The Lego Batman Movie¬†does exactly what it says on the tin. It follows DC character Batman as he fights crime Gotham City. As an animation, it’s an amazing spectacle; in a similar fashion to the first film, you are constantly bombarded with action. In the words of my 4-year-old brother, “it was awesome”.

Probably the best critic for Lego Batman would be the kids it’s aimed at, so the best reflection of the quality of the film was how much my siblings loved it. Eight, seven and four, they all thought it was fabulous. (I think it’s perhaps worth noting that I was by far the most excited on the trip with my sisters, and although they enjoyed it I didn’t think they were nearly as enthusiastic as they could have been. But I really love lego.) It’s crammed with jokes ‘for the parents’ (all the best kids’ films are) and it didn’t feel as though it was appealing to the lowest common denominator like some films of this genre do. The style itself is an absolute treat; the little touches in the way the characters move and their expressions are what make it.

A star-studded voice cast put in great performances, the most noteworthy being Michael Cera as Robin, and Ralph Fiennes as Alfred. Will Arnett (Arrested Development) is brilliant as Batman, and I thought generally the whole thing was really well done. Basically, I really enjoyed it, and not even guiltily, because it’s a kids’ film that doesn’t feel like too much of a kids’ film. It definitely needs to be watched more than once if you are to pick up on all the visual aspects of it, and it is in the bright and busy animation that the story really gets to shine. From little lego wine glasses, to shadows moving against a wall, the devil’s in the detail and it’s brilliant.