LEGO batman took one of the edgiest, most dramatic, most macho-infused, toxic, violent versions of a rich entitled superhero out there, criticized each one of these things, and made sure kids knew that even when you have been hurt it’s important to allow yourself help and love from friends, who, by the way, can also be a family. i’m in love.
I think people are undervaluing how amazing it is that the LEGO Batman Movie had a character who was excited to have two dads. And it wasn’t subtle. It wasn’t hidden in the background. It was front-and-center with Robin being beyond ecstatic about having Bruce Wayne and Batman as his fathers. It was a mainstream, highly-marketed, big-budget children’s movie that showed that having same-sex parents is not only acceptable but also something to cherish. And I think that’s absolutely wonderful.