Before Warner Bros had a hit with the against all odds excellent "The Lego Movie", it had quietly been churning out Lego animations on TV.
Its a rather strange journey, as the first movie - Lego Batman - was converted from the video game of the same name. So, a tv movie of a video game, which itself is based on a construction toy and a comic. And this is not to be confused with the upcoming "Lego Batman" theatrical release, incidentally, - which stars a completely different Lego batman.
It all makes perfect sense. Probably.
This film, the lengthily titled "Lego DC Comics Superheroes: Justice League - Gotham City Breakout" is the 6th dvd/tv movie in the series, so its fair to say WB has had quite some success with this strange franchise.
The film is nothing special plotwise - Superman tries to look after Gotham City while Batman goes on "holiday". However, the humor continues to be surprisingly sharp - a trade mark of the Lego DC films. Arguably, they all ultimately owe thanks its video game origins, as it maintains the same "smart silliness" as the Travelers Tales games established. However, as much of the humor draws from knowledge of batman and his specifically his other depictions, someone not familiar with the character is likely not to enjoy this nearly so much.
Overall, while nothing particularly special, and not quite as good as the others in the series, its still a fairly entertaining animation, going at least slightly beyond what is needed for "children's entertainment".
Reviewed By Darkflame
Genre: animated action comady
Lego DC Comics Superheroes: Justice League - Gotham City Breakout created by James Krieg