In The Lego Batman Movie, there seemed to be quite a few side-references to contemporary American politics, most notably Barbara Gordon saying

"It takes a village"

a traditional phrase about collective effort which was famously used as the title for Hillary Clinton's book.

Was the line inserted to to promote the producer's political views?

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    Maybe you could elaborate on the other references? – FuzzyBoots Nov 12 '17 at 19:40
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    Well, apparently you're not the only person who found such indications... filmcomment.com/blog/deep-focus-lego-batman-movie – FuzzyBoots Nov 12 '17 at 19:46
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    Huh? What so someone makes a common remark and we immediately draw conclusions? Not every statement is a reference to something else. – Möoz Nov 12 '17 at 21:42
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    The phrase "it takes a village.." has been a proverbfar longer than Clinton or Trump. It's full form "It takes a village to raise a child", is adapted to the movie to mean "it takes a village to stop crime in Gothman, not a batman" – CBredlow Nov 13 '17 at 2:18
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    @Valorum: I guess because that’s the entire story of the movie? – Paul D. Waite Nov 13 '17 at 8:27

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