The early reviews are rolling in and critics say "The Lego Batman Movie" is the best Batman film since Christopher Nolan's 2008 "The Dark Night".
LA Times film critic Justin Chang says that while the movie faced high expectations following the 2014 smash hit "The Lego Movie", producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller did a pretty good job.
Chang says Lord and Miller kept the standard Batman mythos light-hearted.
"Rather than replaying the tragic loss that set Bruce Wayne on his vigilante path, the movie gives a melancholy nod to a portrait of his parents (who are shown posing right next to 'Crime Alley'). And rather than climaxing with a tortured disquisition on the duality of heroes and villains, the script includes an early, knife-twisting breakup scene in which the Joker (Zach Galifianakis) is heartbroken to learn that Batman doesn’t even consider him his 'greatest enemy.'"
"The Lego Batman Movie" comes out February 10th.
Check out Chang's full (spoiler filled) review at LATimes.