Being Batman is hard work; up all night fighting crime and protecting the citizens of your city. Bruce Wayne might be an even be a harder gig. Your wallet is fat, but your true calling lies just beneath the surface… of your house, in your basement. A special, secret room where costumes are created and heroes assemble.
In the latest commercial for “The Lego Batman Movie,” titled “Gotham Cribs,” Bruce Wayne (Will Arnett) shows off the extravagance of Wayne Manor. Assisting him, and eating everything from the refrigerator, is B-Dubs “roommate,” Batman. Throughout the tour, you’ll see the kitchen, a dolphin-filled pool, the quaint master suite, and a top-secret room. Something “every good-looking, mysterious, billionaire bachelor” must own.
The Warner Bros. marketing machine has earned their keep with the first spin-off of “The Lego Movie.” The movie is just a week out, and is tracking to be the number one film its opening weekend. Still, it seems a new clip comes out almost daily, along with another addition to the cast. Just last week, a meta-filled featurette was released, with the star-studded cast talking behind each other’s bat-backs in character.
In a perfect spoof of “MTV Cribs,” the house-touring reality show that was popular during the early aughts, audiences get a peek into Batman’s home life. It starts with a bumping soundtrack, “Black & Yellow” by Wiz Kahlifa, which is surely a subtle nod to The Dark Knight’s preferred color palette. We also get random zooms to ridiculously-priced statues, and a look at the high-priced leftovers in the fridge, a staple of the original show.
Directed by Chris McKay, and from a script by Seth Grahame-Smith, Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, “The LEGO Batman Movie” stars Will Arnett as Batman, Michael Cera as Robin, Ralph Fiennes as Alfred, Mariah Carey as the Gotham City Mayor and Billy Dee Williams as Two-Face. Both films are set to hit theaters on February 10.
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