The Lego Movie – 100 Min, Rated PG for mild action and rude humor
The Lego Movie was one of those films where I pondered, “Who thought it would be a good idea to make a movie about Legos?” I had absolutely no desire to see this film until this previous week. It was getting an absurd amount of buzz by how great it is and critics were even putting it on the same level as Toy Story 3. I can’t put the Lego Movie on the same pedestal as Toy Story but it was one of the best animated films I’ve ever seen.
Christopher Miller & Phil lord, the brilliant minds behind Cloud with A Chance of Meatballs & 21 Jump Street, both wrote and directed the Lego Movie. These two have quite a future in Hollywood ahead of them. They not only wrote a story that kids would enjoy but adults as well. I played with Legos when I was a child so nostalgia set in as I was watching it. There were plenty of film references and cameos for the adults to enjoy. The film moved at an absurdly quick pace and there was never a dull moment. The Lego Movie also had a lot of heart and could possibly even bring a tear to your eye. There is a song that the characters sing called “Everything is Awesome” and I haven’t stopped singing it since I left the theater. It’s going to be stuck in my head for the next couple weeks. I loved the animation and how the directors went about creating action sequences. The explosions were the best part because everything is made out of legos including the fire. There was also an amazing cast of actors that did the voices for the characters.
Chris Pratt (Parks and Rec) plays Emmet who is just an ordinary Lego that is recruited to join Wyldstyle, voiced by Elizabeth Banks, to stop Lord Business, voiced by Will Ferrell, from destroying the entire Lego Universe. They are accompanied by Batman, voice by Will Arnett and Vitruvius, voiced by Morgan Freeman. All the lines that Batman had were pure gold and I laughed almost every time he did something. There were a lot of cameos so if you’d like to be surprised, I wouldn’t check the IMDB page for the rest of the cast.
The Lego Movie is a film that everyone should see and enjoy. There is something in it for kids and adults. I believe this film will quickly spread by word of mouth for people to go see it. The Lego Movie has everything a person can ask for: comedy, action, romance, etc. So next time you get a chance to go to the theater, go see this movie!
5/5 - Masterpiece