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The LEGO Batman Movie

by Alan Rapp on February 10, 2017

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  • Title: The LEGO Batman Movie
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The LEGO Batman Movie movie reviewA sequel of sorts, The LEGO Batman Movie may not be quite as good as The LEGO Movie but it still proves to be a hell of a good time. Centered around Batman‘s (Will Arnett) inability to trust and rely on others, the film’s plot throws the Dark Knight Detective several curveballs including an adopted son in the energetic Dick Grayson (Michael Cera) combined with the retirement of Commissioner James Gordon (Hector Elizondo), who is replaced by his daughter Barbara (Rosario Dawson), and a new plot by the Joker (Zach Galifianakis) which throws Batman’s life into turmoil.

Without spoiling the plot, the Joker’s plan is actually ingenious given the pair’s relationship (which Batman refuses to acknowledge). The Crown Prince of Crime’s coup de grâce is perfect in its simplicity and leaves Batman completely without direction as even the solitary comfort of Wayne Manor is disrupted both by Dick and Alfred (Ralph Fiennes) who will no longer indulge Master Bruce’s solitude. While longtime Bat-fans are likely to get more out of the movie’s in-jokes (including references to every Batman movie ever made and the 60s television show), the high-action film with a good message for kids is fun for all.

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  • Title: LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures – Return of the Kyber Saber
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The Freemaker Adventures - Return of the Kyber Saber

“Return of the Kyber Saber” concludes the show’s season long arc involving the search for the Kyber Saber Crystals. With Naare (Grey Griffin) in control of the reconstituted Kyber Saber and on her way to Courscant to take over the Empire, the Freemakers make one last-ditch effort to get the powerful artifact and keep it out of the hands of the Sith. The finale offers Palpatine (Trevor Devall) on the run from the bloodthirsty Naare and Rowan (Nicolas Cantu) continuing to surprise with his growing Force abilities. With the quest complete the episode teases possible new adventures for the Rowan, Zander (Eugene Byrd), and Kordi (Vanessa Lengies) should the show be renewed for a second season.

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  • Title: LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures – Duel of Destiny
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LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures - Duel of Destiny

Despite the best intentions, Rowan‘s (Nicolas Cantu) plan to leave his family and hide the final Kyber Saber Crystal backfires when Naare (Grey Griffin) and Graballa (Dana Snyder) show up on the Wheel and target Zander (Eugene Byrd) and Kordi (Vanessa Lengies) for information. Not even R0-GR (Matthew Wood) and his first-hand knowledge of Jedi fighting techniques can prepare Rowan to make a proper rescue. The episode ends with Naare and the Empire one-step closer to reclaiming the last crystal and the Freemakers in need of a miracle.

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  • Title: LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures – Showdown on Hoth
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The Freemaker Adventures - Showdown on Hoth

The search for the last remaining Kyber Saber Crystal turns into a race between the Freemakers and Naare (Grey Griffin) and her bounty hunter friends. Containing several nods to The Empire Strikes Back, “Showdown on Hoth” includes the Freemakers finding the abandoned Rebel base and running into a baby Wampa (whose angry mother will help secure the group’s escape). The episode also offers another appearance of Durpin (Richard Kind) by Plumestriker (Jeff Bennett) demoted to one of the most desolate locations in the Empire.

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  • Title: LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures – The Maker of Zoh
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The Freemaker Adventures – The Maker of Zoh

Taking a break from their search for the Kyber Crystals, and following the advice from Maz Kanata (Grey Griffin), the Freemakers head to the barren junk planet of Zoh in search of the Maker who turns out to Jek-14 (Brian Dobson). Although the former Sith clone is welcoming to the group, his robots aren’t too happy with the Freemakers’ arrival. Afraid they will convince the Maker to leave, the bots decide take care of the trespassers… permanently.

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