So, what did you guys think? I saw this yesterday and have to say I was disappointed. To me it didn't have the magic of the LEGO Movie. All of my favorite bits were all of the geeky easter eggs, like when you saw a bunch of different Batmobiles in the Batcave and they basically had all of the different variations from various incarnations of Batman, like the one from the Adam West show, the one from BTAS, the various movies, etc. Calling back to the Bat-shark-repellent a couple of times, and some of the crazy villains from BTAS was fun. The bad, though, was that I really didn't care at all about the plot. It didn't have the heart of the original, with the interaction between Will Ferrell and his son, or the message of learning to be creative. The theme of needing other people just seemed really basic and uninspired. Also, I walked out of the first movie singing Everything is Awesome. A day later I couldn't hum a note of the song from the end.
Anyway, I so wanted to love this, and there were things I did like, but as a whole the movie fell flat for me. It felt essentially like putting one of the LEGO video games out as a movie - all of the fun jokes and references, no compelling plot.
What did you guys think?