The LEGO Batman Movie
(LEGO Systems A/S, Warner Animation Group, DC Entertainment | Warner Bros. Pictures) Director: Chris McKay Release Date: February 10, 2017 Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91% Synopsis: Batman, Batgirl, Alfred and Robin team up to try and save Gotham City from the evil clutches of the Joker, and a host of familiar Batman villains, who have been released from incarceration in the Phantom Zone. Box Office to Date: $312 million worldwide The Word: “A terrific adaptation of Tim Burton’s gag—a take on Batman that sees the sitcom humor in his absurd lifestyle, brutalizing criminals by night and wasting his days in a cavernous mansion with only an elderly butler to talk to. It’s a one-joke movie that’s based on a really funny joke.” – David Simms, The Atlantic. Nomination Chances: Critical acclaim, audience appeal, and residual pique over The LEGO Movie being snubbed in 2015 add up to good chances for the Bat.