the North Carolina Film Critics Association and has reviewed movies for Raleigh and Company, and The Alan Kabel Radio Network.

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