In comedy, there's a fine line between hilarious and annoying. It's a line The Lego Batman Movie tiptoes on from its very first minute as the jokes begin to fly over the studio logos. It's a surprising way to start, doesn't entirely work, and sets the standard for everything to follow.
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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
The idea of a LEGO movie seems so simple. There's a world where LEGO characters can talk and have adventures, and that's it. Well, 2014's The LEGO Movie blew that notion away by introducing both a LEGO world and a human world. Now it seems, with The LEGO Batman Movie, that's just the start of an intricate LEGO Cinematic Universe.