Box art for Lego Batman: The Movie - DC Superheroes Unite

Lego Batman: The Movie - DC Superheroes Unite

anime & animation

An award party for Gotham Citys Man of the Year, Bruce Wayne, quickly descends into chaos when The Joker crashes into the scene with a full gallery of rogues at his side.

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common sense

ON for kids age 9
Positive messages
3 out of 5
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
0 out of 5
Educational value
0 out of 5
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Positive role models
2 out of 5

Lighthearted superhero action is fun -- but big toy ad.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that LEGO Batman: The Movie -- DC Superheroes Unite is a full-length animated movie, released direct to DVD, featuring the slightly humorous LEGO versions of the popular superheroes Batman, Superman, etc. The movie concentrates on thrills and fighting, with a huge Kryptonite-powered gun, and a giant (potentially scary) Joker robot, along with fighting, chasing, and explosions. The tone of the conflicts is always light and funny. The only other issue is consumerism: while there's no specific mention of toys for sale, it will be clear to kids that the entire movie is an ad for LEGO superhero toys. (The DVD even comes with a Clark Kent/Superman figure.) Still, this is a much more age-appropriate fare for superhero fans 8 and up than stuff like Batman: The Dark Knight Returns.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the movie's violence. Is it scary or over the top? Is it necessary to tell a superhero story with a lot of violence?
  • What does Batman learn over the course of the movie? Why is he so reluctant to reach out to others?
  • Does this movie make you want to own more LEGO toys? Why or why not?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Audience Reviews

5 stars

My kids LOVE this movie. They're really into Legos, and Superheros, so this movie is the best of both worlds. It's funny and action packed for the kids.

- vegamama, Friday, January 17, 2014