The Lego Movie (2014)
When evil Lord Business (Will Ferrell) finds the key to taking over the Lego world, the only hope lies with an ordinary, plain and rule-oriented construction worker named Emmet (Chris Pratt). You see, Emmet is mistaken for a “Master Builder” – someone who can think on the spot, make any complex contraption in just seconds, and carry out any plan to defeat evil. A lone rogue named Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks) stumbles upon Emmet and mistakes him for the Master Builder spoken of in the great prophecy, but it turns out, Emmet is the last person they want with the world in his hands. He is so under qualified and under prepared that his ideas just might work, but in the mean time, everyone just finds him the butt of every joke… and so do we!
I must say that by the trailers, I thought this would be a funny movie, but I also thought it would be dumb too. The Lego movie is anything but dumb and stupid. The story has charm, heart, funny jokes, well-developed characters and, most importantly, a good message for kids (who is the main audience.) Just like Family Guy or the Simpsons, it has random one-liners, quirky jokes, and nut-ball characters and they are all likable and funny! The animation is amazing and you will find yourself looking at every detail to see if everything really is Legos (and it is!). The color is eye-popping (maybe a little too much for its own good) and the amount of things going on will make this anything but boring and dull. I loved this movie and want to watch it again because of the ending. The ending is superb and has nice ties back to the main story that you will catch more the 2nd time around. I will say that the story might be a little too much for some younger kids to follow, but it won’t really matter because of the zany characters and colors. This is a must see and pretty much a guarantee to be in the top movies of the year! Co-starring Morgan Freeman, Will Arnett, Will Forte, Charlie Day, Jonah Hill, Alison Brie, Liam Neeson, Nick Offerman, Channing Tatum, and Craig Berry.
9/10 Stars – Charming, quirky, colorful and just a lot of fun! The ending makes it all the better!
Three words come to mind when describing The Lego Movie – EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!!! Sorry if that’s a bit corny but its true, the movie says so its self. I was awed by The Lego Movie, more so than I thought I would be. I mean Legos are cool and all but a movie made of them and about them…I though it could be fun but not as great as some of the top animated films out there. I am not proud woman so I can admit when I am wrong and boy was I wrong about this one.
The Lego Movie is stunningly beautiful, extremely detailed with detailed characters and story that is surprising and powerful. Let’s talk animation first. Props to the Warner Animation Group because they somehow managed to make block shapes come to life in spectacular fashion. Every little detail looks exactly like a Lego yet it has such quality that you would swear it was a real world.
The story about team work, belief in yourself, creativity and imagination is perfect for the hordes of kids going to see this. My husband is right, the younger generation won’t understand everything the story tries to impart but they will eventually. Because I am sure this will be a household favorite on Blu-ray for years to come. Meanwhile, the slightly older kids will be imparted with some great lessons that if the parents reinforce can be life changing for the next generation. Now, don’t despair adults there is plenty for you to enjoy in The Lego Movie too. Subtle jokes, comments and references to other movies are sure to make you laugh. I did!
So in conclusion to this rave review, go see The Lego Movie with your family. It will spur your children’s imaginations and your own!
9/10 Stars – Everything is AWESOME!!
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