Wow, this spectacular film had been grossly undersold to me by friends. I am lucky to have gone into it with lowered expectations perhaps as I was totally floored by this. I was laughing out loud repeatedly and just endlessly entertained over and over again ("spaceship!!").
I honestly don't know what worked best for me, Batman of course was uniquely special, the 80's astronaut was great, and I could listen to Morgan Freeman make ghost noises all day long. Great ensemble cast. It really has to be some great vocal performances for Will Farrell to be the least funny of the group. Great writing, but it feels like some of the best moments were completely ad-libbed.
I wish my 3-yr old girl was older so that I could have seen it with her but I'm sure that day isn't too far away anyway. Some of the action sequences were a little too busy (like The Hobbit) for my tired old eyes and I found myself nodding off during those scenes but anytime people were talking, I was transfixed.
I did not see it in 3D although I hear that the 3D wasn't bad. This movie might have further ruined Star Wars for me as now when I see the Falcon failing to hit lightspeed, I'll know it was Batman's fault.
I only got to see three movies this perfect last year so for this, my first 2014 film, to be this great, it is setting the bar high for the rest of the year. I absolutely loved it.